AWS Security Blog

Category: Announcements

The curious case of faster AWS KMS symmetric key rotation

Today, AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) is introducing faster options for automatic symmetric key rotation. We’re also introducing rotate on-demand, rotation visibility improvements, and a new limit on the price of all symmetric keys that have had two or more rotations (including existing keys). In this post, I discuss all those capabilities and changes. […]

Explore cloud security in the age of generative AI at AWS re:Inforce 2024

As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at AWS, I’m personally committed to helping security teams of all skill levels and sizes navigate security for generative artificial intelligence (AI). As a former AWS customer, I know the value of hands-on security learning and talking in-person to the people who build and run AWS security. That’s […]

How AWS is helping customers achieve their digital sovereignty and resilience goals

As we’ve innovated and expanded the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, we continue to prioritize making sure customers are in control and able to meet regulatory requirements anywhere they operate. With the AWS Digital Sovereignty Pledge, which is our commitment to offering all AWS customers the most advanced set of sovereignty controls and features available […]


AWS completes the annual Dubai Electronic Security Centre certification audit to operate as a Tier 1 cloud service provider in the Emirate of Dubai

We’re excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has completed the annual Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC) certification audit to operate as a Tier 1 cloud service provider (CSP) for the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region. This alignment with DESC requirements demonstrates our continuous commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for CSPs. Government […]

AWS completes the annual UAE Information Assurance Regulation compliance assessment

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce the publication of our annual compliance assessment report on the Information Assurance Regulation (IAR) established by the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The report covers the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region. The IAR provides management and technical information security […]

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AWS Wickr achieves FedRAMP High authorization

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is excited to announce that AWS Wickr has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization at the High impact level from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB). FedRAMP is a U.S. government–wide program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud services by providing a standardized approach to security and […]

Introducing the AWS WAF traffic overview dashboard

For many network security operators, protecting application uptime can be a time-consuming challenge of baselining network traffic, investigating suspicious senders, and determining how best to mitigate risks. Simplifying this process and understanding network security posture at all times is the goal of most IT organizations that are trying to scale their applications without also needing […]

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New AWS whitepaper: AWS User Guide for Federally Regulated Financial Institutions in Canada

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released a new whitepaper to help financial services customers in Canada accelerate their use of the AWS Cloud. The new AWS User Guide for Federally Regulated Financial Institutions in Canada helps AWS customers navigate the regulatory expectations of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) in a shared responsibility environment. […]

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AWS Payment Cryptography is PCI PIN and P2PE certified

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce that AWS Payment Cryptography is certified for Payment Card Industry Personal Identification Number (PCI PIN) version 3.1 and as a PCI Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) version 3.1 Decryption Component. With Payment Cryptography, your payment processing applications can use payment hardware security modules (HSMs) that are PCI PIN Transaction […]

2023 H2 IRAP report is now available on AWS Artifact for Australian customers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is excited to announce that a new Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) report (2023 H2) is now available through AWS Artifact. An independent Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) certified IRAP assessor completed the IRAP assessment of AWS in December 2023. The new IRAP report includes an additional seven AWS services that are now assessed at the […]