AWS for Industries

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

How Financial Institutions can Select the Appropriate Controls to Protect Sensitive Data

In a previous blog post, we discussed how financial institutions can approve AWS services for highly confidential data. One of the questions we hear from customers is: What are the recommended patterns for data protection of highly confidential data? Many financial services institutions have existing data classification and handling policies that dictate the required encryption […]

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Power and Utility Path to Production in the AWS Cloud

We talk about cloud adoption as a journey. That’s because it takes exploration to understand your own business goals and to learn about the cloud capabilities available for you to reach those goals. It also takes collaboration and planning to do things right. At AWS, we look for ways to break down the customer journey […]

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How AutoGrid Supports Compliance Using AWS Cloud Security Services

AutoGrid builds enterprise software that enables a smarter distributed energy world. The company’s suite of flexibility management applications allows utilities, electricity retailers, renewable energy project developers, and energy service providers to deliver clean, affordable, and reliable energy by managing networked distributed energy resources (DERs) in real time, at scale through different value streams. AutoGrid has […]

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Liveness Detection to Improve Fraud Prevention in Financial Institutions with Amazon Rekognition

Facial recognition is one of the common forms of biometrics employed across industries for fraud prevention. Fundamentally, facial recognition uses algorithms to distinguish an individual user’s unique features from those of similar faces in a “gallery” lineup. Facial biometrics are increasingly popular with financial institutions that are trying to balance between enhanced fraud prevention and a high-quality user experience. […]

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Subsurface data management: How to authenticate OSDU on AWS sandbox

Introduction Data is fueling subsurface innovation, yet getting the data into a format that enables novel analytical approaches and enables end users to focus on using novel data insights to solve problems is a key challenge.  The Open Group OSDU™ Forum is developing a standard data platform for the oil and gas industry, which will […]

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Supporting digital signature and secure message transmission with AWS KMS and AWS Secrets Manager for Brazilian Instant Payment System

As discussed in the previous blog, the new Brazilian Instant Payment System (PIX) aims to speed up payments messaging and the availability of final funds to the beneficiary. The PIX results in reduction of costs, increasing security and improving the customer experience. AWS provides the necessary certifications and compliance standards for financial institutions to comply […]

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New ebook: Download “The Utility Executive’s Guide to Cloud Security”

At AWS, we’re frequently looking for ways to improve the customer experience. Based on needs shared in conversations with power and utility customers, today we released a new ebook: The Utility Executive’s Guide to Cloud Security. This new ebook guide follows our January 2020 release of the AWS User Guide to Support Compliance with North […]

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Preparing for travel and hospitality’s recovery

This post is authored by Roger El Khoury – Founder and Managing Director of Neorcha. — How contactless services in hotels can help the industry bounce back Whilst we’re in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, hoteliers around the world – as one of the hardest hit sectors globally- are preparing for a new normal. […]

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How financial institutions can approve AWS services for highly confidential data

As the financial services industry accelerates cloud adoption, it was refreshing to hear directly from David Solomon, Goldman Sachs CEO, on the keynote stage last year at AWS’s annual conference re:Invent 2019 in Las Vegas. Cloud services allow Goldman Sachs to simplify financial services technology in a safe, secure, and responsible manner. (For more on […]

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New guide: Understanding NERC CIP compliance for power and utilities

As power and utility customers are experiencing digital transformation, they are looking to the cloud for ways to enhance support of their business and customers. Our customers want to know more about security and resiliency using cloud and they are sensitive to their compliance obligations including those around North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical […]

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