Posted On: Aug 5, 2015

AWS CloudHSM is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. AWS CloudHSM provides dedicated Hardware Security Module (HSM) appliances within the AWS cloud, helping you meet corporate, contractual and regulatory compliance requirements for data security. AWS CloudHSM is designed to enable you to maintain complete control over the use of encryption keys stored on HSM appliances.

AWS CloudHSM is integrated with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle. With this capability, you can let AWS operate your Oracle databases while maintaining control of the master encryption keys. This feature allows you to maintain control of the master encryption keys in AWS CloudHSM instances when encrypting Amazon RDS databases with Oracle Transparent Data Encryption (TDE).

In addition, AWS CloudHSM is integrated with AWS CloudTrail to provide you with centralized logging of all key usage to help meet your regulatory and compliance needs.

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, please contact an AWS GovCloud (US) Business Representative.