The Basics of AWS IAM – Keeping Cloud Expansion Secure with Identity and Access Management for AWS

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The challenge of managing the complexity of AWS is growing rapidly as organizations increasingly turn to it for their public cloud needs. A 2020 Gartner report states that half of all cloud security failures stem from poor management of identities, access, and privilege, a number expected to rise to 75% by 2023. AWS IAM provides a solution to this problem by offering strong identity management for AWS users. It uses concepts like users, groups, roles, and policies to help enterprises determine who has what privileges over which resources. AWS IAM also improves reliability and performance across AWS solutions, and helps organizations remain compliant with regulatory compliance mandates such as HIPAA, PCI DSS, and emerging data privacy laws. However, for many enterprises, AWS IAM may not be sufficient on its own due to inherent complexity and other limitations. Veza can help by adding a dedicated, cloud-first data security layer that integrates fully with cloud-native infrastructure permissions systems like AWS IAM, allowing organizations to more easily understand and manage all the identities in their public cloud while keeping their data safe and their enterprise in compliance.


Date published
April 22, 2022

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