AWS Security Blog

Category: Compliance

New Whitepaper: CJIS Compliance on AWS

AWS is an attractive environment for regulated data, including Criminal Justice Information (CJI) subject to the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy. AWS customers have used the AWS cloud for a wide range of sensitive federal and state government workloads, including CJI data. Law enforcement customers and partners who manage CJI are taking advantage […]

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2015 AWS PCI Compliance Package Now Available

We’re happy to announce the availability (upon request) of the 2015 AWS PCI Compliance Package, an assessment completed against the newly released PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Version 3.1. The PCI DSS is a globally accepted security standard that customers use to support a wide range of sensitive workloads, including the processing and storage […]

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Updated HIPAA Whitepaper Now Available

To provide guidance about how to leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop applications that meet HIPAA and HITECH compliance requirements, we recently updated the Architecting for HIPAA Security and Compliance on Amazon Web Services whitepaper. The advancements and growth of healthcare technology have been an accelerating force behind the continued adoption of cloud computing, […]

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How to Address the PCI DSS Requirements for Data Encryption in Transit Using Amazon VPC

The PCI requirements for encryption for data in transit are different for private networks than they are for public networks. When correctly designed, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), a logically isolated portion of the AWS infrastructure that allows you to extend your existing data center network to the cloud, can be considered a private network, […]

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Introducing s2n, a New Open Source TLS Implementation

At Amazon Web Services, strong encryption is one of our standard features, and an integral aspect of that is the TLS (previously called SSL) encryption protocol. TLS is used with every AWS API and is also available directly to customers of many AWS services including Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon S3, […]

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PCI Compliance in the AWS Cloud

PCI compliance in the cloud is an important topic for many of our customers. Our PCI FAQ page has received more than 45,000 views, and we have issued our PCI compliance package directly to customers in all major regions and industry verticals. To build on our growing demand of PCI enablers, today we’re happy to […]

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FERPA Compliance in the AWS Cloud

The security of personally identifiable information (PII) continues to be an important topic among all sectors, and education is no exception. Covered entities subject to FERPA are turning to cloud computing as a highly efficient way to manage and secure vast amounts of educational records and student data. To bring clarity to securing student data […]

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New SOC 1, 2, and 3 Reports Available — Including a New Region and Service In-Scope

We are now in our sixth year of regularly publishing comprehensive independent audit reports attesting to our alignment with globally accepted security best practices. We have just completed our thorough and extensive semiannual audit and are happy to announce that Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) and our newest region in Europe (Frankfurt) are now in-scope […]

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Staying Ahead of the Curve–Customer Enabler AWS OCIE Cybersecurity Initiative Workbook

We focus on enabling our customers to scale their security and compliance capabilities on AWS, and we enhance our customers’ ability to meet a wide variety of security and regulatory requirements. With a continued focus on our customers’ regulatory needs in the financial services sector, we created another customer facing workbook, which aligns the new […]

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Amazon Redshift and Amazon RDS Now Support Encryption via AWS Key Management Service in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

Today, Amazon Redshift and Amazon RDS for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and SQL Server DB released support for encryption using AWS Key Management Service (KMS) in the AWS GovCloud (US) region. Using keys under your control, you can now encrypt RDS instances, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and SQL Server DB instance types, and Amazon Redshift clusters in AWS GovCloud […]

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