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AWS now licensed by DESC to operate as a Tier 1 cloud service provider in the Middle East (UAE) Region

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that our Middle East (UAE) Region is now certified by the Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC) to operate as a Tier 1 cloud service provider (CSP). This alignment with DESC requirements demonstrates our continuous commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for CSPs. AWS government customers can run their applications in the AWS Cloud certified Regions in confidence.

AWS was evaluated by independent third-party auditor BSI on behalf of DESC on January 23, 2023. The Certificate of Compliance illustrating the AWS compliance status is available through AWS Artifact. AWS Artifact is 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.

As of this writing, 62 services offered in the Middle East (UAE) Region are in scope of this certification. For up-to-date information, including when additional services are added, visit the AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program webpage and choose DESC CSP.

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

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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Ioana Mecu

Ioana Mecu

Ioana is a Security Audit Program Manager at AWS based in Madrid, Spain. She leads security audits, attestations, and certification programs across Europe and the Middle East. Ioana has previously worked in risk management, security assurance, and technology audits in the financial sector industry for the past 15 years.