Posted On: May 11, 2015
On a database instance running with Amazon RDS encryption, data stored at rest in the underlying storage is encrypted, as are its automated backups, read replicas, and snapshots. Encryption and decryption are handled transparently so you don’t have to modify your application to access your data. For more information about the use of AWS Key Management Service with Amazon RDS, see the Amazon RDS User's Guide. To learn more about AWS KMS, visit the AWS KMS overview page.
AWS GovCloud (US) is an AWS region designed to allow U.S. government agencies at the federal, state and local level, along with contractors, educational institutions, enterprises and other U.S. customers to run regulated workloads in the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. Beyond the assurance programs applicable to all AWS regions, the AWS GovCloud (US) region allows you to adhere to U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulations, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMPSM) requirements and the Department of Defense (DoD) Cloud Security Model (CSM) Levels 3-5.
To get started in the AWS GovCloud (US) region, contact us today!