Posted On: Jul 22, 2020

AWS Secrets Manager has been Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessed and accepted at the PROTECTED level. Now, you can use AWS Secrets Manager to store secrets that are required to meet the Information Security Manual (ISM) control objectives. This support for IRAP is in addition to compliance with U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), System and Organizational Controls (SOC), Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) announced by AWS Secrets Manager previously.  

Secrets Manager enables you to retrieve and manage secrets such as database credentials and API keys throughout their lifecycle. Secrets Manager also makes it easier to follow the security best practice of using short-term secrets by rotating secrets safely on a schedule that you determine. For example, you can configure Secrets Manager to rotate a database credential daily, turning a typical, long-term secret in to a short-term secret that is rotated automatically. To learn more about Secrets Manager, visit the documentation or read our blogs on how to Store, Distribute, and Rotate Credentials Securely and Rotate Amazon RDS database credentials automatically with Secrets Manager. To get started, visit the Secrets Manager home page.

Security and compliance, including IRAP, is a shared responsibility between AWS and you. For example, it is your responsibility to configure and manage secrets stored in Secrets Manager to meet ISM control objectives. To learn more about the actions you may need to take to meet ISM control objectives, read the AWS Cloud Compliance and IRAP compliance webpages. For a comprehensive list of access-controlled documents relevant to compliance and security in the AWS Cloud, see AWS Artifact.