AWS Public Sector Blog

Tag: Data security

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How to migrate to the new AWS Ground Station Agent launching March 28

On March 28, Amazon Web Services (AWS) will release a new version of the AWS Ground Station Agent (agent), which is not compatible with past agent releases. In order to maintain operational continuity of Ground Station environments, agent users must follow the instructions provided in this blog post before upgrading to the March 28 version of the agent.

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Idaho Controller modernizes back-office operations using AWS

Idaho deputy controller Josh Whitworth, who leads the state’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) modernization efforts, believes in looking beyond what legacy applications were designed to do decades ago to see the solutions of tomorrow. That view has helped Whitworth and his team transform Idaho’s back-office infrastructure and related processes. Read this blog post to learn how Amazon Web Services (AWS) helped Idaho modernize its ERP.

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The top 5 challenges of public service transformation

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Government Transformation team (GTT) has taken more than 5,000 senior public sector officials in 23 countries through its executive education program. Using participant feedback, GTT has identified five common digital transformation challenges that public sector leaders face and published a new series about the challenges. Read this blog to learn more.

Announcing the Data Fabric Security on AWS solution

Announcing the Data Fabric Security on AWS solution

Amazon Web Services (AWS) developed the Data Fabric Security (DFS) on AWS solution to support the identity and access needs of a multi-organization system. With DFS on AWS, federal customers can accelerate joint interoperability, modernization, and data-driven decision making in the cloud by removing barriers that prevent systems and users from communicating while still strengthening security via Zero Trust principles.

Data security and governance best practices for education and state and local government

Many organizations within state and local government (SLG) and education must build digital environments and services that meet a variety of dynamic security and compliance considerations, such as StateRAMP and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Learn key top-level best practices from AWS for how to use AWS Security Services to meet the unique needs of education and SLG organizations.

How UK public sector customers can implement NCSC security principles to protect data transfers to AWS

To drive innovation and optimise operations in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, UK public sector organizations need to transfer data quickly and safely, in accordance with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)’s guidance on how to configure, deploy, and use cloud services securely. The NCSC provides security guidance for protecting government systems, planning for cyber incidents, and more. In this post, we cover how you can configure AWS services—like AWS DataSync, AWS Storage Gateway, and AWS Transfer Family—to align your data transfer solution with the NCSC’s cloud security principles, as understanding these configurations is important to protect data and meet requirements for local force accreditation.

Getting started with healthcare data lakes: A deeper dive on Amazon Cognito

In this blog post series on getting started building a data lake for healthcare with AWS, I focus on improving the security posture of our example build by incorporating the relatively new Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) feature of Amazon Cognito. This helps to both streamline and improve the granularity of access control for various user profiles connected to our data lake scenario.

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A journey of innovation in CJIS compliance

To protect citizens and save lives, justice and public safety agencies rely on timely access to critical information, such as criminal histories, arrest warrants, stolen vehicles, and 911 call data. Providing this mission critical criminal justice information with five nines (99.999%) availability and protecting it according to the rigorous security requirements prescribed in the Criminal Justice Information Services Security Policy are top priorities for criminal justice agencies (CJA). AWS’s innovative features and security controls can help customers achieve CJIS compliance in a simplified way.