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Category: Security

Amazon EC2 Systems Manager Patch Manager now supports Linux

Hot on the heels of some other great updates is another vital enhancement: the ability to use Patch Manager on Linux instances! We launched Patch Manager with SSM at re:Invent in 2016 and Linux support was a commonly requested feature. Starting today we can support patch manager in: Amazon Linux 2014.03 and later (2015.03 and […]

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Prepare for the OWASP Top 10 Web Application Vulnerabilities Using AWS WAF and Our New White Paper

Are you aware of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and the work that they do to improve the security of web applications? Among many other things, they publish a list of the 10 most critical application security flaws, known as the OWASP Top 10. The release candidate for the 2017 version contains a […]

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Scale Your Security Vulnerability Testing with Amazon Inspector

My colleague Eric Fitzgerald wrote the guest post below in order to show you how to use an AWS Lambda function to forward Amazon Inspector findings to your ticketing and workflow systems. At AWS Re:Invent 2015 we announced Amazon Inspector, our security vulnerability assessment service that helps customers test for security vulnerabilities early and often.  […]

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New AWS Enterprise Accelerator – Standardized Architecture for NIST 800-53 on the AWS Cloud

In the early days of AWS, customers were happy to simply learn about the cloud and its benefits. As they started to learn more, the conversation shifted. It went from “what is the cloud” to “what kinds of security does the cloud offer” to “”how can I use the cloud” over the course of just […]

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New – AWS Certificate Manager – Deploy SSL/TLS-Based Apps on AWS

I am fascinated by things that are simple on the surface and complex underneath! For example, consider the popular padlock icon that is used to signify that traffic to and from a web site is encrypted: How does the browser know that it should display the green padlock? Well, that’s quite the story! It all […]

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AWS Certification Update – ISO 27017

I am happy to announce that AWS has achieved ISO 27017 certification. This new criteria builds upon the ISO 27002 standard, with additional controls specifically applicable to cloud service providers. AWS is the first cloud provider to obtain this certification, which is available now for download on our compliance site. Additionally, we’ve posted a Frequently […]

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