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Migrating your rules from AWS WAF Classic to the new AWS WAF

In November 2019, Amazon launched a new version of AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) that offers a richer and easier to use set of features. In this post, we show you some of the changes and how to migrate from AWS WAF Classic to the new AWS WAF. AWS Managed Rules for AWS WAF is […]

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Cyber hygiene and MAS Notice 655

In this post, I will provide guidance and resources that will help you align to the expectations of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Notice 655 – Notice on Cyber Hygiene. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued Notice 655 – Notice on Cyber Hygiene on 6 Aug 2019. This notice is applicable to all […]

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How to use AWS Organizations to simplify security at enormous scale

AWS Organizations provides central governance and management across AWS accounts. In this post, we explain how AWS Organizations can make the lives of your Information Security engineers easier, based on our experience in the Information Security team at Amazon. The service control policies (SCPs) feature in AWS Organizations offers you central control over permissions for […]

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Using ACM Private Certificate Authority in a multi-account environment by using IAM roles

In this post, we show you how you can use AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) Private Certificate Authority (CA) to request or issue private certificates across a multi-account environment by using IAM roles. This solution allows you to centralize your ACM Private CA inside your AWS Organization, which reduces the complexity and the cost of having […]

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How to lower costs by automatically deleting and recreating HSMs

You can use AWS CloudHSM to help manage your encryption keys on FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated hardware security modules (HSMs). AWS recommends running a high-availability production architecture with at least two CloudHSM HSMs in different Availability Zones. Although many workloads must be available 24/7, quality assurance or development environments typically do not have this […]

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How to retroactively encrypt existing objects in Amazon S3 using S3 Inventory, Amazon Athena, and S3 Batch Operations

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, performance, security, and data availability. With Amazon S3, you can choose from three different server-side encryption configurations when uploading objects: SSE-S3 – uses Amazon S3-managed encryption keys SSE-KMS – uses customer master keys (CMKs) stored in AWS Key Management Service (KMS) […]

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Deploy a dashboard for AWS WAF with minimal effort

In this post, I’ll show you how to deploy a solution in your Amazon Web Services (AWS) account that will provide a fully automated dashboard for AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) service. The solution uses logs generated and collected by AWS WAF, and displays them in a user-friendly dashboard shown in Figure 1. Figure 1: […]

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What is a cyber range and how do you build one on AWS?

In this post, we provide advice on how you can build a current cyber range using AWS services. Conducting security incident simulations is a valuable exercise for organizations. As described in the AWS Security Incident Response Guide, security incident response simulations (SIRS) are useful tools to improve how an organization handles security events. These simulations […]

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Tighten S3 permissions for your IAM users and roles using access history of S3 actions

Customers tell us that when their teams and projects are just getting started, administrators may grant broad access to inspire innovation and agility. Over time administrators need to restrict access to only the permissions required and achieve least privilege. Some customers have told us they need information to help them determine the permissions an application […]

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Enabling AWS Security Hub integration with AWS Chatbot

In this post, we show you how to configure AWS Chatbot to send findings from AWS Security Hub to Slack. Security Hub gives you a comprehensive view of your security high-priority alerts and security posture across your Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts. AWS Chatbot is an interactive agent that makes it easy to monitor and […]

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