AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance


Fall 2022 SOC reports now available with 154 services in scope

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we’re committed to providing customers with continued assurance over the security, availability, and confidentiality of the AWS control environment. We’re proud to deliver the Fall 2022 System and Organizational Controls (SOC) 1, 2, and 3 reports, which cover April 1–September 30, 2022, to support our customers’ confidence in AWS services. […]

Fall 2022 SOC 2 Type 2 Privacy report now available

Your privacy considerations are at the core of our compliance work at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and we are focused on the protection of your content while using AWS services. We are happy to announce that our Fall 2022 SOC 2 Type 2 Privacy report is now available. The report provides a third-party attestation of […]

You can now assign multiple MFA devices in IAM

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), security is our top priority, and configuring multi-factor authentication (MFA) on accounts is an important step in securing your organization. Now, you can add multiple MFA devices to AWS account root users and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) users in your AWS accounts. This helps you to raise the […]

New ebook: CJ Moses’ Security Predictions in 2023 and Beyond

As we head into 2023, it’s time to think about lessons from this year and incorporate them into planning for the next year and beyond. At AWS, we continually learn from our customers, who influence the best practices that we share and the security services that we offer. We heard that you’re looking for more […]

Detect and block advanced bot traffic

Automated scripts, known as bots, can generate significant volumes of traffic to your mobile applications, websites, and APIs. Targeted bots take this a step further by targeting website content, such as product availability or pricing. Traffic from targeted bots can result in a poor user experience by competing against legitimate user traffic for website access […]

AWS Security Profile: Param Sharma, Principal Software Engineer

In the weeks leading up to AWS re:Invent 2022, I’m interviewing some of the humans who work in AWS Security, help keep our customers safe and secure, and also happen to be speaking at re:Invent. This interview is with Param Sharma, principal software engineer for AWS Private Certificate Authority (AWS Private CA). AWS Private CA enables […]

How to evaluate and use ECDSA certificates in AWS Certificate Manager

AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) is a managed service that enables you to provision, manage, and deploy public and private SSL/TLS certificates that you can use to securely encrypt network traffic. You can now use ACM to request Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) certificates and associate the certificates with AWS services like Application Load Balancer (ALB) […]

How to use trust policies with IAM roles

June 20 2023: The wording in this post has been updated to avoid confusion around the use of wildcards in the principal element of an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) trust policy statement. November 3, 2022: We updated this post to fix some syntax errors in the policy statements and to add additional use […]

Amazon Inspector

Use Amazon Inspector to manage your build and deploy pipelines for containerized applications

Amazon Inspector is an automated vulnerability management service that continually scans Amazon Web Services (AWS) workloads for software vulnerabilities and unintended network exposure. Amazon Inspector currently supports vulnerability reporting for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and container images stored in Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR). With the emergence of Docker in 2013, […]

See yourself in cyber: Highlights from Cybersecurity Awareness Month

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to share some of the work we’ve done and made available to you throughout October. Over the last four weeks, we have shared insights and resources aligned with this year’s theme—”See Yourself in Cyber”—to help advance awareness training, and inspire people to join the rapidly […]