Best practices for protecting AWS RDS and other cloud databases

It’s no surprise that organizations are increasingly using cloud-native services, including for data storage. Cloud storage offers tremendous benefits such as replication, geographic resiliency, and the potential for cost-reduction and improved efficiency.

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Relational Database Service (RDS) is one of the most popular cloud database and storage services. At a high-level, RDS streamlines setup, operation, and scaling relational databases in AWS, such as MariaDB, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and others. RDS, much like any other AWS or cloud service offering, makes use of the shared responsibility model. This means the cloud service provider (CSP) — AWS in this case — is responsible for protecting the underlying infrastructure and hosting environments and consumers are responsible for their share of RDS, which includes the OS, configurations, and architecture considerations.

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