AWS Secure Initial Account Setup

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AWS provides many account-level security options and tools that allow customers to meet their security objectives and implement the appropriate controls for their business functions. This webpage provides baseline security guidance for AWS accounts to help customers gain confidence that they have securely set up and initialized an account according to AWS best practices. For additional security guidance on managing multiple AWS accounts, see the AWS Multiple Account Security Strategy Solution Brief.

The following sections assume basic knowledge of AWS accounts, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS CloudTrail, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Config, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).