Cloud Security

We implement and operate your secure Cloud infrastructure, applications and services with confidence.

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Securing the Cloud is a challenge for many as the cloud’s ease, power and flexibility contribute to a security strategy and architecture that is often limited, and simply not well-architected. Aligned is here to help.

AWS Catalyst Program

Get more from your AWS investment through Aligned’s AWS Catalyst Program. By becoming a Catalyst Member, you have immediate access to a range of value-centric services designed to simplify your cloud operations, optimize your cloud spend and ensure both your cloud compliance and cloud security.

Managed Cloud Services

Driving increased value throughout your cloud journey.

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Security, Privacy & Compliance for the Enterprise Cloud

Cloud Security Strategy

Design, implement and evolve a comprehensive, enterprise Cloud Security Strategy that encompasses your current and future business imperatives, critical resources and cloud journey. Your Strategy should set the stage for, and direct Security, Privacy and Compliance guidelines.

Cloud Security Risk Assessments

An in-depth manual and programmatic evaluation of your public cloud security posture against regulatory requirements or industry standard frameworks to identify potential gaps and measure the associated security and compliance risk.

AWS Security Reference Architecture (AWS SRA)

Leverage this comprehensive, holistic set of guidelines for deploying some or all of the AWS security services in a multi-account environment. We recommend that AWS SRA be used as a resource to help design, implement, and manage AWS security services so that they align with AWS recommended practices.

AWS Cloud Architecture Risk Analysis

Our Team of Cloud experts will conduct an extensive review and evaluate your AWS cloud environment against industry frameworks such as the Center for Internet Security Critical Security Controls and NIST Cyber Security Framework to identify and address gaps relying on appropriate preventive and detective guardrails

AWS Secure Landing Zones

Understand, design and deploy a secure, multi-account AWS Landing Zone relying on the AWS Security Reference Architecture as a guide to incorporate information and privacy safeguards which protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of existing and proposed workload(s).

AWS Security Hub

Monitor your security posture and detect / respond to high-priority security alerts using AWS Security Hub. By collecting security data across AWS accounts, services, and supported third-party partner products, Security Hub provides a comprehensive view of your security state, while benchmarking against security industry standards and best practices.

AWS Multi-Account Strategy

An important foundational aspect of organizing an AWS environment is following a multi-account strategy. One account isn’t enough to set up a well-architected environment. Using multiple accounts, you can best support your security goals and business processes. Separating workloads into their own accounts enables you to better control access and authorization, apply categorical security and compliance safeguards, and allocate costs on a per workload basis to enable chargebacks and showbacks.

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Understand, design and deploy IAM to securely manage identities, access and permissions to AWS services and resources for both employees and applications.

Information Security
Risk Analysis

Evaluate your traditional on-premises or cloud security program and recommend pragmatic and cost effective administrative and technical safeguards including processes and/or technology specifically designed, and purpose built to mitigate your organization ‘s security and compliance risk.

AWS Cloud Security Posture Assessment

Aligned Technology Group offers a comprehensive Cloud Security Posture Assessment (CSPA) that provides you with automated visibility you expect to figure out how your AWS environment is configured and how it measures up against industry specific cybersecurity frameworks, regulations, and standards.

AWS Well-Architected Framework Review

Aligned’s AWS Well-Architected Framework Review (WAFR) provides a robust analysis of your AWS environments in regards to best practices adherence and alignment for all Six Pillars as described below. WAFR helps cloud architects build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for a variety of applications and workloads.

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Consulting Services

AWS Security Reference Architecture (AWS SRA)

The AWS Security Reference Architecture aligns to three AWS security foundations: the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF), AWS Well-Architected Framework, and the AWS Shared Responsibility Model.

 

AWS Cloud Architecture Risk Analysis

A cloud architecture risk analysis provides you with a deep and comprehensive understanding of your current state capability to secure business critical workloads and data.

 

The full Story of
Cloud Security

Securing the Cloud is a challenge for organizations regardless of where they are within their cloud journey. The ease, power and flexibility of cloud solutions and services unfortunately contribute to a security strategy and architecture that is often limited, and simply not well-architected. But establishing and maintaining enterprise-class protection for your cloud is achievable. Cloud providers, like AWS, provide guidelines, frameworks and best practices as a foundation for cloud security but it is vital to implement the right mix to programmatically fit security into your business.

At Aligned, Security is in our soul. Our team has years of hands-on, operational experience in both the public and private sector developing and implementing world-class cybersecurity strategies and operationalizing the processes, methods and solutions to bring this protection into reality. In fact, our superpower is Cloud Security for infrastructure, applications and services. Aligned’s security experts will help you implement, adopt and operationalize the cloud strategies, frameworks and best practices that are right for your environment and business requirements.

Ultimately we guide you to securely deliver cloud infrastructure, applications and services to meet your security, privacy and compliance objectives and requirements.

Latest Resources

AWS Athena: Clarifying Its Role and Comparing It to Redshift

AWS Athena: Clarifying Its Role and Comparing It to Redshift

This week, we deepen our exploration into AWS Athena by distinguishing it from traditional databases and contrasting it with Redshift. Discover the unique roles and operational differences between these powerful AWS tools, and learn how they can suit various data workloads and analytical demands in your cloud environment.

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery (AWS DRS): Your Comprehensive Guide

AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery (AWS DRS): Your Comprehensive Guide

Welcome to our detailed overview of AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery (AWS DRS). This guide explains how AWS DRS revolutionizes disaster recovery by using AWS’s resources to maintain ready and updated recovery sites, thus saving costs and increasing efficiency. Discover how you can test, recover, and fail back applications effortlessly, and why AWS is your ideal disaster recovery site with benefits like elasticity, cost-effectiveness, and robust security.

Maximizing Cloud Security with Athena Data Types for AWS

Maximizing Cloud Security with Athena Data Types for AWS

n this post, we delve into the role of Amazon Athena, a robust, serverless query service that enhances data analysis on AWS. We’ll explore how Athena’s data types and flexible querying capabilities can be leveraged to bolster cloud security, ensuring sensitive information remains protected while maintaining system efficiency and accessibility. Join us as we unpack how Athena Data Types not only facilitate powerful data management but also enforce stringent security measures, helping organizations meet compliance and regulatory standards seamlessly.

Cost Optimization

Issue: Small AWS deployment with little management oversight and a lack of cloud skills internal to the organization moving from traditional infrastructure to SaaS and cloud based solutions.

 

What we did

  1. AWS Audit
  2. Cost Optimization Review
  3. Ongoing Monitoring

 

Result:

  • Eliminated unused storage volumes and the old application server no longer in use, the charges for AWS resulted in a savings of 51% per month.
  • We’ll continue to monitor AWS billing and finance to ensure maintenance of savings and identify other future changes.

Cost Optimization

Issue: Small AWS deployment with little management oversight and a lack of cloud skills internal to the organization moving from traditional infrastructure to SaaS and cloud based solutions.

 

What we did

  1. AWS Audit
  2. Cost Optimization Review
  3. Ongoing Monitoring

 

Result:

  • Eliminated unused storage volumes and the old application server no longer in use, the charges for AWS resulted in a savings of 51% per month.
  • We’ll continue to monitor AWS billing and finance to ensure maintenance of savings and identify other future changes.