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RISK MANAGEMENT

Reduce AWS security risks with Stax

 

Use Stax to proactively manage and reduce AWS cloud security risk while ensuring compliance with industry and government risk governance regulations.

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Manage AWS risks with a combination of proactive and reactive controls

 

Protecting critical Amazon Web Service infrastructure and customer data against vulnerability while still allowing teams to deliver at pace is a pivotal part of maintaining business continuity. Stax allows for the development of safe processes which don’t impact delivery velocity, using automated patterns that offer a high level of security and reduce the likelihood of human error.

Protect and monitor cloud risk with set rules

Stax, allows you to set up specific rules and restrictions to govern what teams can access and the actions they can perform. This security policy will apply to all AWS accounts you create. 

  • Keep your operations in line with best practices using the Safeguarding rules already in place within the Stax platform.

  • Comprehensive guardrails are included to provide a safe AWS environment from which to develop custom security settings while maintaining high level protection.

  • Use rules to establish continuous monitoring for risk items, alerting your team when a change impacts your risk and security posture. 

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Keep your AWS infrastructure compliant with industry standards

Confidently adhere to relevant industry risk and compliance standards, like PCI, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) standards, the CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark and the AWS Well-Architected Framework.

  • Implement easily manageable rule bundles to target relevant resources and ascertain which parameters will keep your operation compliant.
  • Rest assured that as standards are updated, so is Stax. The platform’s full versioning capability keeps your rule bundles up to date as regulations change.

Get real-time alerts for better risk reactions

Stax continuously monitors across all relevant risk items, alerting you in near real-time when your resources begin to fail compliance checks.

  • Empower your teams to rapidly resolve issues and minimize risk exposure with immediate alerts.

  • Confidently make changes to AWS resources, knowing you will be alerted immediately if your risk posture is impacted.

  • Define severity levels and parameters so you know exactly how serious an instance of risks is.
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Create custom risk and compliance checks

Every organization is different. While the regulatory compliance levels are a strong baseline, as an independent company, you’ll likely have your own AWS and network security requirements.

  • Use Stax to create custom risk and compliance checks to target items that are particularly impactful for your unique risk posture.
  • Set up targeted rule alerts that notify the right people in the right way. Choose from various alert methods, such as email, Slack, Microsoft Teams or via a webhook.

Explore Stax's risk management features

 

Get in touch to book a product demonstration with one of our experts and find out more about how Stax helps you keep your AWS account secure while adhering to regulation compliance requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is risk management and compliance in cloud security?

There are three parts to cloud security risk management:
1. Identify potential risks that arise from your organization’s activities in the cloud. This should include all those that are governed by risk compliance and those that are operation-specific for your AWS organization.
2. Classify all risks according to their severity, defining limits and thresholds for what constitutes a minor, major or severe risk.
3. Address the risks identified with measures designed to mitigate them in the most effective manner possible.

What are the risks of AWS?

The biggest risks in any cloud computing environment are data breaches, sensitive data loss, compliance violations and poor access management. Overcoming these individually is an onerous task that requires a great deal of strategy, planning and expertise. However, with the inclusive risk and compliance tools within Stax, these can be addressed in unison to create a robust AWS infrastructure.

What are Stax’s key risk management and compliance features?

Stax risk management tools have been designed so organizations can quickly and easily implement existing IT risk management frameworks in the cloud. Automated patterns allow you to implement effective application security protocols without adversely affecting the swift delivery and deployment of new apps and services in your AWS cloud environment. Our software also features continuous monitoring tools that will alert your IT team whenever a change to your cloud configuration could potentially impact the risk profile you have chosen to adopt. As a native AWS security hub solution, Stax will help your business use AWS compliance tools and risk management tools as they were intended to be used, without dealing with the level of complexity often associated with such tools.

What kind of support is available for the Stax risk management tools?

We are committed to ensuring that all of our customers are able to benefit fully from the capabilities of our Stax risk management tools. From the adoption process onwards, our technical support specialists will be here to help whenever you may need them. You can create new support cases directly from within the Stax console, providing you and your team with easy access to expert assistance whenever you need it.

What kind of support is available when getting started with Stax?

As an AWS certified partner, we provide full documentation for our Cloud Management Platform, which contains everything you need to get started with Stax. We have sections on accounts, workloads, networks, views, notifications, cost management, risk management, events and much more, to support whatever tasks your team needs to perform.

If you can’t find the answer to your problem in our documentation, or if you need urgent technical assistance, you can also open a new support case directly from the Stax console to get swift, direct support from our team of experts.

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Want to simplify risk management for your AWS account?

 

With the Stax console, you can manage your cloud infrastructure in a single, easy-to-use platform that significantly reduces vulnerability risk. This includes creating a customized risk management solution that works for your business needs while ensuring compliance with any required industry or government standards. Speak to one of our team today to see how Stax can help you simply keep your AWS account protected and compliant.