AWS Security Blog

AWS Secrets Manager

How to use the AWS Secrets Manager Agent

AWS Secrets Manager is a service that helps you manage, retrieve, and rotate database credentials, application credentials, API keys, and other secrets throughout their lifecycles. You can use Secrets Manager to replace hard-coded credentials in application source code with a runtime call to the Secrets Manager service to retrieve credentials dynamically when you need them. […]

Patterns for consuming custom log sources in Amazon Security Lake

As security best practices have evolved over the years, so has the range of security telemetry options. Customers face the challenge of navigating through security-relevant telemetry and log data produced by multiple tools, technologies, and vendors while trying to monitor, detect, respond to, and mitigate new and existing security issues. In this post, we provide […]

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AWS renews TISAX certification (Information with Very High Protection Needs (AL3)) across 19 regions

We’re excited to announce the successful completion of the Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX) assessment on June 11, 2024 for 19 AWS Regions. These Regions renewed the Information with Very High Protection Needs (AL3) label for the control domains Information Handling and Data Protection. This alignment with TISAX requirements demonstrates our continued commitment to […]


AWS achieves third-party attestation of conformance with the Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce the successful attestation of our conformance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF), Special Publication 800-218. This achievement underscores our ongoing commitment to the security and integrity of our software supply chain. Executive Order (EO) 14028, Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity […]

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Strategies for achieving least privilege at scale – Part 2

In this post, we continue with our recommendations for achieving least privilege at scale with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). In Part 1 of this two-part series, we described the first five of nine strategies for implementing least privilege in IAM at scale. We also looked at a few mental models that can assist […]

Least privilege is a journey

Strategies for achieving least privilege at scale – Part 1

Least privilege is an important security topic for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers. In previous blog posts, we’ve provided tactical advice on how to write least privilege policies, which we would encourage you to review. You might feel comfortable writing a few least privilege policies for yourself, but to scale this up to thousands of […]

Top four ways to improve your Security Hub security score

AWS Security Hub is a cloud security posture management (CSPM) service that performs security best practice checks across your Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts and AWS Regions, aggregates alerts, and enables automated remediation. Security Hub is designed to simplify and streamline the management of security-related data from various AWS services and third-party tools. It provides […]

Context window overflow: Breaking the barrier

Have you ever pondered the intricate workings of generative artificial intelligence (AI) models, especially how they process and generate responses? At the heart of this fascinating process lies the context window, a critical element determining the amount of information an AI model can handle at a given time. But what happens when you exceed the […]

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Centrally manage VPC network ACL rules to block unwanted traffic using AWS Firewall Manager

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) provides two options for controlling network traffic: network access control lists (ACLs) and security groups. A network ACL defines inbound and outbound rules that allow or deny traffic based on protocol, IP address range, and port range. Security groups determine which inbound and outbound traffic is allowed on a […]

AWS European Sovereign Cloud

Announcing initial services available in the AWS European Sovereign Cloud, backed by the full power of AWS

July 16, 2024: We updated this post to include AWS Wickr on the initial service list. English | French | German | Italian | Spanish Last month, we shared that we are investing €7.8 billion in the AWS European Sovereign Cloud, a new independent cloud for Europe, which is set to launch by the end […]