Security at FlightTrak
Enterprise-grade data protection
We partner with AWS to keep your data secure and meet your compliance
SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE
Cloud security at AWS is the highest priority. As an AWS customer, you will benefit from a data center and network architecture built to meet the requirements of the
most security-sensitive organizations. Security in the cloud is much like security in your on-premises data centers—only without the costs of maintaining facilities and
hardware. In the cloud, you don’t have to manage physical servers or storage devices. Instead, you use software-based security tools to monitor and protect the
flow of information into and out of your cloud resources.
An advantage of the AWS Cloud is that it allows you to scale and innovate, while maintaining a secure environment and paying only for the services you use. This
means that you can have the security you need at a lower cost than in an onpremises environment.
As an AWS customer you inherit all the best practices of AWS policies, architecture, and operational processes built to satisfy the requirements of our most security-sensitive customers. Get the flexibility and agility you need in security controls.
The AWS Cloud enables a shared responsibility model. While AWS manages security of the cloud, you are responsible for security in the cloud. This means
that you retain control of the security you choose to implement to protect your own content, platform, applications, systems, and networks no differently than you
would in an on-site data center.
AWS provides you with guidance and expertise through online resources, personnel, and partners. AWS provides you with advisories for current issues, plus
you have the opportunity to work with AWS when you encounter security issues. You get access to hundreds of tools and features to help you to meet your security
objectives. AWS provides security-specific tools and features across network security, configuration management, access control, and data encryption.
Finally, AWS environments are continuously audited, with certifications from accreditation bodies across geographies and verticals. In the AWS environment,
you can take advantage of automated tools for asset inventory and privileged access reporting.
Benefits of AWS Security
- Keep Your Data Safe: The AWS infrastructure puts strong safeguards in
place to help protect your privacy. All data is stored in highly secure AWS
- Meet Compliance Requirements: AWS manages dozens of compliance
programs in its infrastructure. This means that segments of your
compliance have already been completed.
- Save Money: Cut costs by using AWS data centers. Maintain the highest
standard of security without having to manage your own facility
- Scale Quickly: Security scales with your AWS Cloud usage. No matter
the size of your business, the AWS infrastructure is designed to keep
your data safe.
AWS Cloud Compliance enables you to understand the robust controls in place at AWS to maintain security and data protection in the cloud. As systems are built on
top of AWS Cloud infrastructure, compliance responsibilities will be shared. By tying together governance-focused, audit-friendly service features with applicable
compliance or audit standards, AWS Compliance enablers build on traditional programs. This helps customers to establish and operate in an AWS security
The IT infrastructure that AWS provides to its customers is designed and managed in alignment with best security practices and a variety of IT security standards.
The following is a partial list of assurance programs with which AWS complies:
- SOC 1/ISAE 3402, SOC 2, SOC 3
- FISMA, DIACAP, and FedRAMP
- PCI DSS Level 1
- ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018
AWS provides customers a wide range of information on its IT control environment in whitepapers, reports, certifications, accreditations, and other third-party
attestations. More information is available in the Risk and Compliance whitepaper and the AWS Security Center.