AWS Security Blog

Category: Compliance*

Perform More Productive Audits of Your AWS Resources by Using the New AWS Auditor Learning Path

AWS customers in highly regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare tend to undergo frequent security audits. To help make these audits more productive, AWS has released the AWS Auditor Learning Path. This set of online and in-person classes provides foundational and advanced education about implementing security in the AWS Cloud and using AWS […]

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Introducing the Self-Service Business Associate Addendum

Today, we made available a new feature in AWS Artifact (our auditing and compliance portal) that enables you to review, accept, and track the status of your Business Associate Addendum (BAA). With this new feature, you can accept the terms of a BAA online, and instantly designate an AWS account as a “HIPAA Account” for use with […]

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AWS HIPAA Program Update – Dedicated Instances and Hosts Are No Longer Required

Over the years, we have seen tremendous growth in the use of the AWS Cloud for healthcare applications. Our customers and AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners who offer solutions that store, process, and transmit Protected Health Information (PHI) sign a Business Associate Addendum (BAA) with AWS. As part of the AWS HIPAA compliance program, customers and […]

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Updated AWS SOC Reports Include Three New Regions and Three Additional Services

  The updated AWS Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 and SOC 2 Security, Availability, and Confidentiality Reports covering the period of October 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017, are now available. Because we are always looking for ways to improve the customer experience, the current AWS SOC 2 Confidentiality Report has been combined with the […]

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New Whitepaper: Aligning to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework in the AWS Cloud

Today, we released the Aligning to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework in the AWS Cloud whitepaper. Both public and commercial sector organizations can use this whitepaper to assess the AWS environment against the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and improve the security measures they implement and operate (also known as security […]

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The AWS EU (London) Region Achieves Public Services Network (PSN) Assurance

AWS is excited to announce that the AWS EU (London) Region has achieved Public Services Network (PSN) assurance. This means that the EU (London) Region can now be connected to the PSN (or PSN customers) by PSN-certified AWS Direct Connect partners. PSN assurance demonstrates to our UK Public Sector customers that the EU (London) Region […]

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Four HIPAA Eligible Services Recently Added to the AWS Business Associate Agreement

We are pleased to announce that the following four AWS services have been added in recent weeks to the AWS Business Associate Agreement (BAA): Amazon API Gateway (excluding the use of Amazon API Gateway caching) Amazon SQS AWS Database Migration Service AWS Direct Connect As with all HIPAA Eligible Services covered under the BAA, Protected Health […]

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Announcing the Availability of Hardware Multi-Factor Authentication in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

Hardware multi-factor authentication (MFA) is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region to help strengthen data security while giving you control over token keys that have access to your data. MFA is a best practice that adds an extra layer of protection on top of users’ user names and passwords. These token keys that […]

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More Than One Dozen AWS Cloud Services Receive Department of Defense Impact Level 4 Provisional Authorizations in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region

Today, I am pleased to announce that the AWS GovCloud (US) Region has received Defense Information Systems Agency Impact Level 4 (IL4) Provisional Authorization (PA) for more than one dozen new services. The IL4 PA enables Department of Defense (DoD) customers to operate their mission-critical and regulated workloads in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, with data […]

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AWS and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Just over a year ago, the European Commission approved and adopted the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR is the biggest change in data protection laws in Europe since the 1995 introduction of the European Union (EU) Data Protection Directive, also known as Directive 95/46/EC. The GDPR aims to strengthen the security and […]

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