AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

New whitepaper available: Charting a path to stronger security with Zero Trust

Security is a top priority for organizations looking to keep pace with a changing threat landscape and build customer trust. However, the traditional approach of defined security perimeters that separate trusted from untrusted network zones has proven to be inadequate as hybrid work models accelerate digital transformation. Today’s distributed enterprise requires a new approach to […]

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Use SAML with Amazon Cognito to support a multi-tenant application with a single user pool

Amazon Cognito is a customer identity and access management solution that scales to millions of users. With Cognito, you have four ways to secure multi-tenant applications: user pools, application clients, groups, or custom attributes. In an earlier blog post titled Role-based access control using Amazon Cognito and an external identity provider, you learned how to […]

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How AWS protects customers from DDoS events

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), security is our top priority. Security is deeply embedded into our culture, processes, and systems; it permeates everything we do. What does this mean for you? We believe customers can benefit from learning more about what AWS is doing to prevent and mitigate customer-impacting security events. Since late August 2023, […]

Delegating permission set management and account assignment in AWS IAM Identity Center

January 31, 2024: Updated IAM policy for use case 3 to allow the actions sso:CreateAccountAssignment and sso:ProvisionPermissionSet for resources of type permissionSet In this blog post, we look at how you can use AWS IAM Identity Center (successor to AWS Single Sign-On) to delegate the management of permission sets and account assignments. Delegating the day-to-day […]

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PCI DSS v4.0 on AWS Compliance Guide now available

Our mission at AWS Security Assurance Services is to ease Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers. We work closely with AWS customers to answer their questions about understanding compliance on the AWS Cloud, finding and implementing solutions, and optimizing their controls and assessments. The most frequent […]

AWS-LC is now FIPS 140-3 certified

AWS Cryptography is pleased to announce that today, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded AWS-LC its validation certificate as a Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-3, level 1, cryptographic module. This important milestone enables AWS customers that require FIPS-validated cryptography to leverage AWS-LC as a fully owned AWS implementation. AWS-LC is an […]

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Use AWS Secrets Manager to store and manage secrets in on-premises or multicloud workloads

AWS Secrets Manager helps you manage, retrieve, and rotate database credentials, API keys, and other secrets throughout their lifecycles. You might already use Secrets Manager to store and manage secrets in your applications built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), but what about secrets for applications that are hosted in your on-premises data center, or hosted […]

Enable Security Hub partner integrations across your organization

AWS Security Hub offers over 75 third-party partner product integrations, such as Palo Alto Networks Prisma, Prowler, Qualys, Wiz, and more, that you can use to send, receive, or update findings in Security Hub. We recommend that you enable your corresponding Security Hub third-party partner product integrations when you use these partner solutions. By centralizing […]

Validate IAM policies with Access Analyzer using AWS Config rules

You can use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer policy validation to validate IAM policies against IAM policy grammar and best practices. The findings generated by Access Analyzer policy validation include errors, security warnings, general warnings, and suggestions for your policy. These findings provide actionable recommendations that help you author policies that are functional and conform […]

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How to use AWS Certificate Manager to enforce certificate issuance controls

AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) lets you provision, manage, and deploy public and private Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates for use with AWS services and your internal connected resources. You probably have many users, applications, or accounts that request and use TLS certificates as part of your public key infrastructure (PKI); which means you might also need […]