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Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

AWS Week in Review – February 27, 2023

AWS Week in Review – February 27, 2023

A couple days ago, I had the honor of doing a live stream on generative AI, discussing recent innovations and concepts behind the current generation of large language and vision models and how we got there. In today’s roundup of news and announcements, I will share some additional information—including an expanded partnership to make generative […]

Amazon S3 Encrypts New Objects By Default

At AWS, security is the top priority. Starting today, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) encrypts all new objects by default. Now, S3 automatically applies server-side encryption (SSE-S3) for each new object, unless you specify a different encryption option. SSE-S3 was first launched in 2011. As Jeff wrote at the time: “Amazon S3 server-side encryption […]

Heads-Up: Amazon S3 Security Changes Are Coming in April of 2023

Starting in April of 2023 we will be making two changes to Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to put our latest best practices for bucket security into effect automatically. The changes will begin to go into effect in April and will be rolled out to all AWS Regions within weeks. Once the changes are […]

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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 top priority. The […]

New – AWS Config Rules Now Support Proactive Compliance

January 12, 2023 – Post updated with the current regional availability. 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 […]