AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

Two New Documents to Help You Navigate Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) Requirements

Note from May 28, 2020: The features and services described in this post have changed since the post was published and the procedures described might be out of date and no longer accurate. Please see https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/new-guidance-navigate-australian-prudential-regulation-authority-requirements/ for the most recent information. AWS has published two new documents to help Financial Services customers understand how to […]

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The Top 20 Most Viewed AWS IAM Documentation Pages in 2017

The following 20 pages were the most viewed AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) documentation pages in 2017. I have included a brief description with each link to explain what each page covers. Use this list to see what other AWS customers have been viewing and perhaps to pique your own interest in a topic you’ve […]

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The Top 10 Most Downloaded AWS Security and Compliance Documents in 2017

July 24, 2020: The number 9 item in this list, the Auditing Security Checklist, has been replaced by a Cloud Audit Academy course. The following list includes the ten most downloaded AWS security and compliance documents in 2017. Using this list, you can learn about what other AWS customers found most interesting about security and […]

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AWS Updated Its ISO Certifications and Now Has 67 Services Under ISO Compliance

AWS has updated its certifications against ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, and ISO 27018 standards, bringing the total to 67 services now under ISO compliance. We added the following 29 services this cycle: • Amazon Aurora • Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration • AWS Lambda@Edge • Amazon Cloud Directory • Amazon SageMaker • AWS Managed […]

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How to Set Up Continuous Golden AMI Vulnerability Assessments with Amazon Inspector

As companies mature in their cloud journey, they implement layered security capabilities and practices in their cloud architectures. One such practice is to continually assess golden Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) for security vulnerabilities. AMIs provide the information required to launch an Amazon EC2 instance, which is a virtual server in the AWS Cloud. A golden […]

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AWS Organizations Now Supports Self-Service Removal of Accounts from an Organization

August 24, 2020: We’ve updated this post to reflect changes to the requirements for removing an account from an organization. Today, AWS Organizations made it easier for you to remove AWS accounts from an organization. You can remove accounts from an organization without requiring assistance from AWS Support, and the accounts you remove can operate […]

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Videos and Slide Decks from the AWS re:Invent 2017 Security, Compliance, & Identity Track

Whether you want to review a Security, Compliance, & Identity track session you attended at AWS re:Invent 2017, or you want to experience a session for the first time, videos and slide decks from the Security, Compliance, & Identity track are now available. Introductory SID201: IAM for Enterprises: How Vanguard Strikes the Balance Between Agility, Governance, […]

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Now Available: New Digital Training to Help You Learn About AWS Cloud Security

Cloud security with scalability and innovation: at AWS, this is our top priority. To help you securely architect cloud solutions, AWS Training and Certification recently added new free digital training about security, including a new course about Amazon GuardDuty, a new managed threat-detection service. These introductory courses, built by AWS experts, are suitable for users and decision makers […]

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A New AWS Government, Education, and Nonprofits Blog Post: “AWS Achieves Full Empanelment for the Delivery of Cloud Services by India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology”

AWS recently announced that Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL), an Indian subsidiary of the Amazon Group that undertakes the resale and marketing of AWS Cloud services in India, has achieved full Cloud Service Provider (CSP) empanelment and successfully completed the Standardization Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) audit from the Indian Ministry of Electronics and […]

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