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AWS CloudHSM is now PCI PIN certified

June 12, 2023: We updated this post to explain how CloudHSM meets the PCI PIN operational controls.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce that AWS CloudHSM is certified for Payment Card Industry Personal Identification Number (PCI PIN) version 3.1.

With CloudHSM, you can manage and access your keys on FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified hardware, protected with customer-owned, single-tenant hardware security module (HSM) instances that run in your own virtual private cloud (VPC). This PCI PIN attestation gives you the flexibility to deploy your regulated workloads with reduced compliance overhead. CloudHSM may be suitable when operations supported by the service are integrated into a broader solution that requires PCI-PIN compliance. For payment operations, such as PIN translation, we encourage you to consider AWS Payment Cryptography as a fully managed alternative for PCI-PIN compliance.

Coalfire, a third-party Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), evaluated CloudHSM. Customers can access the PCI PIN Attestation of Compliance (AOC) report through AWS Artifact.

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

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Nivetha Chandran

Nivetha is a Security Assurance Manager at Amazon Web Services on the Global Audits team, managing the PCI compliance program. Nivetha holds a Master’s degree in Information Management from the University of Washington.