The Pulse

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Identity and Access Management with AWS

Thu March 10, 2022

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Identity & Access Management (IAM) plays a critical role in the success of all AWS features. AWS IAM enables administrators to granularly control who can perform what actions with any AWS features and under what conditions. Sentinel Technologies and Fortis by Sentinel are always working to provide the best possible security for our customers, which includes the ability to utilize critical services like AWS IAM within their own cloud environments.

AWS IAM offers a number of different customizable options that enable organizations to remain secure while growing their presence in the public cloud. Administrators can take advantage of settings that allow you to:

  • Configure IAM Roles to explicit authorization and delegation models
  • Establish single sign-on (SSO) with your organization’s existing identity providers
  • Develop policies to restrict and/or limit authorization based on conditions such as multi-factor authentication (MFA) or the location of the user
  • Set up baselines to restrict access to regions and services not in use
  • Maintain up-to-date posture by analyzing existing authorizations

These are just a few ways AWS IAM can help increase your protection and instill confidence with your current and future public cloud investments.

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants have locations all over the United States that offer a modern casual dining experience in an upscale setting that includes handcrafted wines, a Napa-style tasting room, and artisanal market. They were eager to improve the operations and security of their AWS use cases, and worked closely with Sentinel throughout that process. Sentinel used AWS IAM to strengthen the protection of critical public cloud assets and streamline day-to-day operations within all Cooper’s Hawk AWS instances.

Securing AWS environments can be challenging, with a multitude of services and solutions available that offer different types of protection. Sentinel brings knowledge on how to take advantage of these services to achieve the best visibility and security for your specific AWS environment. For example, AWS GuardDuty can extend the security capabilities of AWS to identify and monitor anomalous or potentially malicious activities across multiple AWS resource types, including IAM access keys.

If you are interested in learning more about AWS IAM or any other AWS products, please contact us or reach out to your Sentinel Account Manager.