Posted On: Mar 17, 2022

AWS Backup Audit Manager adds new controls to further simplify the compliance auditing and reporting of your data protection policies. You now have controls for ‘cross-Region copy’ and 'cross-account copy’, which enable you to demonstrate compliance of creating logical air-gapped backups across AWS Regions and AWS Accounts in accordance with your disaster recovery strategy. Additionally, you now have a control for ‘backups protected by AWS Backup Vault Lock’ which helps you track whether your backups are immutable via WORM (write-once, read-many) capabilities, to protect your application data from inadvertent or malicious actions.

To begin using these new AWS Backup Audit Manager controls, simply enable them in your existing AWS Backup Audit Manager framework. If you are new to AWS Backup Audit Manager, you can easily get started using the AWS Management console, SDKs, or CLI to create a new custom framework that meet your industry-specific requirements. With AWS Backup Audit Manager, you can leverage its continuous monitoring of your data protection policies, and its automated alerting to take corrective actions for regaining compliance. You can generate auditor-ready reports to help prove compliance of your data protection policies with your defined industry-specific regulatory requirements. 

AWS Backup Audit Manager is available in the US East (N. Virginia, Ohio), US West (N. California, Oregon), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt, Ireland, London, Paris, Stockholm), South America (Sao Paulo), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo), and Middle East (Bahrain) Regions. To learn more about AWS Backup Audit Manager, visit the AWS Backup product page and documentation. For more information on AWS Backup availability and pricing, see the AWS Regional Services List and pricing page.