AWS News Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

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Announcing AWS KMS External Key Store (XKS)

I am excited to announce the availability of AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) External Key Store. Customers who have a regulatory need to store and use their encryption keys on premises or outside of the AWS Cloud can now do so. This new capability allows you to store AWS KMS customer managed keys on […]

Preview: Amazon Security Lake – A Purpose-Built Customer-Owned Data Lake Service

To identify potential security threats and vulnerabilities, customers should enable logging across their various resources and centralize these logs for easy access and use within analytics tools. Some of these data sources include logs from on-premises infrastructure, firewalls, and endpoint security solutions, and when utilizing the cloud, services such as Amazon Route 53, AWS CloudTrail, […]

Amazon Inspector Now Scans AWS Lambda Functions for Vulnerabilities

Amazon Inspector is a vulnerability management service that continually scans workloads across Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, container images living in Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR), and, starting today, AWS Lambda functions and Lambda layers. Until today, customers that wanted to analyze their mixed workloads (including EC2 instances, container images, and Lambda […]

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Automated Data Discovery for Amazon Macie

Today, we announce automated data discovery for Amazon Macie. This new capability allows you to gain visibility into where your sensitive data resides on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) at a fraction of the cost of running a full data inspection across all your S3 buckets. At AWS, security is our first priority. The […]

New – AWS Config Rules Now Support Proactive Compliance

When operating a business, you have to find the right balance between speed and control for your cloud operations. On one side, you want to have the ability to quickly provision the cloud resources you need for your applications. At the same time, depending on your industry, you need to maintain compliance with regulatory, security, […]

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AWS Wickr – A Secure, End-to-End Encrypted Communication Service For Enterprises With Auditing And Regulatory Requirements

I am excited to announce the availability of AWS Wickr, an enterprise communications service with end-to-end encryption, that allows businesses and public sector organizations to communicate more securely, enabling customers to meet auditing and regulatory requirements like e-discovery, legal hold, and FOIA requests. Unlike many enterprise communication tools, Wickr uses end-to-end encryption mechanisms to ensure […]

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New for AWS Control Tower – Comprehensive Controls Management (Preview)

Today, customers in regulated industries face the challenge of defining and enforcing controls needed to meet compliance and security requirements while empowering engineers to make their design choices. In addition to addressing risk, reliability, performance, and resiliency requirements, organizations may also need to comply with frameworks and standards such as PCI DSS and NIST 800-53. […]

New – Amazon Redshift Support in AWS Backup

With Amazon Redshift, you can analyze data in the cloud at any scale. Amazon Redshift offers native data protection capabilities to protect your data using automatic and manual snapshots. This works great by itself, but when you’re using other AWS services, you have to configure more than one tool to manage your data protection policies. […]