Aug 30 2021

Operationalize AWS security responsibilities in the cloud

Category: Cloud computingDISC @ 9:18 am
What do AWS Partners with Level 1 Managed Security Service (MSSP) Competency provide?

All AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency Partners provide at minimum the ten 24/7 security monitoring, protection, and remediation services as defined in the Level 1 Managed Security Services baseline. Those ten 24/7 services specifically are below.

Many of the Level 1 MSSP Competency Partners also provide additional security assessment and implementation professional services as well to assist customers in their AWS cloud journey.

  • AWS Infrastructure Vulnerability Scanning – Routine scanning of AWS infrastructure for known software vulnerabilities.
  • AWS Resource Inventory Visibility – Continuous scanning and reporting of all AWS resources and their configuration details, updated automatically with newly added or removed resources.
  • AWS Security Best Practices Monitoring – Track and detect misconfigurations of AWS resources to improve cloud security posture and reduce business risk.
  • AWS Compliance Monitoring – Scanning AWS environment for compliance standards such as: CIS AWS Foundations, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST, ISO 27001, MITRE ATT&CK, and SOC2.
  • Monitor, Triage Security Events – Gain visibility into security alerts with a consolidated list of security events and recommended remediation guidance.
  • 24/7 Incident Alerting and Response – Receive notification of high priority security events and expert guidance on recommended remediation steps 24/7.
  • DDoS Mitigation – Increase visibility and resilience to DDoS attacks and reduce the risk of availability, financial, and security impacts to applications.
  • Managed Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) – Add a layer of security for AWS-based endpoints, helping with defense against known threat patterns, to increase overall security posture.
  • Managed Detection and Response (MDR) for AWS-Based Endpoints – A combination of technology and cloud security experts working to continuously detect, investigate, and remove threats from within AWS-based endpoints.
  • Managed Web Application Firewall (WAF) – A firewall managed service designed to protect web-facing applications and APIs against common exploits.

What are the prerequisites for becoming an AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency Partner?

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