Companies are increasingly move toward cloud platforms for their IT infrastructure. AWS (Amazon Web services), the leader in the cloud infrastructure market, happens to be a very attractive option because of the ease and flexibility it provides around designing the architecture for applications in the cloud.
However, more flexibility can lead to bad architectural designs, which impact security and cause liability. Having standard compliance requirements for building secure applications on AWS helps ensure teams follow best practices.
Jermila Paul Dhas explains how the cloud enablement team at the Financial Times proactively validates the security and compliance of the FT’s entire cloud estate. The cloud enablement team has given FT’s delivery teams their own AWS accounts. Jermila details the standard architecture the team has deployed across all accounts to make sure that the applications and the resources in the accounts adhere to compliance requirements based on best practices and security guidelines.
Jermila Paul Dhas is an integration engineer in the Content Program at the Financial Times. Jermila is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, AWS Certified Developer – Associate, and AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate.
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