AWS Security Blog

Category: Best Practices

Establishing a data perimeter on AWS: Allow only trusted identities to access company data

As described in an earlier blog post, Establishing a data perimeter on AWS, Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a set of capabilities you can use to implement a data perimeter to help prevent unintended access. One type of unintended access that companies want to prevent is access to corporate data by users who do not […]

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Three recurring Security Hub usage patterns and how to deploy them

As Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Solutions Architects, we get to talk to customers of all sizes and industries about how they want to improve their security posture and get visibility into their AWS resources. This blog post identifies the top three most commonly used Security Hub usage patterns and describes how you can use […]

Considerations for security operations in the cloud

Cybersecurity teams are often made up of different functions. Typically, these can include Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Security Architecture, Assurance, and Security Operations, to name a few. Each function has its own specific tasks, but works towards a common goal—to partner with the rest of the business and help teams ship and run workloads […]

Analyze Amazon Cognito advanced security intelligence to improve visibility and protection

As your organization looks to improve your security posture and practices, early detection and prevention of unauthorized activity quickly becomes one of your main priorities. The behaviors associated with unauthorized activity commonly follow patterns that you can analyze in order to create specific mitigations or feed data into your security monitoring systems. This post shows […]

Top reasons to import a certificate into AWS Certificate Manager (ACM)

October 18, 2022: This blog post was updated and the title was changed to reflect the updated info. AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) is a service that lets you efficiently provision, manage, and deploy public and private SSL/TLS certificates for use with AWS services and your internal connected resources. Public certificates that you request through ACM […]

How to deploy AWS Network Firewall by using AWS Firewall Manager

AWS Network Firewall helps make it easier for you to secure virtual networks at scale inside Amazon Web Services (AWS). Without having to worry about availability, scalability, or network performance, you can now deploy Network Firewall with the AWS Firewall Manager service. Firewall Manager allows administrators in your organization to apply network firewalls across accounts. […]

Scale your workforce access management with AWS IAM Identity Center (previously known as AWS SSO)

AWS Single Sign-On (AWS SSO) is now AWS IAM Identity Center. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is changing the name to highlight the service’s foundation in AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), to better reflect its full set of capabilities, and to reinforce its recommended role as the central place to manage access across AWS accounts […]

Extend your pre-commit hooks with AWS CloudFormation Guard

Extend your pre-commit hooks with AWS CloudFormation Guard

Git hooks are scripts that extend Git functionality when certain events and actions occur during code development. Developer teams often use Git hooks to perform quality checks before they commit their code changes. For example, see the blog post Use Git pre-commit hooks to avoid AWS CloudFormation errors for a description of how the AWS […]

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What is cryptographic computing? A conversation with two AWS experts

Joan Feigenbaum Amazon Scholar, AWS Cryptography Bill Horne Principal Product Manager, AWS Cryptography AWS Cryptography tools and services use a wide range of encryption and storage technologies that can help customers protect their data both at rest and in transit. In some instances, customers also require protection of their data even while it is in […]

How to use tokenization to improve data security and reduce audit scope

Tokenization of sensitive data elements is a hot topic, but you may not know what to tokenize, or even how to determine if tokenization is right for your organization’s business needs. Industries subject to financial, data security, regulatory, or privacy compliance standards are increasingly looking for tokenization solutions to minimize distribution of sensitive data, reduce […]