Scale cloud security within your preferred workflows. More fixes, fewer tickets.

Eliminate the security expert bottleneck and establish cloud access governance with simple access review, policy management, and monitoring processes designed to be used by non-experts in the continuous delivery pipeline. Now cloud and security product teams can easily adopt these capabilities via OEM integration.

k9 Security is an AWS Partner

Scalable Cloud Access Governance

Helping cloud teams of all sizes scale AWS IAM entitlement management 

  • Unexpected IAM admins and unused IAM principals.
  • Excessive access to critical data and encryption keys.
  • Unable to confirm you actually fixed IAM by verifying expected access.
  • Security processes slowing continuous delivery.
  • Want to achieve least privilege but don’t know how.
  • Overloaded experts.

Create an IAM improvement plan with a security expert today!

No excess permissions. No overloaded experts.

The quality and depth of expertise demonstrated by k9 security is unparalleled in the industry.  k9 has helped advise our AWS IAM strategy and guide a successful implementation of secure identity management that eliminates excess IAM permissions.

Lucas LaFrance

VP of Security, PlanetArt

The simplest and most scalable way of managing AWS IAM permissions

Simple Daily Reporting

k9 tells you exactly what AWS permissions allow today and every day.

k9 determines who has access with the AWS IAM simulation APIs nightly. The analysis covers Service Control, IAM, and Resource policies plus external access findings from AWS IAM Access Analyzer. Then, actionable reports are published to your own S3 Bucket.

This is not a static analysis of IAM policy or summary of yesterday’s CloudTrail events. (k9 reports what IAM users and roles could do with AWS APIs and data.)

Pivot, filter, slice, and dice with tools and data you already use.


Use the Excel format (sample) for quick, interactive analysis.
Review your admins, when they were last used, and their credentials:
k9 Principals View showing whether an IAM principal is an admin and when it was last used.

Know exactly who has access to critical data and encryption keys:

Secure Policy Automation

Cloud teams find issues by reviewing IAM access using the k9 Security Katas

Specify your intended access  in simple language and let k9 generate a least privilege security policy.

See k9 Security’s Terraform & CDK libraries on GitHub for S3 buckets and KMS encryption keys.

Example: Declare secure bucket policy with k9 Terraform library for AWSS3

Scale Access Management

Streamline how your organization finds and fixes excess AWS IAM permissions.

Review access with pre-built dashboards for Splunk and DataDog.

Get notified of important access changes via email and AWS Security Hub.

Secure data quickly with simple Terraform and CDK automation that implements best practice in your delivery pipeline.

All built to work with 10s of teams and 100s of resources.

Supported Services: IAM, STS, KMS, S3, RDS, DynamoDB, Redshift, and more…

(2,000+ AWS IAM permissions)

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We wanted to create a truly secure production environment for our customers and prove it with a SOC 2 certification. k9 Security walked us through all the IAM vulnerabilities in our AWS account using their super pragmatic report and helped us fix the issues.  Now we have SOC 2 and least privilege!
Aleks Smechov

Co-Founder & CEO, Wordcab

k9 is a great tool for consultants offering AWS security reviews. Will definitely use this tool when doing the next review of an AWS account. k9 is a great tool for Cloud Security Specialists raising the bar for security within their organization.                                                                                                      
Andreas Wittig

Author, Amazon Web Services in Action

IAM doesn’t have to be hard.

Scale up without security slowing you down

Cloud teams reduce the risk of accidents and data breaches with k9’s usable security automation and IAM access reporting. 

Now you can finally secure IAM at the speed of continuous delivery. 


IAM users & roles

Buckets, Keys, & DBs


k9 is built for non-security experts. Your entire team will understand desired & actual access and be able to manage it with tools you already use. Start in less than 30 minutes.

95% less time spent on IAM 



Quickly improve your security with usable infrastructure code and expert support. We provide you with step by step processes that eliminate policy guesswork.

Production-ready Terraform & CDK



Audit the access each IAM principal actually has to APIs and data resources whenever you want. Easily integrate with your existing dashboards and tools. 

5 optimized audit processes