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Category: Learning Levels

Scale your workforce access management with AWS IAM Identity Center (previously known as AWS SSO)

AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO) is now AWS IAM Identity Center. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is changing the name to highlight the service’s foundation in AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), to better reflect its full set of capabilities, and to reinforce its recommended role as the central place to manage access across AWS accounts […]

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Enable post-quantum key exchange in QUIC with the s2n-quic library

At Amazon Web Services (AWS) we prioritize security, performance, and strong encryption in our cloud services. In order to be prepared for quantum computer advancements, we’ve been investigating the use of quantum-safe algorithms for key exchange in the TLS protocol. In this blog post, we’ll first bring you up to speed on what we’ve been […]

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Use AWS Chatbot in Slack to remediate security findings from AWS Security Hub

You can use AWS Chatbot and its integration with Slack and Amazon Chime to receive and remediate security findings from AWS Security Hub. To learn about how to configure AWS Chatbot to send findings from Security Hub to Slack, see the blog post Enabling AWS Security Hub integration with AWS Chatbot. In this blog post, […]

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AWS re:Inforce 2022: Network & Infrastructure Security track preview

Register now with discount code SALvWQHU2Km to get $150 off your full conference pass to AWS re:Inforce. For a limited time only and while supplies last. Today we’re going to highlight just some of the network and infrastructure security focused sessions planned for AWS re:Inforce. AWS re:Inforce 2022 will take place in-person in Boston, MA […]

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Automatically block suspicious DNS activity with Amazon GuardDuty and Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall

In this blog post, we’ll show you how to use Amazon Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall to automatically respond to suspicious DNS queries that are detected by Amazon GuardDuty within your Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. The Security Pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework includes incident response, stating that your organization should implement mechanisms to […]

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A pathway to the cloud: Analysis of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Guidance on Cyber Resilience

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ’s) Guidance on Cyber Resilience (referred to as “Guidance” in this post) acknowledges the benefits of RBNZ-regulated financial services companies in New Zealand (NZ) moving to the cloud, as long as this transition is managed prudently—in other words, as long as entities understand the risks involved and manage them […]

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Use Security Hub custom actions to remediate S3 resources based on Macie discovery results

The amount of data available to be collected, stored and processed within an organization’s AWS environment can grow rapidly and exponentially. This increases the operational complexity and the need to identify and protect sensitive data. If your security teams need to review and remediate security risks manually, it would either take a large team or […]

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Eligible customers can now order a free MFA security key

One of the best ways for individuals and businesses to protect themselves online is through multi-factor authentication (MFA). MFA offers an additional layer of protection to help prevent unauthorized individuals from gaining access to systems or data. In fall 2021, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security began offering a free MFA security key to AWS account […]

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Extend AWS IAM roles to workloads outside of AWS with IAM Roles Anywhere

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) has now made it easier for you to use IAM roles for your workloads that are running outside of AWS, with the release of IAM Roles Anywhere. This feature extends the capabilities of IAM roles to workloads outside of AWS. You can use IAM Roles Anywhere to provide a […]

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2022 H1 IRAP report is now available on AWS Artifact

We’re excited to announce that a new Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) report is now available on AWS Artifact. Amazon Web Services (AWS) successfully completed an IRAP assessment in May 2022 by an independent ASD (Australian Signals Directorate) certified IRAP assessor. The new IRAP report includes an additional nine AWS services that are now […]

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