PII in Exposed Amazon RDS Snapshots

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As described in this blog, this lack of visibility prevents organizations from knowing whether a shared publicly RDS snapshot was ever accessed by an unauthorized third party and if actions should be taken immediately to mitigate any risk that could be derived from the information being public. We will also explain the forensics visibility in the relevant logs and share best-practices to detect and mitigate the potential risk related to public RDS snapshots. While investigating the relevant log records, we found that the information in the logs was not as intuitive as we would have wanted — both in terms of the visibility and of the events we were expecting to see.

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