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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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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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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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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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AWS achieves the first OSCAL format system security plan submission to FedRAMP

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the first cloud service provider to produce an Open Security Control Assessment Language (OSCAL)–formatted system security plan (SSP) for the FedRAMP Project Management Office (PMO). OSCAL is the first step in the AWS effort to automate security documentation to simplify our customers’ journey through cloud adoption and accelerate the authorization […]

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TLS 1.2 to become the minimum TLS protocol level for all AWS API endpoints

July 20, 2022: This post was updated with a new reference to the public list of services that populate TLS in CloudTrail. At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we continuously innovate to deliver you a cloud computing environment that works to help meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations. To respond to evolving technology and […]

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Wickr for Government achieves FedRAMP Ready designation

AWS is pleased to announce that Wickr for Government (WickrGov) has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Ready status at the Moderate Impact Level, and is actively working toward FedRAMP Authorized status. FedRAMP is a US government-wide program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government by providing a […]

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AWS HITRUST Inheritance: What customers should know

As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) customer, you don’t have to assess the controls that you inherit from the AWS HITRUST Validated Assessment Questionnaire, because AWS already has completed HITRUST assessment using version 9.4 in 2021. You can deploy your environments onto AWS and inherit our HITRUST CSF certification, provided that you use only in-scope […]

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AWS and the UK rules on operational resilience and outsourcing

Financial institutions across the globe use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to transform the way they do business. Regulations continue to evolve in this space, and we’re working hard to help customers proactively respond to new rules and guidelines. In many cases, the AWS Cloud makes it simpler than ever before to assist customers with their compliance […]

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Introducing a new AWS whitepaper: Does data localization cause more problems than it solves?

Introducing a new AWS whitepaper: Does data localization cause more problems than it solves?

Spanish version Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently released a new whitepaper, Does data localization cause more problems than it solves?, as part of the AWS Innovating Securely briefing series. The whitepaper draws on research from Emily Wu’s paper Sovereignty and Data Localization, published by Harvard University’s Belfer Center, and describes how countries can realize similar […]

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