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5/28/2024 Case Studies

Case Study: Proactive Monitoring System for Payment Pages with AWS Lambda

About: XYZ, a non-profit organization focused on enhancing maternal and infant health, faces the challenge of safeguarding payment pages to comply with PCI DSS regulations while handling sensitive donor data.

Challenge: PCI DSS compliance requires XYZ to actively monitor the integrity of payment pages to prevent malicious attacks and unauthorized changes. This necessitates a robust solution capable of detecting and responding to potential security threats promptly.

Solution: To address this challenge, Digital Edge (DE) implemented a proactive monitoring system utilizing AWS Lambda, DynamoDB, and SNS. This custom file integrity monitoring (FIM) solution conducts regular scans, compares file hashes against baseline values, and triggers alerts in case of discrepancies.

Business Benefit: DE's solution empowers XYZ to maintain compliance with PCI DSS regulations while enhancing the security posture of its donation processing environment. By actively monitoring payment pages and promptly addressing security threats, XYZ can minimize the risk of data breaches and maintain donor trust.

Value-Added Benefits:

  1. Enhanced Security: Proactive monitoring helps XYZ detect and respond to unauthorized changes, reducing the likelihood of data breaches and financial losses.
  2. Regulatory Compliance: The solution ensures adherence to PCI DSS requirements, demonstrating XYZ's commitment to industry standards and best practices in data security.
  3. Operational Efficiency: Leveraging AWS serverless technologies streamlines security monitoring efforts, allowing XYZ to focus on its mission-critical activities without compromising on security standards.
  4. Timely Incident Response: Integration with Amazon SNS enables swift notification of security issues, facilitating immediate investigation and remediation to minimize disruptions to donation processing operations.
9/19/2017 Newsletters

Amazon Security Is Not Enough

Using cloud platforms does guarantee that customer deployments on those platforms will be automatically secured. Regardless of how advanced the security of the products is, if a customer leaves login as admin/admin - the entire deployment will be vulnerable. This admin/admin is only one very simple example, and is exactly why Equifax had its major security breach. 

Digital Edge not only suggests, but implores companies to implement security frameworks such as ISO 27001, NIST Core or SOC2.

Recently, the resumes of potential, current, and previous employees of the US Department of Defense and the US intelligence community were exposed. The documents were found on an insecure Amazon S3 bucket that was not password protected. Amazon needs a stronger third-party cybersecurity to prevent these issues, especially since it is such a large company. This can become very disastrous, for clients and Amazon if the problem isn’t fixed. To find out more information, click here!