Introduction to Auditing the Use of AWS
As more and more customers deploy workloads into the cloud, auditors increasingly need not only to understand how the cloud works.
As more and more customers deploy workloads into the cloud, auditors increasingly need not only to understand how the cloud works, but additionally how to leverage the power of cloud computing to their advantage when conducting audits.
The AWS cloud enables auditors to shift from percentage-based sample testing toward a comprehensive real-time audit view, which enables 100% auditability of the customer environment, as well as real-time risk management.
The AWS management console, along with the Command Line Interface (CLI), can produce powerful results for auditors across multiple regulatory, standards and industry authorities. This is due to AWS supporting a multitude of security configurations to establish security, compliance by design, and real-time audit capabilities through the use of: