AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

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Consolidating controls in Security Hub: The new controls view and consolidated findings

In this blog post, we focus on two recently released features of AWS Security Hub: the consolidated controls view and consolidated control findings. You can use these features to manage controls across standards and to consolidate findings, which can help you significantly reduce finding noise and administrative overhead. Security Hub is a cloud security posture […]

IAM Policies and Bucket Policies and ACLs! Oh, My! (Controlling Access to S3 Resources)

September 11, 2023: This post has been updated. Updated on July 6, 2023: This post has been updated to reflect the current guidance around the usage of S3 ACL and to include S3 Access Points and the Block Public Access for accounts and S3 buckets. Updated on April 27, 2023: Amazon S3 now automatically enables […]

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AWS achieves its third ISMAP authorization in Japan

Earning and maintaining customer trust is an ongoing commitment at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Our customers’ security requirements drive the scope and portfolio of the compliance reports, attestations, and certifications that we pursue. We’re excited to announce that AWS has achieved authorization under the Information System Security Management and Assessment Program (ISMAP), effective from April […]

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Three ways to accelerate incident response in the cloud: insights from re:Inforce 2023

AWS re:Inforce took place in Anaheim, California, on June 13–14, 2023. AWS customers, partners, and industry peers participated in hundreds of technical and non-technical security-focused sessions across six tracks, an Expo featuring AWS experts and AWS Security Competency Partners, and keynote and leadership sessions. The threat detection and incident response track showcased how AWS customers […]

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Customer Compliance Guides now available on AWS Artifact

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released Customer Compliance Guides (CCGs) to support customers, partners, and auditors in their understanding of how compliance requirements from leading frameworks map to AWS service security recommendations. CCGs cover 100+ services and features offering security guidance mapped to 10 different compliance frameworks. Customers can select any of the available frameworks and services […]

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AWS completes Police-Assured Secure Facilities (PASF) audit in Europe (London) Region

We’re excited to announce that our Europe (London) Region has renewed our accreditation for United Kingdom (UK) Police-Assured Secure Facilities (PASF) for Official-Sensitive data. Since 2017, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Europe (London) Region has been assured under the PASF program. This demonstrates our continuous commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations of customers with […]

Matter CA three-tier hierarchy and the role of PAA, PAIs, and DACs

Use AWS Private Certificate Authority to issue device attestation certificates for Matter

In this blog post, we show you how to use AWS Private Certificate Authority (CA) to create Matter device attestation CAs to issue device attestation certificates (DAC). By using this solution, device makers can operate their own device attestation CAs, building on the solid security foundation provided by AWS Private CA. This post assumes that […]

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CISPE Code of Conduct Public Register now has 107 compliant AWS services

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that 107 services are now certified as compliant with the Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) Data Protection Code of Conduct. This alignment with the CISPE requirements demonstrates our ongoing commitment to adhere to […]

Removing header remapping from Amazon API Gateway, and notes about our work with security researchers

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), our APIs and service functionality are a promise to our customers, so we very rarely make breaking changes or remove functionality from production services. Customers use the AWS Cloud to build solutions for their customers, and when disruptive changes are made or functionality is removed, the downstream impacts can be […]

Simplify fine-grained authorization with Amazon Verified Permissions and Amazon Cognito

Simplify fine-grained authorization with Amazon Verified Permissions and Amazon Cognito

July 20, 2023: This post had been updated on the code samples to match the most recent documentation for the JavaScript SDK and the Verified Permissions API. June 28, 2023: The article has been updated to make the console example and documentation consistent. AWS customers already use Amazon Cognito for simple, fast authentication. With the […]