Executives are constantly asking, “Is my cloud infrastructure secure?” Given business complexities and the distributed nature of cloud computing, that’s not an easy question to answer. With people constantly spinning up cloud infrastructure across your organization (and forgetting to bring it back down), it’s become increasingly hard to govern the security of your cloud infrastructure. Without proper visibility, knowing which groups are contributing to cloud sprawl and creating security risks is challenging, if not impossible. This article will examine the challenges of securely managing cloud infrastructure, offer guidance on how to monitor your Amazon Web Services environment to identify policy deviations, and suggest strategies for ensuring that business groups comply with security guidelines.
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