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Rackspace, Alert Logic Unveil AWS Security Review Program for SMBs

Rackspace and Alert Logic, a security, compliance and threat management company, have launched an Amazon Web Services (AWS) security review program for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The program allows SMBs to analyze the configurations of their AWS environments against AWS CIS Foundations Benchmarks and measure their performance against AWS reviews.

Rackspace is a Top 200 public cloud MSP for 2019, according to ChannelE2E. Also, Alert Logic is a Top 20 MDR service provider, MSSP Alert reports.

Program participants can use Alert Logic's managed detection and response (MDR) solution to evaluate the security of their AWS environments and review the results of an AWS security assessment with Rackspace security experts, the companies indicated. After a security assessment is completed, SMBs can deploy Rackspace Service Blocks, Alert Logic's MDR solution and other technologies to address security gaps.

What Are the Dangers Associated with an AWS Misconfiguration?

An AWS misconfiguration may lead to a data leak that causes revenue losses, brand reputation damage and compliance penalties. There are many reasons why an AWS misconfiguration occurs, such as:

  • Inadequate password policies.
  • Inconsistent use of encryption.
  • Human error.

Capital One, GoDaddy and FedEx are among the globally recognized organizations that recently experienced AWS data leaks. Meanwhile, new programs and tools are becoming available to help organizations limit the risk of such issues.

AWS Unveils Access Analyzer

In addition to the Rackspace-Alert Logic AWS security review program, AWS last month introduced Access Analyzer for Simple Storage Service (S3).

Access Analyzer alerts an organization if it has an S3 bucket that is configured to allow access to anyone on the Internet or is shared with other AWS accounts, AWS said. In doing so, Access Analyzer helps an organization evaluate its S3 bucket access policies and quickly discover and remediate S3 bucket leaks.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.