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Shared Security Model at AWS
AWS has a "shared responsibility model" for information security and compliance. Because you are building systems on top of the AWS cloud infrastructure, the security responsibilities will be shared: AWS has secured the underlying infrastructure and you must secure anything you put on the infrastructure.
This means that there are several security decisions you need to make and controls you must configure. For information on how to configure a particular AWS service, see the documentation for that service. For more tips on security with AWS, check out the AWS Security Center.
If you are not comfortable taking on these responsibilities, consult with your designated IT lead or consider using the Managed Cloud Services model (coming soon) instead.
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Amazon Web Services offers a complete set of infrastructure and application services that enable you to run virtually everything in the cloud: from enterprise applications and big data projects to social games and mobile apps. Amazon Web Services provides IT infrastructure services including Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage (S3), and Elastic MapReduce.