Data security and cloud computing were never taken together strongly. One of the most common concerns regarding cloud computing went against data security in the cloud. Well, this was a few years back. Now many organizations have started business class and enterprise class application from public cloud. But how do we answer the question of Security in AWS.
Security in AWS is a shared responsibility. Certain aspects of it are taken care by AWS while, remaining aspects are to be taken by the customer/end user. Understanding this shared responsibility is an important aspect to ensure proper security measures.
Responsibility of AWS: AWS takes the responsibility OF cloud. AWS datacenters are one of the most secured ones in the world. They are already compliant to a whole lot of globally acclaimed world standard security compliances. The complete list can be found here. This is extremely helpful if the environemnt at AWS needs to be compliant to any standard like PCI.
Some of them important ones are below.
So as the compliance stands, AWS is responsible for below.
AWS has a very detailed section of documentation. If you want to deep dive into this topic, here is the link.
AWS Cloud Security
This link below explains the aspect of security from AWS themselves.
Benefits of AWS Security