AWS Management & Governance Blog

Category: Configuration, compliance, and auditing

¬Field Notes: Cross-account deployments in an AWS Control Tower environment

Field Notes: Cross-account deployments in an AWS Control Tower environment

AWS Control Tower helps customers put an orchestration layer on top of a multi-account strategy. When customers build applications, they often use separate accounts as part of a deployment pipeline so that they can validate changes before production. This best practice helps reduce blast radius should there be any issues with newer iterations. With AWS […]

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Using an AWS Service Catalog service action to allow end users to update resources after deployment

Enterprise customers with multiple users want to manage policies on cloud resources like AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to grant access to additional users after the product has been deployed through, for example, AWS CloudFormation templates. In addition, customers want to accomplish this task in a self-service […]

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Integrate across the Three Lines Model (Part 1): Build a custom automation of AWS Audit Manager with AWS Security Hub

The Three Lines Model developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) helps organizations identify structures and processes to facilitate strong governance and risk management. In that model, the first-line function manages risk, the second-line function oversees risk and the third-line function provides objective and independent assurance of risk management. According to a Deloitte analysis […]

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Target a group of Amazon EC2 On-Demand Capacity Reservations

On-Demand Capacity Reservations enable you to reserve capacity for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud(Amazon EC2) instances in an Availability Zone for any duration. You can use AWS Resource Groups to organize AWS resources into logical collections of applications, projects or environments. Last year, we introduced the ability to target EC2 capacity reservations in a resource group by using […]

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Using AWS CodePipeline to deploy AWS Config conformance packs created with the Rule Development Kit

As consultants, we often help customers manage AWS services using infrastructure as code (IaC). We follow DevOps practices for building, versioning, testing, and deploying services. We also use AWS Config custom and managed rules to evaluate the configuration settings of AWS resources. AWS Config continuously tracks the configuration changes that occur among AWS resources and […]

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Cost Optimization with nOps and CloudTrail

Cost optimization with nOps and CloudTrail

This post is co-authored by JT Giri, CEO and Founder at nOps, and Tomo Sakatoku, Principal Partner Solutions Architect at AWS Cost optimization is always critical to everyone. Customers make lots of effort to make sure their AWS Platform operates cost-effectively. AWS provides tools to help customers optimize and visualize costs. AWS Cost Explorer provides […]

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AWS CloudTrail Best Practices

September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. AWS CloudTrail gives you a history of AWS calls for your account, including API calls made through the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, and command line tools. As a result, you can identify: Which users and accounts called AWS APIs […]

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Prepare for Oracle license audits in AWS using AWS Audit Manager and AWS License Manager

Many of our customers who run Oracle databases need help with managing their Oracle licenses on AWS and ensuring that they have not fallen out of compliance with Oracle’s licensing rules. They must be prepared to provide relevant evidence in an auditor-friendly format during an Oracle license audit. Gathering evidence in a timely manner to […]

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Manage Microsoft’s 90-day license assignment rules with AWS License Manager

AWS License Manager makes it easier to manage your software licenses across AWS and on-premises environments. AWS License Manager lets administrators create customized licensing rules that emulate the terms of their licensing agreements, apply these rules to keep track of licenses used, and control whether an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance should be […]

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AWS Config

Using AWS Config custom resources to track any resource on AWS

AWS Config is a powerful service you can use to track infrastructure resources and simplify compliance. AWS Config continuously monitors and records your resource configurations. It also allows you to use AWS Config rules to automate the evaluation of recorded configurations against desired state. You can use its remediation actions to address noncompliant resources and […]

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