AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

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Spring 2019 PCI DSS report now available, 12 services added in scope

At AWS Security, continuously raising the cloud security bar for our customers is central to all that we do. Part of that work is focused on our formal compliance certifications, which enable our customers to use the AWS cloud for highly sensitive and/or regulated workloads. We see our customers constantly developing creative and innovative solutions—and […]

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AWS Security Profile: Rustan Leino, Senior Principal Applied Scientist

I recently sat down with Rustan from the Automated Reasoning Group (ARG) at AWS to learn more about the prestigious Computer Aided Verification (CAV) Award that he received, and to understand the work that led to the prize. CAV is a top international conference on formal verification of software and hardware. It brings together experts […]

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AWS Security Profile: John Backes, Senior Software Development Engineer

AWS scientists and engineers believe in partnering closely with the academic and research community to drive innovation in a variety of areas of our business, including cloud security. One of the ways they do this is through participating in and sponsoring scientific conferences, where leaders in fields such as automated reasoning, artificial intelligence, and machine […]

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How to migrate a digital signing workload to AWS CloudHSM

Note from July 18, 2019: We added information about AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) Private Certificate Authority (CA) to the introduction. Is your on-premises Hardware Security Module (HSM) at end-of-life? Does continued maintenance of your on-premises hardware take a lot of time and cost a lot of money? You should consider migrating your workloads to AWS […]

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Top 10 Security Blog posts in 2019 so far

Twice a year, we like to share what’s been popular to let you know what everyone’s reading and so you don’t miss something interesting. One of the top posts so far this year has been the registration announcement for the re:Inforce conference that happened last week. We hope you attended or watched the keynote live […]

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How to set up an outbound VPC proxy with domain whitelisting and content filtering

Update on July 24, 2019: We’ve added a link to a GitHub repository that contains the stack content for this solution. Controlling outbound communication from your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to the internet is an important part of your overall preventive security controls. By limiting outbound traffic to certain trusted domains (called “whitelisting”) […]

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Introducing the AWS Security Incident Response Whitepaper

AWS recently released the AWS Security Incident Response whitepaper, to help you understand the fundamentals of responding to security incidents within your cloud environment. The whitepaper reviews how to prepare your organization for detecting and responding to security incidents, explores the controls and capabilities at your disposal, provides topical examples, and outlines remediation methods that […]

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AWS Security Profiles: Mark Ryland, Director, Office of the CISO

Mark Ryland at the AWS Summit Berlin keynote In the weeks leading up to re:Inforce, we’ll share conversations we’ve had with people at AWS who will be presenting at the event so you can learn more about them and some of the interesting work that they’re doing. How long have you been at AWS and […]

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New! Set permission guardrails confidently by using IAM access advisor to analyze service-last-accessed information for accounts in your AWS organization

You can use AWS Organizations to centrally govern and manage multiple accounts as you scale your AWS workloads. With AWS Organizations, central security administrators can use service control policies (SCPs) to establish permission guardrails that all IAM users and roles in the organization’s accounts adhere to. When teams and projects are just getting started, administrators […]

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