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Amazon ElastiCache for Redis Is Now a HIPAA Eligible Service and You Can Use It to Power Real-Time Healthcare Applications

Amazon ElastiCache for Redis is now a HIPAA Eligible Service and has been added to the AWS Business Associate Addendum (BAA). This means you can use ElastiCache for Redis to help you power healthcare applications as well as process, maintain, and store protected health information (PHI). ElastiCache for Redis is a Redis-compatible, fully-managed, in-memory data […]

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Now You Can Use Amazon ElastiCache for Redis with In-Transit and At-Rest Encryption to Help Protect Sensitive Information

Amazon ElastiCache for Redis now supports encryption for secure internode communications to help keep personally identifiable information (PII) safe. Both encryption in transit and at rest are supported. The new encryption in-transit feature enables you to encrypt all communications between clients and Redis servers as well as between Redis servers (primary and read replica nodes). […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About HIPAA Compliance in the AWS Cloud: Part Two

In a previous blog post, Frequently Asked Questions About HIPAA Compliance in the AWS Cloud, I looked at some of the broad questions you have asked us about running protected health information (PHI) in the AWS cloud. In this blog post, I will take a closer look at the more technical questions we hear from […]

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Amazon Redshift and Amazon RDS Now Support Encryption via AWS Key Management Service in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

Today, Amazon Redshift and Amazon RDS for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and SQL Server DB released support for encryption using AWS Key Management Service (KMS) in the AWS GovCloud (US) region. Using keys under your control, you can now encrypt RDS instances, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and SQL Server DB instance types, and Amazon Redshift clusters in AWS GovCloud […]

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Amazon RDS Customers: Update Your SSL Certificates by March 23, 2015

If you are an Amazon RDS customer, you might have received email from AWS notifying you about rotating your SSL certificates. The SSL certificates for RDS database instances are being updated on March 23, 2015, at 20:00 UTC. The certificates are being updated as part of standard maintenance and security best practices for RDS, and […]

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AWS CloudHSM Is Now Integrated with Amazon RDS for Oracle and Provides Enhanced Management Tools

AWS CloudHSM is now integrated with Amazon RDS for Oracle. With this new capability, you can let AWS operate your Oracle databases while maintaining control of the master encryption keys. The AWS CloudHSM service helps you meet compliance requirements for data security by making dedicated, single-tenant Hardware Security Module (HSM) appliances available within the AWS […]

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Amazon RDS Now Supports Encryption via AWS Key Management Service

Today, Amazon RDS for MySQL and PostgreSQL released support for database encryption using AWS Key Management Service (KMS). This feature addresses a common request from customers who have asked for an easy way to encrypt data in these RDS database types. When you create a new MySQL or PostgreSQL database instance, you can choose to […]

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Redshift – FedRAMP AWS Security Blog Announcement

AWS is excited to announce that Amazon Redshift has successfully completed the FedRAMP assessment and authorization process and has been added to our list of services covered under our US East/West FedRAMP Agency Authority to Operate (ATO) granted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This is the first new service we’ve […]

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Three Data-at-Rest Encryption Announcements

We’re excited to make three announcements around encryption of data at rest in AWS: We’ve published a new whitepaper: Securing Data at Rest with Encryption, which describes the various options for encrypting data at rest in AWS. It describes these options in terms of where encryption keys are stored and how access to those keys […]

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A Primer on RDS Resource-Level Permissions

Previously, we blogged about how to use resource-level permissions for Amazon EC2 to control access to specific EC2 instances.  Resource-level permissions can now also be applied to Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS).  This week’s guest blogger, Chris Checkwitch, Software Development Manager on the RDS team, will explain how to tackle the commonly requested use case of controlling access to […]

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