The CIS Amazon Linux 2023 Benchmark – Level 1 Hardened Image is a image intended for use on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). It has been carefully prepared to align with established security best practices and is well-suited for deployment on Amazon EC2 instances.
This specific image, based on the CIS Amazon Linux 2023 Benchmark, has undergone prior hardening in accordance with CIS Benchmark recommendations and is regularly updated with monthly patches to maintain its security posture. It has been configured to meet the Level 1 profile, which aims to strike a practical and prudent balance. The objective is to enhance security while ensuring that the technology remains fully functional and user-friendly.
Importantly, this image does not introduce or remove any additional packages beyond what is already included in the base image, except when such actions are advised based on the corresponding CIS Benchmark guidelines.