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Extend your pre-commit hooks with AWS CloudFormation Guard

Extend your pre-commit hooks with AWS CloudFormation Guard

Git hooks are scripts that extend Git functionality when certain events and actions occur during code development. Developer teams often use Git hooks to perform quality checks before they commit their code changes. For example, see the blog post Use Git pre-commit hooks to avoid AWS CloudFormation errors for a description of how the AWS […]

LGPD workbook for AWS customers managing personally identifiable information in Brazil

Portuguese version AWS is pleased to announce the publication of the Brazil General Data Protection Law Workbook. The General Data Protection Law (LGPD) in Brazil was first published on 14 August 2018, and started its applicability on 18 August 2020. Companies that manage personally identifiable information (PII) in Brazil as defined by LGPD will have […]

Amazon Cognito launches support for in-Region integration with Amazon SES and Amazon SNS

Amazon Cognito launches support for in-Region integration with Amazon SES and Amazon SNS

We are pleased to announce that in all AWS Regions that support Amazon Cognito, you can now integrate Amazon Cognito with Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES) and Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) in the same Region. By integrating these services in the same Region, you can more easily achieve lower latency, and remove […]

How to integrate AWS STS SourceIdentity with your identity provider

You can use third-party identity providers (IdPs) such as Okta, Ping, or OneLogin to federate with the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service using SAML 2.0, allowing your workforce to configure services by providing authorization access to the AWS Management Console or Command Line Interface (CLI). When you federate to AWS, you assume a […]

Best practices: Securing your Amazon Location Service resources

Location data is subjected to heavy scrutiny by security experts. Knowing the current position of a person, vehicle, or asset can provide industries with many benefits, whether to understand where a current delivery is, how many people are inside a venue, or to optimize routing for a fleet of vehicles. This blog post explains how […]

Figure 1: SIEM implementation on Amazon OpenSearch Service

How to use AWS Security Hub and Amazon OpenSearch Service for SIEM

AWS Security Hub provides you with a consolidated view of your security posture in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and helps you check your environment against security standards and current AWS security recommendations. Although Security Hub has some similarities to security information and event management (SIEM) tools, it is not designed as standalone a SIEM replacement. […]

How to set up IAM federation using Google Workspace

August 10, 2022: This blog post has been updated to reflect the new name of AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) – AWS IAM Identity Center. Read more about the name change here. March 16, 2022: The title and the opening section of this blog post has been updated. Federating your external identity provider (IdP) to AWS […]

Dmitriy Novikov

Fine-tune and optimize AWS WAF Bot Control mitigation capability

Introduction A few years ago at Sydney Summit, I had an excellent question from one of our attendees. She asked me to help her design a cost-effective, reliable, and not overcomplicated solution for protection against simple bots for her web-facing resources on Amazon Web Services (AWS). I remember the occasion because with the release of […]

How to build a multi-Region AWS Security Hub analytic pipeline and visualize Security Hub data

AWS Security Hub is a service that gives you aggregated visibility into your security and compliance posture across multiple Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts. By joining Security Hub with Amazon QuickSight—a scalable, serverless, embeddable, machine learning-powered business intelligence (BI) service built for the cloud—your senior leaders and decision-makers can use dashboards to empower data-driven decisions […]

Figure 1: Batch AWS account creation and SSO assignment automation architecture and workflow

How to automate AWS account creation with IAM Identity Center user assignment

September 12, 2022: This blog post has been updated to reflect the new name of AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) – AWS IAM Identity Center. Read more about the name change here. Background AWS Control Tower offers a straightforward way to set up and govern an Amazon Web Services (AWS) multi-account environment, following prescriptive best practices. […]