AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

2020 ISO certificates are here, with a new Region and increased in-scope services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) successfully completed the surveillance audits with no findings for ISO 9001, 27001, 27017, or 27018. Ernst and Young Certify Point auditors reissued the certificates on November 6, 2020. The certificates validate ISO compliance of our Information Security Management System from the perspective of third-party auditors. We included 9 additional AWS services […]

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138 AWS services achieve CSA STAR Level 2 certification

We’re excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has achieved Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Security Trust Assurance and Risk (STAR) Level 2 certification with no findings. CSA STAR Level 2 certification is a rigorous third-party independent assessment of the security of a cloud service provider. The certification demonstrates that a cloud service provider conforms […]

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AWS extends its TISAX scope to cover the London and Paris Regions

We’re excited to announce the completion of Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX) certification on December 08, 2020 for the London and Paris regions. These regions were assessed at the HIGH protection level (AL 2) for the control domains Information Handling and Data Protection, according to article 28 (“Processor”) of the European General Data Protection […]

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Use a single AWS Managed Microsoft AD for Amazon RDS for SQL Server instances in multiple Regions

Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers use Active Directory to centralize user authentication and authorization for a variety of applications and services. For these customers, Active Directory is a critical piece of their IT infrastructure. AWS offers AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, to provide a highly […]

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How to bulk import users and groups from CSV into AWS SSO

When you connect an external identity provider (IdP) to AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 standard, you must create all users and groups into AWS SSO before you can make any assignments to AWS accounts or applications. If your IdP supports user and group provisioning by way of the System […]

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Detecting sensitive data in DynamoDB with Macie

Amazon Macie is a fully managed data security and data privacy service that uses machine learning and pattern matching to discover and protect your sensitive data in Amazon Web Services (AWS). It gives you the ability to automatically scan for sensitive data and get an inventory of your Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets. […]

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Automate domain join for Amazon EC2 instances from multiple AWS accounts and Regions

As organizations scale up their Amazon Web Services (AWS) presence, they are faced with the challenge of administering user identities and controlling access across multiple accounts and Regions. As this presence grows, managing user access to cloud resources such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) becomes increasingly complex. AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active […]

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Use Macie to discover sensitive data as part of automated data pipelines

Data is a crucial part of every business and is used for strategic decision making at all levels of an organization. To extract value from their data more quickly, Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers are building automated data pipelines—from data ingestion to transformation and analytics. As part of this process, my customers often ask how […]

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Get started with fine-grained access control in Amazon Elasticsearch Service

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) provides fine-grained access control, powered by the Open Distro for Elasticsearch security plugin. The security plugin adds Kibana authentication and access control at the cluster, index, document, and field levels that can help you secure […]

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How to protect a self-managed DNS service against DDoS attacks using AWS Global Accelerator and AWS Shield Advanced

In this blog post, I show you how to improve the distributed denial of service (DDoS) resilience of your self-managed Domain Name System (DNS) service by using AWS Global Accelerator and AWS Shield Advanced. You can use those services to incorporate some of the techniques used by Amazon Route 53 to protect against DDoS attacks. […]

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