AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

Visualize AWS WAF logs with an Amazon CloudWatch dashboard

AWS WAF is a web application firewall service that helps you protect your applications from common exploits that could affect your application’s availability and your security posture. One of the most useful ways to detect and respond to malicious web activity is to collect and analyze AWS WAF logs. You can perform this task conveniently […]

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How to run AWS CloudHSM workloads in container environments

January 25, 2023: We updated this post to reflect the fact that CloudHSM SDK3 does not support serverless environments and we strongly recommend deploying SDK5. AWS CloudHSM provides hardware security modules (HSMs) in the AWS Cloud. With CloudHSM, you can generate and use your own encryption keys in the AWS Cloud, and manage your keys […]

United Arab Emirates IAR compliance assessment report is now available with 58 services in scope

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce the publication of our compliance assessment report on the Information Assurance Regulation (IAR) established by the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) of the United Arab Emirates. The report covers the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region, with 58 services in scope of the assessment. The IAR […]

How to improve security incident investigations using Amazon Detective finding groups

Uncovering the root cause of an Amazon GuardDuty finding can be a complex task, requiring security operations center (SOC) analysts to collect a variety of logs, correlate information across logs, and determine the full scope of affected resources. Sometimes you need to do this type of in-depth analysis because investigating individual security findings in insolation […]

Deploy a dashboard for AWS WAF with minimal effort

January 24, 2023: This post was republished to update the code, architecture, and narrative. September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. In this post, we’ll show you how to deploy a solution in your Amazon Web Services (AWS) account that will provide a fully automated dashboard for […]

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AWS CloudHSM is now PCI PIN certified

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce that AWS CloudHSM is certified for Payment Card Industry Personal Identification Number (PCI PIN) version 3.1. With CloudHSM, you can manage and access your keys on FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified hardware, protected with customer-owned, single-tenant hardware security module (HSM) instances that run in your own virtual private […]

Use AWS WAF CAPTCHA to protect your application against common bot traffic

In this blog post, you’ll learn how you can use a Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA) with other AWS WAF controls as part of a layered approach to provide comprehensive protection against bot traffic. We’ll describe a workflow that tracks the number of incoming requests to a site’s […]

Fall 2022 SOC reports now available in Spanish

Spanish version >> We continue to listen to our customers, regulators, and stakeholders to understand their needs regarding audit, assurance, certification, and attestation programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS). We are pleased to announce that Fall 2022 System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 reports are now available in Spanish. These […]

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C5 Type 2 attestation report now available with 156 services in scope

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and we are pleased to announce that AWS has successfully completed the 2022 Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalogue (C5) attestation cycle with 156 services in scope. This alignment with C5 requirements demonstrates our ongoing commitment to adhere to the heightened […]

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Fall 2022 PCI DSS report available with six services added to compliance scope

We’re continuing to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that six additional services have been added to the scope of our Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification. This provides our customers with more options to process and store their payment card […]