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Security in Amazon Backup

Cloud security at Amazon is the highest priority. As an Amazon customer, you benefit from a data center and network architecture that is built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations.

Security is a shared responsibility between Amazon and you. The shared responsibility model describes this as security of the cloud and security in the cloud:

  • Security of the cloud – Amazon is responsible for protecting the infrastructure that runs Amazon services in the Amazon Web Services Cloud. Amazon also provides you with services that you can use securely. Third-party auditors regularly test and verify the effectiveness of our security as part of the Amazon compliance programs. To learn about the compliance programs that apply to Amazon Backup, see Amazon Services in Scope by Compliance Program.

  • Security in the cloud – Your responsibility for Amazon Backup includes, but is not limited to, the following. You are also responsible for other factors including the sensitivity of your data, your organization's requirements, and applicable laws and regulations.

    • Responding to communications you receive from Amazon.

    • Managing the credentials you and your team use. For more information, see Identity and access management in Amazon Backup.

    • Configuring your backup plans and resource assignments to reflect your organization’s data protection policies. For more information, see Managing backup plans.

    • Regularly testing your ability to find certain recovery points and restore them. For more information, see Working with backups.

    • Incorporating Amazon Backup procedures in your organization’s disaster recovery and business continuity written procedures. For a start point, see Getting started with Amazon Backup.

    • Ensuring that your employees are familiar with and have practiced using Amazon Backup along with your organizational procedures in the event of an emergency. For more information, see the Amazon Well-Architected Framework.

This documentation helps you understand how to apply the shared responsibility model when using Amazon Backup. The following topics show you how to configure Amazon Backup to meet your security and compliance objectives. You also learn how to use other Amazon services that help you monitor and secure your Amazon Backup resources.