The AMI, known as “CIS Benchmark Compliant Red Hat Linux Enterprise 7.x Hardened Image – Levels 1&2,” has been thoughtfully prepared to align with the CIS benchmark, as evident from its name. CIS benchmarks are vendor-neutral and widely embraced across various industries and government sectors. They also conform to a range of cybersecurity frameworks. Opting for a hardened operating system as the foundation for running your applications represents the initial and crucial step in bolstering the security of production environments, guarding them against potential security breaches. This specific AMI comes preconfigured in strict accordance with the CIS benchmark for Linux, encompassing both levels 1 and 2.