This article by Ayush Priya was originally featured on the Kloudle blog

AWS’ Elastic Compute Cloud, more popularly known as EC2, is a service that allows organizations to spin up virtual machines that can be used to host and run applications, databases, and much more. EC2 instances come with a wide variety of options, from selecting the number of CPU cores to disk space, memory, and operating system, to name a few. The EC2 service also comes packed with different configuration options and settings for an instance to work with. Uncle Ben said, “With great power comes great responsibility,” and in this case with a lot of settings to choose from comes a lot of misconfigurations. Thus, this article will look at how we can securely configure our EC2 instances.

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