To create a comprehensively secure cloud environment, any organization should have well-defined Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies. The AWS Shared Responsibility Model enables a customer to share the operational risks and burdens with AWS.
Access Management is a crucial part of workload security that runs either on-premises or in the cloud. It is responsible for authenticating and authorizing access to users and applications. Access Management is designed to strengthen security and reduce risk. The best practice in access management is “least privilege.” It means controlling access by setting granular policies so only authorized individuals can access the resources.
Identity Access Management (IAM) is the access management system built into AWS. IAM helps to create AWS users, groups, and roles. It has a set of policies for defining and managing users' roles and access privileges.
AWS Security and Compliance is a shared responsibility between AWS and the customer. This shared model can help relieve the customer's operational burden. AWS operates, manages, and controls the components from the host operating system and virtualization layer down to the physical security of the service’s facilities.
When a company designs and implements IAM—especially when coupled with maintenance—they should consider several identity and access management risks. The following are the more common risks associated with IAM deployments:
Solid processes to protect against these types of IAM risks are essential. These include the necessary firewall and intrusion prevention system protections and the creation of a strict access policy that significantly limits who has access to manage the platform.
Ibexlabs ensures that IAM is configured in the best way possible to strengthen an organization's security. We follow the least privilege principle in configuring IAM policies.
Ibexlabs helps customers to:
To get the best of IAM, configuring the resources securely and efficiently matters the most.
Almost all AWS services should be managed with a shared responsibility model. AWS will help secure the underlying configuration, which is the ‘security of the cloud,’ but ‘security in the cloud’ is the responsibility of the configurations we jointly make. We have to make sure to configure IAM in the right way to build a comprehensively secure environment.
As a SOC2-certified AWS Security Partner with a special focus on Identity and Access Management, we have the experience and expertise to manage the integrity, availability, and security of customer data using IAM policies and standards that ensure that data is not misused.
Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a big part of AWS cloud security assessment, and there is a good reason for that. Most breaches and security failures today are still caused by the mismanagement of IAM resources. Ibexlabs ensures the customer environment is configured in an ideal way to build a secure system.