AWS Security Blog

Category: Foundational (100)

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AWS Security Profile: Ely Kahn, Principal Product Manager for AWS Security Hub

In the AWS Security Profile series, I interview some of the humans who work in Amazon Web Services Security and help keep our customers safe and secure. This interview is with Ely Kahn, principal product manager for AWS Security Hub. Security Hub is a cloud security posture management service that performs security best practice checks, […]

New IDC whitepaper released – Trusted Cloud: Overcoming the Tension Between Data Sovereignty and Accelerated Digital Transformation

A new International Data Corporation (IDC) whitepaper sponsored by AWS, Trusted Cloud: Overcoming the Tension Between Data Sovereignty and Accelerated Digital Transformation, examines the importance of the cloud in building the future of digital EU organizations. IDC predicts that 70% of CEOs of large European organizations will be incentivized to generate at least 40% of […]

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AWS welcomes new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework

Amazon Web Services (AWS) welcomes the new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (Data Privacy Framework) that was agreed to, in principle, between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) last month. This announcement demonstrates the common will between the US and EU to strengthen privacy protections in trans-Atlantic data flows, and will supplement the […]

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Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Assessment Summary report now available in AWS Artifact

French version At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we are committed to providing continued assurance to our customers through assessments, certifications, and attestations that support the adoption of AWS services. We are pleased to announce the availability of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) assessment summary report for AWS, which you can view and download […]