Shared responsibility model indicates that AWS and the AWS Customer have a role to play in Securing the cloud. AWS is responsible for security of the cloud while the customer is responsible for security in the cloud.
Customer responsibility “Security in the Cloud”
Customer responsibility will be determined by the AWS Cloud services that a customer selects. This determines the amount of configuration work the customer must perform as part of their security responsibilities. As shown in the chart above, this differentiation of responsibility is commonly referred to as Security “of” the Cloud versus Security “in” the Cloud.
Examples of AWS and Customer Responsibilities: