Originally posted on The Curve’s blog.

Using a Bastion or gateway host can be one of the quickest security measures that you can use to reduce the attach surface of resources running within your cloud environment.

The idea of a Bastion host is fairly simple. A Bastion host is used to allow operational or internal access to resources within your cloud account, without requiring you to publicly expose these resources to the internet.

Whilst we’ll pick a specific example to illustrate the usefulness of a Bastion host, it is worth noting that these techniques can be applied to any of…

James Ridgway

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