In the cloud, we have three major offerings—Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Till now, you have learned about security from an IaaS perspective.
Now, we will see how to ensure security at the PaaS level. In AWS, we have many PaaS services. One of the most popular PaaS services is Relational Database Service (RDS). Apart from that, we have DynamoDB, Redshift, ElastiCache, Elastic Container Service (ECS), and Simple Queue Service (SQS). In this chapter, you will learn to secure all these services.
In PaaS, we do not need to worry about OS and underlying platform management, as it is part of AWS responsibility; you can say that the complete platform is being managed by AWS. We just need to manage our own services that are running on this platform. For the security too, we need to work on securing our services that are running on top of the PaaS services.
We will cover the following topics in this...