Security & Compliance

Cloud security at AWS is the highest priority. As an AWS customer, you benefit from a data center and network architecture that is built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations.

Security is a shared responsibility between AWS and you. The shared responsibility model describes this as security of the cloud and security in the cloud:

  • Security of the cloud – AWS is responsible for protecting the infrastructure that runs AWS services in the AWS Cloud. AWS also provides you with services that you can use securely. The effectiveness of our security is regularly tested and verified by third-party auditors as part of the AWS compliance programs. To learn about the compliance programs that apply to AWS Control Tower, see AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program.
  • Security in the cloud – Your responsibility is determined by the AWS services that you use. You are also responsible for other factors including the sensitivity of your data, your organization’s requirements, and applicable laws and regulations.

This documentation helps you understand how to apply the shared responsibility model when using AWS Control Tower. The following topics show you how to configure AWS Control Tower to meet your security and compliance objectives. You also learn how to use other AWS services that help you monitor and secure your AWS Control Tower resources.

Starting first with authentication and authorisation, for your Control Tower managed estate.

GuardDuty with Delegated Administration

Security Hub with Delegated Administration

Security Hub Remediation for GuardDuty detection

AWS Config with RDK (Rule Development Kit)

AWS IAM Access Analyzer

Restrict Access to Regions