AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance


OSPAR 2022 report now available with 142 services in scope

We’re excited to announce the completion of our annual Outsourced Service Provider’s Audit Report (OSPAR) audit cycle on July 1, 2022. The 2022 OSPAR certification cycle includes the addition of 15 new services in scope, bringing the total number of services in scope to 142 in the AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region. Newly added services […]

Extend AWS IAM roles to workloads outside of AWS with IAM Roles Anywhere

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) has now made it easier for you to use IAM roles for your workloads that are running outside of AWS, with the release of IAM Roles Anywhere. This feature extends the capabilities of IAM roles to workloads outside of AWS. You can use IAM Roles Anywhere to provide a […]

Top 2021 AWS service launches security professionals should review – Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we shared an overview of some of the most important 2021 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security service and feature launches. In this follow-up, we’ll dive deep into additional launches that are important for security professionals to be aware of and understand across all AWS services. There have already […]

2022 H1 IRAP report is now available on AWS Artifact

We’re excited to announce that a new Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) report is now available on AWS Artifact. Amazon Web Services (AWS) successfully completed an IRAP assessment in May 2022 by an independent ASD (Australian Signals Directorate) certified IRAP assessor. The new IRAP report includes an additional nine AWS services that are now […]

How to tune TLS for hybrid post-quantum cryptography with Kyber

January 30, 2024: The API in this blog post has been changed in newer version of the AWS CRT Client. See this page for more info. January 25, 2023: AWS KMS, ACM, Secrets Manager TLS endpoints have been updated to only support NIST’s Round 3 picked KEM, Kyber. s2n-tls and s2n-quic have also been updated […]

AWS achieves the first OSCAL format system security plan submission to FedRAMP

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the first cloud service provider to produce an Open Security Control Assessment Language (OSCAL)–formatted system security plan (SSP) for the FedRAMP Project Management Office (PMO). OSCAL is the first step in the AWS effort to automate security documentation to simplify our customers’ journey through cloud adoption and accelerate the authorization […]

TLS 1.2 to become the minimum TLS protocol level for all AWS API endpoints

February 27, 2024: AWS has completed our global updates to deprecate support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 versions on our AWS service API endpoints across each of our AWS Regions and Availability Zones. January 17, 2024: Over 96% of AWS service API endpoints have ended support for TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1. Over the […]

AWS re:Inforce 2022: Threat detection and incident response track preview

Register now with discount code SALXTDVaB7y to get $150 off your full conference pass to AWS re:Inforce. For a limited time only and while supplies last. Today we’re going to highlight just some of the sessions focused on threat detection and incident response that are planned for AWS re:Inforce 2022. AWS re:Inforce is a learning […]

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New AWS whitepaper: AWS User Guide to Financial Services Regulations and Guidelines in New Zealand

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released a new whitepaper to help financial services customers in New Zealand accelerate their use of the AWS Cloud. The new AWS User Guide to Financial Services Regulations and Guidelines in New Zealand—along with the existing AWS Workbook for the RBNZ’s Guidance on Cyber Resilience—continues our efforts to help AWS […]

AWS HITRUST Inheritance: What customers should know

As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) customer, you don’t have to assess the controls that you inherit from the AWS HITRUST Validated Assessment Questionnaire, because AWS already has completed HITRUST assessment using version 9.4 in 2021. You can deploy your environments onto AWS and inherit our HITRUST CSF certification, provided that you use only in-scope […]