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Align Business and IT to achieve and sustain PCI DSS compliance

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) contains hundreds of individual requirements that apply to broad swaths of an organization’s personnel and IT landscape. PCI DSS compliance can be a challenge for customers involved with payments and for those that interact with credit and debit cardholder data. The PCI DSS refers to this […]

AWS Recognized as a Leader in the 2023 ISG Provider Lens for Mainframe Application Modernization Software

Industry analyst firm Information Services Group, Inc. (ISG) has published its annual ISG Provider Lens “Mainframes – Services and Solutions” reports. These reports assess the current market positioning of vendors offering mainframe application modernization software to enterprises, based on the depth of their service offerings and market presence. AWS Mainframe Modernization service has marked its […]

Engage Incident Responders with theOn-Call Schedules in AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager

Engage Incident Responders with the On-Call Schedules in AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager

AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager is an incident management console designed to help users mitigate and recover from incidents affecting their AWS-hosted applications. We are excited to announce that Incident Manager, a capability of AWS Systems Manager, now provides on-call schedules, a cost-effective solution for helping 24/7 coverage for critical issues. Now, AWS customers can […]

Multi-account strategy for small and medium businesses

Multi-account strategy for small and medium businesses

Why invest in a multi-account cloud foundation? Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) usually start with a single account when setting up their Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. They typically want to get going quickly and maintain agility. Starting small and focusing on business needs, seems to make the most sense. However, even as a small […]

Use AWS Systems Manager for Multicloud operations management

A multicloud strategy creates management and governance challenges for our customers. These challenges include maintaining consistent cloud security and compliance policies across cloud providers, providing a single pane of glass for visualizing and acting on operational data, and providing deployment automation and control of cloud infrastructure across multiple cloud environments. AWS Cloud Operations services lets […]

Consolidate and query AWS CloudTrail data across accounts and regions using AWS CloudTrail Lake

AWS CloudTrail allows tracking of user and API activities across your AWS infrastructure. AWS CloudTrail best practices recommend AWS customers set up separate trails for different use cases such as operational troubleshooting, auditing, security monitoring, etc. Once the use case is accomplished, customers might permanently delete some of the trails but choose to retain their […]

Improve your IoT security posture using AWS

Introduction IoT applications and devices can be diverse and are used across industries such as utilities, agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation and consumer electronics.  With the exponential growth of IoT devices and the increasing attack surface, it also means that IoT security needs to planned and designed into the solution from the ground up.  IoT solutions […]

Use AWS Lambda with AWS Control Tower Audit account to inspect your multi-account setup

When you are building workloads on AWS, you are encouraged to follow a multi-account strategy to isolate workloads into multiple AWS accounts. You can do this to separate your accounts based on different business units, different stages of the software development lifecycle (SDLC) or another manner that is suitable for your organization’s needs. Whichever approach […]

DevOps automation for backup compliance in AWS using AWS Backup Audit Manager

Backup compliance in AWS includes defining and enforcing backup policies to encrypt your backups, protect them from manual deletion, prevent changes to your backup lifecycle settings, and audit and report on backup activity from a centralized console. AWS Backup Audit Manager, a feature within the AWS Backup service, provides built-in compliance controls for these areas. […]

Use AWS Systems Manager Automation to automate Snowflake storage integrations with Amazon S3

AWS Systems Manager lets you safely automate common and repetitive IT operations and management tasks. Furthermore, Systems Manager Automation lets you use predefined playbooks, or you can build, run, and share wiki-style automated playbooks to enable AWS resource management across multiple accounts and AWS Regions. Snowflake, the Data Cloud, is an APN Partner that provides […]