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Sunday, November 29, 2015

An Amazon Inspector for Security Compliance

Amazon previews a compliance and security service. Nice idea, have heard related ideas suggested.   Security certification approach.   Indemnification?

" .... Andy Jassy, svp at Amazon Web Services, positions the service in the following way: "Inspector is an automated security assessment service that finds security or compliance issues when deploying applications on AWS."

As organizations leverage the cloud for the rapid delivery of applications and services, opportunities arise where security vulnerabilities may be overlooked as a tradeoff for speed.  Jeff Barr, chief evangelist for Amazon Web Services, sees this service as a way to “shorten the time between code complete and code tested and deployed.” Barr also adds that “many organizations do not have enough security personnel on staff to perform time-consuming manual checks on individual servers and other resources.” ...  " 

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