AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

New guide helps explain cloud security with AWS for public sector customers in India

Our teams are continuing to focus on compliance enablement around the world and now that includes a new guide for public sector customers in India. The User Guide for Government Departments and Agencies in India provides information that helps government users at various central, state, district, and municipal agencies understand security and controls available with […]

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Updated data classification whitepaper, includes guidance on establishing data classification programs

Note from March 25, 2020: This post was originally published on June 20, 2018, along with the Secure Cloud Adoption: Data Classification whitepaper, which has now been refreshed with newer information. We’ve updated our post accordingly. We’re sharing an update to the Secure Cloud Adoption: Data Classification whitepaper to help customers address data classification. Data […]

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How AWS uses automated reasoning to help you achieve security at scale

At AWS, we focus on achieving security at scale to diminish risks to your business. Fundamental to this approach is ensuring your policies are configured in a way that helps protect your data, and the Automated Reasoning Group (ARG), an advanced innovation team at AWS, is using automated reasoning to do it. What is automated […]

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Podcast: How AWS KMS could help customers meet encryption and deletion requirements, including GDPR

Encryption is a powerful tool to protect your data but it can be difficult to get right because it demands understanding how encryption keys are created, distributed, used, and managed. To make encryption easier to use, we created AWS Key Management Service (KMS) to let you scale your use of the cloud without struggling to […]

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How to create custom alerts with Amazon Macie

June 15, 2020: This blog is out of date. Please refer here for the updated info: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-enhanced-amazon-macie-now-available/ Amazon Macie is a security service that makes it easy for you to discover, classify, and protect sensitive data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Macie collects AWS CloudTrail events and Amazon S3 metadata such as permissions […]

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AWS Resources Addressing Argentina’s Personal Data Protection Law and Disposition No. 11/2006

We have two new resources to help customers address their data protection requirements in Argentina. These resources specifically address the needs outlined under the Personal Data Protection Law No. 25.326, as supplemented by Regulatory Decree No. 1558/2001 (“PDPL”), including Disposition No. 11/2006. For context, the PDPL is an Argentine federal law that applies to the protection of […]

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How to rotate your Twitter API key and bearer token automatically with AWS Secrets Manager

October 24, 2019: Based on a customer’s feedback, we fixed some quotation marks and a missing comma in a policy statement. Previously, I showed you how to rotate Amazon RDS database credentials automatically with AWS Secrets Manager. In addition to database credentials, AWS Secrets Manager makes it easier to rotate, manage, and retrieve API keys, […]

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AWS GDPR Data Processing Addendum – Now Part of Service Terms

Today, we’re happy to announce that the AWS GDPR Data Processing Addendum(.pdf) is now part of our online Service Terms. This means all AWS customers globally can rely on the terms of the AWS GDPR DPA which will apply automatically from May 25, 2018, whenever they use AWS services to process personal data under the GDPR. The AWS […]

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An easier way to control access to AWS resources by using the AWS organization of IAM principals

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) now makes it easier for you to control access to your AWS resources by using the AWS organization of IAM principals (users and roles). For some services, you grant permissions using resource-based policies to specify the accounts and principals that can access the resource and what actions they can […]

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The AWS Shared Responsibility Model and GDPR

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) describes data processor and data controller roles, and some customers and AWS Partner Network (APN) partners are asking how this affects the long-established AWS Shared Responsibility Model. I wanted to take some time to help folks understand shared responsibilities for us and for our customers in context of […]

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