AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency Partners

Managed cloud security starts at Level 1

AWS Partners with Level 1 MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) Competency provide 24x7 security protection and monitoring of AWS resources delivered as a fully managed service. These partners meet AWS’s baseline standard of quality for managed security services, Level 1 Managed Security Services (MSS), detailing technical and operational requirements for partners’ monitoring and response services of AWS environments. The Level 1 MSS baseline includes fundamental services such as: vulnerability management, monitoring for AWS service configuration to security best practices, managed detection and response (MDR), and managed web application firewall (WAF) service. The Level 1 MSSP Competency also validates partners with expertise beyond the Level 1 MSS baseline in specialization categories including: modern compute, identity behavior monitoring, managed application security testing, data privacy event management, digital forensics and incident response, business continuity and ransomware readiness. 

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Level 1 MSSP Competency Program Overview

Level 1 Managed Security Services Baseline

Level 1 Managed Security Services (MSS) are provided by AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency Partners as 24x7 fully managed security services uniquely designed in collaboration with AWS security experts to protect, monitor, and respond to security events of AWS environments. All Level 1 MSSP Competency Partners provide these baseline services in addition to any deep expertise in one or more specialization categories.

AWS Infrastructure Vulnerability Scanning
Routine scanning of AWS infrastructure for known software vulnerabilities.
AWS Resource Inventory Visibility
Continuous scanning and reporting of all AWS resources and their configuration details, updated automatically with newly added or removed resources.
AWS Security Best Practices Monitoring
Track and detect misconfigurations of AWS resources to improve cloud security posture and reduce business risk.
AWS Compliance Monitoring
Scanning AWS environment for compliance standards such as: CIS AWS Foundations, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITRUST, ISO 27001, MITRE ATT@CK, and SOC2.
Monitor and Triage Security Events
Gain full visibility into security alerts with a consolidated list of security events and recommended remediation guidance.

24/7 Incident Alerting and Response

Receive notification of high priority security events and expert guidance on recommended remediation steps 24/7.
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Mitigation
Increase visibility and resilience to DDoS attacks and reduce the risk of availability, financial, and security impacts to applications.
Managed Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
Add a layer of security for AWS-based endpoints, helping with defense against known threat patterns, to increase overall security posture.

Managed Detection and Response (MDR) for AWS-Based Endpoints

A combination of technology and cloud security experts working to continuously detect, investigate, and remove threats from within AWS-based endpoints.

Managed Web Application Firewall (WAF)

A firewall managed service designed to protect web-facing applications and APIs against common exploits.

Level 1 MSSP Competency Specialization Categories

Level 1 Managed Security Services (MSS) are provided by AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency Partners as 24x7 fully managed security services uniquely designed in collaboration with AWS security experts to protect, monitor, and respond to security events of AWS environments. All Level 1 MSSP Competency Partners provide Level 1 MSS baseline services, in addition to any specialization categories.

Level 1 Managed Security Services

This baseline standard of quality for managed cloud security covers managed security services that protect, monitor, and respond to security events of essential AWS resources and are delivered to customers as a fully managed service. 

Modern Compute

Managed container workload security event monitoring and response in AWS.

Identity Behavior Monitoring

Monitor and respond to identity services and events in AWS such as anomalous access, adaptive authentication, privilege access management.

Managed Application Security Testing

Detect and respond to security events in code pipelines and applications.

Data Privacy Event Management

Discover sensitive data in unintended locations, encryption key and certificate management, malware file scanning, and unintended transmission of sensitive data.

Digital Forensics Incident Response

Support to incident responders leveraging the telemetry and data collected by the Level 1 MSSP Partner as part of their managed security services.

Business Continuity and Ransomware Readiness

Manage business continuity solutions to recover from an interruption such as a mass encryption event (ransomware).

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