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Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

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Fall 2022 PCI DSS report available with six services added to compliance scope

We’re continuing to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that six additional services have been added to the scope of our Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification. This provides our customers with more options to process and store their payment card […]

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AWS achieves HDS certification in two additional Regions

We’re excited to announce that two additional AWS Regions—Asia Pacific (Jakarta) and Europe (Milan)—have been granted the Health Data Hosting (Hébergeur de Données de Santé, HDS) certification. This alignment with HDS requirements demonstrates our continued commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for cloud service providers. AWS customers who handle personal health data can use […]

How to encrypt sensitive caller voice input in Amazon Lex

In the telecommunications industry, sensitive authentication and user data are typically received through mobile voice and keypads, and companies are responsible for protecting the data obtained through these channels. The increasing use of voice-driven interactive voice response (IVR) has resulted in a need to provide solutions that can protect user data that is gathered from […]

How to revoke federated users’ active AWS sessions

February 6, 2023: Updates added to explain an additional detail regarding the sourceIdentity field. In addition to using the sourceIdentity field to reference the user through various roles they have assumed, you may also construct your IAM trust policies to enforce acceptable sourceIdentity values or ensure any value for sourceIdentity is set. When you use […]

Three key security themes from AWS re:Invent 2022

AWS re:Invent returned to Las Vegas, Nevada, November 28 to December 2, 2022. After a virtual event in 2020 and a hybrid 2021 edition, spirits were high as over 51,000 in-person attendees returned to network and learn about the latest AWS innovations. Now in its 11th year, the conference featured 5 keynotes, 22 leadership sessions, […]

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Recap to security, identity, and compliance sessions at AWS re:Invent 2022

AWS re:Invent returned to Las Vegas, NV, in November 2022. The conference featured over 2,200 sessions and hands-on labs and more than 51,000 attendees over 5 days. If you weren’t able to join us in person, or just want to revisit some of the security, identity, and compliance announcements and on-demand sessions, this blog post […]

How to query and visualize Macie sensitive data discovery results with Athena and QuickSight

February 21, 2023: We’ve updated the CREATE TABLE DDL to add the new originType field introduced as part of the Automated Sensitive Data Discovery feature of Macie. Amazon Macie is a fully managed data security service that uses machine learning and pattern matching to help you discover and protect sensitive data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). With […]

Updated whitepaper available: AWS Security Incident Response Guide

The AWS Security Incident Response Guide focuses on the fundamentals of responding to security incidents within a customer’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud environment. You can use the guide to help build and iterate on your AWS security incident response program. Recently, we updated the AWS Security Incident Response Guide to more clearly explain what […]

2022 PiTuKri ISAE 3000 Type II attestation report available with 154 services in scope

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce the second issuance of the Criteria to Assess the Information Security of Cloud Services (PiTuKri) International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 Type II attestation report. The scope of the report covers a total of 154 services and 24 global AWS Regions. The Finnish Transport and Communications […]

2022 FINMA ISAE 3000 Type II attestation report now available with 154 services in scope

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce the third issuance of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) International Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE) 3000 Type II attestation report. The scope of the report covers a total of 154 services and 24 global AWS Regions. The latest FINMA ISAE 3000 Type II report covers […]