AWS Security Blog

Category: Foundational (100)

New IRAP report provides Australian public sector the ability to leverage additional services at PROTECTED level

Following the award of PROTECTED certification to AWS in January 2019, we have now released updated Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) PROTECTED documentation via AWS Artifact. This information provides the ability to plan, architect, and self-assess systems built in AWS under the Digital Transformation Agency’s Secure Cloud Guidelines. The new documentation expands the scope […]

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Internet Security Notification – Department of Homeland Security Alert AA20-006A

On January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an alert (AA20-006A) that highlighted measures for critical infrastructure to prepare for information security risks, but which are also relevant to all organizations. The CISA alert focuses on vulnerability mitigation and incident preparation. At AWS, security is our […]

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AWS achieves FedRAMP JAB High and Moderate Provisional Authorization across 16 services in the AWS US East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

AWS is continually expanding the scope of our compliance programs to help your organization run sensitive and regulated workloads. Today, we’re pleased to announce an additional array of AWS services that are available in the AWS US East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, marking a 17.7% increase in our number of FedRAMP authorizations since the […]

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55 additional AWS services achieve HITRUST CSF Certification

We’re excited to announce the addition of 55 new services in scope under our latest Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) certification, for a total of 119 AWS services in scope. You can deploy environments onto AWS and inherit our HITRUST certification provided that you use only in-scope services and apply the […]

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AWS achieves FedRAMP JAB High and Moderate Provisional Authorization across 26 services in the AWS US East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

AWS continues to expand the number of services that customers can use to run sensitive and highly regulated workloads in the federal government space. Today, I’m pleased to announce another expansion of our FedRAMP program, marking a 36.2% increase in our number of FedRAMP authorizations. We’ve achieved authorizations for 26 additional services, 7 of which […]

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How to get specific security information about AWS services

December 10, 2019: This post was originally published July 2019. Since then, the number of services with a dedicated security chapter has grown from 40 to over 70. We’ve updated our post accordingly. We’re excited to announce the launch of dedicated security chapters in the AWS documentation for over 70 services. Security is a key […]

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Additional on-premises option for data localization with AWS

Today, AWS released an updated resource — AWS Policy Perspectives-Data Residency — to provide an additional option for you if you need to store and process your data on premises. This white paper update discusses AWS Outposts, which offers a hybrid solution for customers that might find that certain workloads are better suited for on-premises […]

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Ramp-Up Learning Guide available for AWS Cloud Security, Governance, and Compliance

Cloud security is the top priority for AWS and for our customers around the world. It’s important that professionals have a way to keep up with this dynamically evolving area of cloud computing. Often, customers seek AWS guidance on cloud-specific security, governance, and compliance best practices, including skills upgrade plans. To address this need, AWS […]

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15 additional AWS services receive DoD Impact Level 4 and 5 authorization

I’m pleased to announce that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has extended the Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO) of AWS GovCloud (US) Regions for Department of Defense (DoD) workloads at DoD Impact Levels (IL) 4 and 5 under the DoD’s Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (DoD CC SRG). Our authorizations at DoD IL 4 […]

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