AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

Update the alternate security contact across your AWS accounts for timely security notifications

Amazon Web Services (AWS) will send you important security notifications from time to time related to your account. From a security perspective, the ability for AWS Security to reach you in a timely manner is important whether you have one AWS account or thousands. These notifications could include alerts from AWS Security for potentially fraudulent activity […]

Enabling data classification for Amazon RDS database with Macie

Customers have been asking us about ways to use Amazon Macie data discovery on their Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) instances. This post presents how to do so using AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) to extract data from Amazon RDS, store it on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), and then classify the […]

How to set up a two-way integration between AWS Security Hub and Jira Service Management

If you use both AWS Security Hub and Jira Service Management, you can use the new AWS Service Management Connector for Jira Service Management to create an automated, bidirectional integration between these two products that keeps your Security Hub findings and Jira issues in sync. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to set up this integration. […]

Enable Security Hub PCI DSS standard across your organization and disable specific controls

At this time, enabling the PCI DSS standard from within AWS Security Hub enables this compliance framework only within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) account you are presently administering. This blog post showcases a solution that can be used to customize the configuration and deployment of the PCI DSS standard compliance standard using AWS Security […]

Validate IAM policies in CloudFormation templates using IAM Access Analyzer

In this blog post, I introduce IAM Policy Validator for AWS CloudFormation (cfn-policy-validator), an open source tool that extracts AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies from an AWS CloudFormation template, and allows you to run existing IAM Access Analyzer policy validation APIs against the template. I also show you how to run the tool […]

Securely extend and access on-premises Active Directory domain controllers in AWS

August 10, 2022: This blog post has been updated to reflect the new name of AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) – AWS IAM Identity Center. Read more about the name change here. If you have an on-premises Windows Server Active Directory infrastructure, it’s important to plan carefully how to extend it into Amazon Web Services (AWS) […]

Introducing the Ransomware Risk Management on AWS Whitepaper

May 10, 2022: The Ransomware Risk Management on AWS Using the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) whitepaper has been archived, so we have updated the link in this blog post accordingly. AWS recently released the Ransomware Risk Management on AWS Using the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) whitepaper. This whitepaper aligns the National Institute of […]

Manage your AWS Directory Service credentials using AWS Secrets Manager

AWS Secrets Manager helps you protect the secrets that are needed to access your applications, services, and IT resources. With this service, you can rotate, manage, and retrieve database credentials, API keys, OAuth tokens, and other secrets throughout their lifecycle. The secret value rotation feature has built-in integration for services like Amazon Relational Database Service […]

AWS achieves FedRAMP P-ATO for 18 additional services in the AWS US East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

We’re pleased to announce that 18 additional AWS services have achieved Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB). The following are the 18 additional services with FedRAMP authorization for the US federal government, and organizations with regulated workloads: Amazon Cognito lets you add user […]

137 AWS services achieve HITRUST certification

We’re excited to announce that 137 Amazon Web Services (AWS) services are certified for the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) for the 2021 cycle. The full list of AWS services that were audited by a third-party auditor and certified under HITRUST CSF is available on our Services in Scope by Compliance […]