Security Checklist - General
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Protect your root account.
Protect your access keys the same way you protect your private banking access.
Protect your CloudTrail and your Billing S3 Bucket.
Limit access to users and roles on a “need-to-know” basis.
Activate region based CloudTrail.
Ensure visibility and traceability of all your AWS account activities.
Create administration roles with limited privileges.
Use IAM policies to limit access only to services needed.
Familiarize yourself with AWS Security Token Service (STS) and roles.
AWS STS is a service that enables you to request temporary, limited-privilege credentials.
Familiarize yourself with AWS Detailed Billing and monitor your monthly usage regularly.
AWS Detailed Billing provides you with a “by-the-hour” insight of resources used and costs incurred.