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Web filtering for education using AWS Network Firewall

Managing access to websites and safeguarding users from harmful content is a critical component of a layered cybersecurity approach, especially in educational settings. Schools and institutions of higher learning have a responsibility to provide a secure online experience for their students and staff. Traditionally, this has been accomplished through on-site web filtering appliances. Amazon Web Services ( AWS) Network Firewall allows customers to filter their outbound web traffic from on-premises environments based on fully qualified domain names (FQDN) or Server Name Indication (SNI) for encrypted traffic. This post will use AWS Client VPN to demonstrate routing and filtering traffic from external resources through Network Firewall.

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Connectivity patterns between AWS GovCloud (US) and AWS commercial partition

AWS GovCloud (US) was architected to have isolation (both physically and logically) from other AWS partitions for compliance. For this reason, AWS services, used to privately interconnect virtual private cloud (VPC) hosted resources within the same partition like AWS PrivateLink, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) peering, or AWS Transit Gateway peering, cannot span from AWS GovCloud (US) to commercial Regions natively by design. In this post, we will highlight four connectivity patterns customers can use to interconnect VPC hosted systems cross partition.

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How credit unions can evaluate their FFIEC, NCUA cyber compliance using AWS

Credit unions face unique security, regulatory, and compliance obligations. These requirements mean that a sound cybersecurity posture is essential for credit unions across both cloud workloads and on-premises technology. Read this blog post to learn how Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help credit unions prepare for audits, assess security posture, and produce documentation for state or federal regulators.

AWS enables the US federal government’s move to IPv6

The U.S. government has spent the last 16 years moving toward IPv6 adoption, requiring federal agencies to operationally deploy IPv6 for public internet servers and internal applications. AWS is committed to the enablement of IPv6, and our cloud services enable public sector customers to move to IPv6 as mission allows.

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How NLCHI provides hybrid access to their EHR system through AWS PrivateLink

The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) provides quality information to health professionals, the public, researchers, and health system decision makers. Through collaboration with the health system, NLCHI supports the development of data and technical standards, maintains key health databases, carries out analytics and evaluation, and supports health research. This post details how NLCHI is able to provide secure and scalable access to their on-premises provincial electronic health record (EHR) system, by trusted and authorized partners who run on AWS, through the use of AWS PrivateLink, Network Load Balancer, and AWS Site-to-Site VPN.