AWS Security Blog

Category: Announcements

AWS achieves FedRAMP P-ATO for 18 additional services in the AWS US East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

We’re pleased to announce that 18 additional AWS services have achieved Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB). The following are the 18 additional services with FedRAMP authorization for the US federal government, and organizations with regulated workloads: Amazon Cognito lets you add user […]

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137 AWS services achieve HITRUST certification

We’re excited to announce that 137 Amazon Web Services (AWS) services are certified for the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) for the 2021 cycle. The full list of AWS services that were audited by a third-party auditor and certified under HITRUST CSF is available on our Services in Scope by Compliance […]

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AWS achieves GSMA security certification for US East (Ohio) Region

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that our US East (Ohio) Region (us-east-2) is now certified by the GSM Association (GSMA) under its Security Accreditation Scheme Subscription Management (SAS-SM) with scope Data Center Operations and Management (DCOM). This alignment with GSMA […]

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New Standard Contractual Clauses now part of the AWS GDPR Data Processing Addendum for customers

French version German version Today, we’re happy to announce an update to our online AWS GDPR Data Processing Addendum (AWS GDPR DPA) and our online Service Terms to include the new Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) that the European Commission (EC) adopted in June 2021. The EC-approved SCCs give our customers the ability to comply with […]

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17 additional AWS services authorized for DoD workloads in the AWS GovCloud Regions

I’m pleased to announce that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has authorized 17 additional Amazon Web Services (AWS) services and features in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, bringing the total to 105 services and major features that are authorized for use by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). AWS now offers additional services to […]

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AWS achieves ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification

We’re excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has achieved ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification with no findings. This certification is a rigorous third-party independent assessment of the Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) of a cloud service provider. ISO/IEC 27701:2019 specifies requirements and guidelines to establish and continuously improve a PIMS, including processing of Personally Identifiable […]

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AWS introduces changes to access denied errors for easier permissions troubleshooting

To help you more easily troubleshoot your permissions in Amazon Web Services (AWS), we’re introducing additional context in the access denied error messages. We’ll start to introduce this change in September 2021, and gradually make it available in all AWS services over the next few months. If you’re currently relying on the exact text of […]

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New in October: AWS Security Awareness Training and AWS Multi-factor Authentication available at no cost

You’ve often heard us talk about security being “Job Zero” at Amazon, and today I’m happy to announce two new initiatives that I think will provide quick security wins for customers. The first initiative is the public release of the training we’ve developed and used to ensure our employees are up to date on how […]

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The Five Ws episode 1: Accreditation models for secure cloud adoption whitepaper

AWS whitepapers are a great way to expand your knowledge of the cloud. Authored by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the AWS community, they provide in-depth content that often addresses specific customer situations. We’re featuring some of our whitepapers in a new video series, The Five Ws. These short videos outline the who, what, when, […]

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How AWS can help your US federal agency meet the executive order on improving the nation’s cybersecurity

AWS can support your information security modernization program to meet the President’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity (issued May 12th, 2021). When working with AWS, a US federal agency gains access to resources, expertise, technology, professional services, and our AWS Partner Network (APN), which can help the agency meet the security and compliance […]

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