Posted On: Jul 6, 2017
To get started, select a new or existing Kinesis stream in the Kinesis management console, select a KMS master key, and enable server-side encryption. Within a few seconds, Kinesis Streams encrypts all incoming data written to the stream. Server-side encryption uses the 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256 GCM algorithm) to encrypt each record and its partition key.
You can use the Kinesis management console or the AWS SDK to get the encryption status of a stream, and check if a specific read or write operation was encrypted. You can also audit the encryption history using AWS CloudTrail.
Server-side encryption is a free Kinesis Streams feature, however standard KMS key and usage costs apply. For details, see the AWS KMS pricing page. Server-side encryption is available in US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California and Oregon), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) regions. Support for server-side encryption in other regions is coming soon.