AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

New AWS workbook for New Zealand financial services customers

We are pleased to announce a new AWS workbook designed to help New Zealand financial services customers align with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) Guidance on Cyber Resilience. The RBNZ Guidance on Cyber Resilience sets out the RBNZ expectations for its regulated entities regarding cyber resilience, and aims to raise awareness and promote […]

Read More

Introducing the Security at the Edge: Core Principles whitepaper

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently released the Security at the Edge: Core Principles whitepaper. Today’s business leaders know that it’s critical to ensure that both the security of their environments and the security present in traditional cloud networks are extended to workloads at the edge. The whitepaper provides security executives the foundations for implementing a […]

Read More

Update the alternate security contact across your AWS accounts for timely security notifications

Amazon Web Services (AWS) will send you important security notifications from time to time related to your account. From a security perspective, the ability for AWS Security to reach you in a timely manner is important whether you have one AWS account or thousands. These notifications could include alerts from AWS Security for potentially fraudulent activity […]

Read More

Enabling data classification for Amazon RDS database with Macie

Customers have been asking us about ways to use Amazon Macie data discovery on their Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) instances. This post presents how to do so using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to extract data from Amazon RDS, store it on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and then classify the […]

Read More

How to set up a two-way integration between AWS Security Hub and Jira Service Management

If you use both AWS Security Hub and Jira Service Management, you can use the new AWS Service Management Connector for Jira Service Management to create an automated, bidirectional integration between these two products that keeps your Security Hub findings and Jira issues in sync. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to set up this integration. […]

Read More

Enable Security Hub PCI DSS standard across your organization and disable specific controls

At this time, enabling the PCI DSS standard from within AWS Security Hub enables this compliance framework only within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) account you are presently administering. This blog post showcases a solution that can be used to customize the configuration and deployment of the PCI DSS standard compliance standard using AWS Security […]

Read More

Validate IAM policies in CloudFormation templates using IAM Access Analyzer

In this blog post, I introduce IAM Policy Validator for AWS CloudFormation (cfn-policy-validator), an open source tool that extracts AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies from an AWS CloudFormation template, and allows you to run existing IAM Access Analyzer policy validation APIs against the template. I also show you how to run the tool […]

Read More

Securely extend and access on-premises Active Directory domain controllers in AWS

If you have an on-premises Windows Server Active Directory infrastructure, it’s important to plan carefully how to extend it into Amazon Web Services (AWS) when you’re migrating or implementing cloud-based applications. In this scenario, existing applications require Active Directory for authentication and identity management. When you migrate these applications to the cloud, having a locally […]

Read More

Introducing the Ransomware Risk Management on AWS Whitepaper

AWS recently released the Ransomware Risk Management on AWS Using the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) whitepaper. This whitepaper aligns the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommendations for security controls that are related to ransomware risk management, for workloads built on AWS. The whitepaper maps the technical capabilities to AWS services and implementation […]

Read More

Manage your AWS Directory Service credentials using AWS Secrets Manager

AWS Secrets Manager helps you protect the secrets that are needed to access your applications, services, and IT resources. With this service, you can rotate, manage, and retrieve database credentials, API keys, OAuth tokens, and other secrets throughout their lifecycle. The secret value rotation feature has built-in integration for services like Amazon Relational Database Service […]

Read More