As businesses increasingly shift their operations to the cloud, adopting a well-structured and optimized cloud environment becomes crucial for efficient management, security, and scalability. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading cloud service provider, offers a solution to expedite this process - the AWS Landing Zone Accelerator. This tool helps organizations create a robust foundation for their cloud infrastructure by automating the setup of best practices, security controls, and resource organization.
An AWS Landing Zone is essentially a customizable framework that lays the groundwork for building a secure, multi-account AWS environment. This framework includes various AWS resources, such as networks, identity and access management (IAM) policies, logging and monitoring tools, and security controls. AWS Landing Zone Accelerator streamlines and expedites the creation of this framework by providing a set of automation tools and deployment templates.
The tool is designed to incorporate AWS best practices for security, scalability, and performance. This ensures that the cloud environment is built following industry standards, reducing the risk of security vulnerabilities and operational inefficiencies.
With AWS Landing Zone Accelerator, organizations can establish a consistent environment across multiple accounts and regions. This is particularly beneficial for businesses with complex cloud infrastructures and distributed teams.
Security is paramount in the cloud. The accelerator helps set up security controls and policies to protect sensitive data and applications. This includes implementing network segmentation, encryption, and access controls.
The architecture created using the accelerator is designed to be scalable. As the organization's needs grow, it becomes easier to add new accounts, services, and resources while maintaining a coherent structure.
Included Services, Features, and Configuration References
Identity and Access Management (IAM) Configuration
AWS Organizations Configuration
Other Services and Features
We built the Healthcare configuration to provide guardrails to help mitigate the threats faced by healthcare organizations. To support these organizations, this configuration uses controls from the following frameworks:
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
Esquema Nacional de Seguridad (ENS) High
Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalog (C5)
Fascicolo Sanitario Elettronico
We built the Education configuration to provide guardrails to help mitigate the threats faced by education organizations. To support these organizations, this configuration uses controls from the following frameworks:
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-171
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)
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