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2023 C5 Type 2 attestation report available, including two new Regions and 170 services in scope

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and we’re pleased to announce that AWS has successfully completed the 2023 Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalogue (C5) attestation cycle with 170 services in scope. This alignment with C5 requirements demonstrates our ongoing commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for cloud service providers. AWS customers in Germany and across Europe can run their applications on AWS Regions in scope of the C5 report with the assurance that AWS aligns with C5 requirements.

The C5 attestation scheme is backed by the German government and was introduced by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in 2016. AWS has adhered to the C5 requirements since their inception. C5 helps organizations demonstrate operational security against common cybersecurity threats when using cloud services within the context of the German government’s Security Recommendations for Cloud Computing Providers.

Independent third-party auditors evaluated AWS for the period of October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023. The C5 report illustrates the compliance status of AWS for both the basic and additional criteria of C5. Customers can download the C5 report through AWS Artifact, a self-service portal for on-demand access to AWS compliance reports. Sign in to AWS Artifact in the AWS Management Console, or learn more at Getting Started with AWS Artifact.

AWS has added the following 16 services to the current C5 scope:

With the 2023 C5 attestation, we’re also expanding the scope to two new Regions — Europe (Spain) and Europe (Zurich). In addition, the services offered in the Asia Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), and Europe (Stockholm) Regions remain in scope of this attestation. For up-to-date information, see the C5 page of our AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program.

AWS strives to continuously bring services into the scope of its compliance programs to help you meet your architectural and regulatory needs. If you have questions or feedback about C5 compliance, reach out to your AWS account team.

To learn more about our compliance and security programs, see AWS Compliance Programs. As always, we value your feedback and questions; reach out to the AWS Compliance team through the Contact Us page.

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Julian Herlinghaus

Julian Herlinghaus

Julian is a Manager in AWS Security Assurance based in Berlin, Germany. He leads third-party security audits across Europe and specifically the DACH region. He has previously worked as an information security department lead of an accredited certification body and has multiple years of experience in information security and security assurance and compliance.

Andreas Terwellen

Andreas Terwellen

Andreas is a Senior Manager in Security Assurance at AWS, based in Frankfurt, Germany. His team is responsible for third-party and customer audits, attestations, certifications, and assessments across EMEA. Previously, he was a CISO in a DAX-listed telecommunications company in Germany. He also worked for different consulting companies managing large teams and programs across multiple industries and sectors.