What are AWS Shared Controls?

  • Shared controls are controls which apply to both Infrastructure and Customer layers. AWS provides the requirements for the infrastructure and customer must provide their own control implementations within their use of services.
  • Examples include -
    • Patch Management - AWS responsible for patching the infrastructure, consumers responsible for patching their own guest OS, databases and applications
    • Configuration Management - AWS responsible for configuring its infrastructure devices, consumers responsible for configuring their own guest OS, databases and applications
    • Awareness and Training - AWS trains its own employees, consumers responsible for training their own employees
  • Shared controls are controls which apply to both Infrastructure and Customer layers. AWS provides the requirements for the infrastructure and customer must provide their own control implementations within their use of services.
  • Examples include –
    • Patch Management – AWS responsible for patching the infrastructure, consumers responsible for patching their own guest OS, databases and applications
    • Configuration Management – AWS responsible for configuring its infrastructure devices, consumers responsible for configuring their own guest OS, databases and applications
    • Awareness and Training – AWS trains its own employees, consumers responsible for training their own employees
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