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Cloud Security's Shared Responsibility Is Foggy
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jenshadus
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jenshadus,
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9/18/2017 | 12:36:38 PM
Amazon Security
I agree that AMazon needs to streamline their security, and simplify instructions.  I was just reviewing one of our security configurations, and I was scratching my head a couple of time.  They use abbreviations that I don't know such as HMAC...whats that/  Hidden MAC addresses? MAC security? What about encryption in transit?
obsidianben
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obsidianben,
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9/18/2017 | 2:24:25 PM
Re: Amazon Security
HMAC is related to encryption (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash-based_message_authentication_code).

Encryption in transit is usually preferred, although it is more nuanced than that. Sometimes the services or the use of the data being transmitted means that encryption adds too much processing or latency to the operations, and therefore the distributed system would have to be segmented off or have other controls in place to avoid needing encryption. Aside from that, when in doubt, encrypt!
dimitri-dr
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dimitri-dr,
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9/18/2017 | 2:59:26 PM
Re: Amazon Security
Shared security responsibility is like playing 3D-Chess. 


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