AWS launched a Landing Zone for the Baseline Informatiebeveiliging Overheid (BIO) and is issued a certificate for the BIO Thema-uitwerking Clouddiensten
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve launched a Landing Zone for the Baseline Informatiebeveiliging Overheid (BIO) framework to support our Dutch customers in their compliance needs with the BIO framework.
We also demonstrated compliance with the BIO Thema-uitwerking Clouddiensten. This alignment with the BIO Thema-uitwerking Clouddiensten requirements demonstrates our continuous commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for cloud service providers.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers across the Dutch public sector can use AWS certified services with confidence, knowing that the AWS services listed in the certificate adhere to the strict requirements imposed on the consumption of cloud-based services.
Baseline Informatiebeveiliging Overheid
The BIO framework is an information security framework that the four layers of the Dutch public sector are required to adhere to. This means that it’s mandatory for the Dutch central government, all provinces, municipalities, and regional water authorities to be compliant with the BIO framework.
To support AWS customers in demonstrating their compliance with the BIO framework, AWS developed a Landing Zone for the BIO framework. This Landing Zone for the BIO framework is a pre-configured AWS environment that includes a subset of the technical requirements of the BIO framework. It’s a helpful tool that provides a starting point from which customers can further build their own AWS environment.
For more information regarding the Landing Zone for the BIO framework, see the AWS Reference Guide for Dutch BIO Framework and BIO Theme-elaboration Cloud Services in AWS Artifact. You can also reach out to your AWS account team or contact AWS through the Contact Us page.
Baseline Informatiebeveiliging Overheid Thema-uitwerking Clouddiensten
In addition to the BIO framework, there’s another information security framework designed specifically for the use of cloud services. It is called BIO Thema-uitwerking Clouddiensten. The BIO Thema-uitwerking Clouddiensten is a guidance document for Dutch cloud service consumers to help them formulate controls and objectives when using cloud services. Consumers can view it as an additional control framework on top of the BIO framework.
AWS was evaluated by the monitoring body, EY CertifyPoint, in February 2023, and it was determined that AWS successfully demonstrated compliance for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) services. The Certificate of Compliance illustrating the compliance status of AWS and the assessment summary report from EY CertifyPoint are available on AWS Artifact. The certificate is available in Dutch and English.
For more information regarding the BIO Thema-uitwerking Clouddiensten, see the AWS Reference Guide for Dutch BIO Framework and BIO Theme-elaboration Cloud Services in AWS Artifact. You can also reach out to your AWS account team or contact AWS through the Contact Us page.
AWS strives to continuously bring services into scope of its compliance programs to help you meet your architectural and regulatory needs.
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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