AWS Security Blog

Category: Announcements

re:Invent – New security sessions launching soon

Where did the last month go? Were you able to catch all of the sessions in the Security, Identity, and Compliance track you hoped to see at AWS re:Invent? If you missed any, don’t worry—you can stream all the sessions released in 2020 via the AWS re:Invent website. Additionally, we’re starting 2021 with all new […]

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2020 ISO certificates are here, with a new Region and increased in-scope services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) successfully completed the surveillance audits with no findings for ISO 9001, 27001, 27017, or 27018. Ernst and Young Certify Point auditors reissued the certificates on November 6, 2020. The certificates validate ISO compliance of our Information Security Management System from the perspective of third-party auditors. We included 9 additional AWS services […]

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138 AWS services achieve CSA STAR Level 2 certification

We’re excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has achieved Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security Trust Assurance and Risk (STAR) Level 2 certification with no findings. CSA STAR Level 2 certification is a rigorous third-party independent assessment of the security of a cloud service provider. The certification demonstrates that a cloud service provider conforms […]

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AWS extends its TISAX scope to cover the London and Paris Regions

We’re excited to announce the completion of Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX) certification on December 08, 2020 for the London and Paris regions. These regions were assessed at the HIGH protection level (AL 2) for the control domains Information Handling and Data Protection, according to article 28 (“Processor”) of the European General Data Protection […]

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New AWS Workbook for Australian energy sector customers now available

I’m pleased to announce the Amazon Web Services (AWS) AESCSF 2019 Workbook, a resource designed to help energy sector customers align with the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)’s Australian Energy Sector Cyber Security Framework (AESCSF) 2019. The workbook helps energy sector customers to: Conduct due diligence on the AWS control environment, by mapping the AESCSF […]

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Announcing Cloud Audit Academy AWS-specific for audit and compliance teams

Today, I’m pleased to announce the launch of Cloud Audit Academy AWS-specific (CAA AWS-specific). This is a new, accelerated training program for auditing AWS Cloud implementations, and is designed for auditors, regulators, or anyone working within a control framework. Over the past few years, auditing security in the cloud has become one of the fastest […]

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AWS and the New Zealand notifiable privacy breach scheme

The updated New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 (Privacy Act) will come into force on December 1, 2020. Importantly, it establishes a new notifiable privacy breach scheme (NZ scheme). The NZ scheme gives affected individuals the opportunity to take steps to protect their personal information following a privacy breach that has caused, or is likely to […]

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Announcement: Availability of AWS recommendations for the management of AWS root account credentials

When AWS customers open their first account, they assume the responsibility for securely managing access to their root account credentials, under the Shared Responsibility Model. Initially protected by a password, it is the responsibility of each AWS customer to make decisions based on their operational and security requirements as to how they configure and manage […]

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120 AWS services achieve HITRUST certification

We’re excited to announce that 120 Amazon Web Services (AWS) services are certified for the HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) for the 2020 cycle. The full list of AWS services that were audited by a third-party assessor and certified under HITRUST CSF is available on our Services in Scope by Compliance Program page. You can […]

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Fall 2020 SOC 2 Type I Privacy report now available

Your privacy considerations are at the core of our compliance work, and at AWS, we are focused on the protection of your content while using Amazon Web Services. Our Fall 2020 SOC 2 Type I Privacy report is now available, demonstrating the privacy compliance commitments we made to you. The Fall 2020 SOC 2 Type […]

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