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Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

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AWS and the UK rules on operational resilience and outsourcing

Financial institutions across the globe use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to transform the way they do business. Regulations continue to evolve in this space, and we’re working hard to help customers proactively respond to new rules and guidelines. In many cases, the AWS Cloud makes it simpler than ever before to assist customers with their compliance […]

A sneak peek at the identity and access management sessions for AWS re:Inforce 2022

September 12, 2022: This blog post has been updated to reflect the new name of AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) – AWS IAM Identity Center. Read more about the name change here. Register now with discount code SALFNj7FaRe to get $150 off your full conference pass to AWS re:Inforce. For a limited time only and while […]

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How to secure an enterprise scale ACM Private CA hierarchy for automotive and manufacturing

In this post, we show how you can use the AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority (ACM Private CA) to help follow security best practices when you build a CA hierarchy. This blog post walks through certificate authority (CA) lifecycle management topics, including an architecture overview, centralized security, separation of duties, certificate issuance auditing, and […]

Introducing a new AWS whitepaper: Does data localization cause more problems than it solves?

Introducing a new AWS whitepaper: Does data localization cause more problems than it solves?

Spanish version Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently released a new whitepaper, Does data localization cause more problems than it solves?, as part of the AWS Innovating Securely briefing series. The whitepaper draws on research from Emily Wu’s paper Sovereignty and Data Localization, published by Harvard University’s Belfer Center, and describes how countries can realize similar […]

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Use Amazon Cognito to add claims to an identity token for fine-grained authorization

August 2, 2023: Amazon Verified Permissions now offers a direct integration with Amazon Cognito to add fine-grained authorization within your applications. Learn more. With Amazon Cognito, you can quickly add user sign-up, sign-in, and access control to your web and mobile applications. After a user signs in successfully, Cognito generates an identity token for user […]

AWS HITRUST Shared Responsibility Matrix version 1.2 now available

The latest version of the AWS HITRUST Shared Responsibility Matrix is now available to download. Version 1.2 is based on HITRUST MyCSF version 9.4[r2] and was released by HITRUST on April 20, 2022. AWS worked with HITRUST to update the Shared Responsibility Matrix and to add new controls based on MyCSF v9.4[r2]. You don’t have […]

AWS achieves ISO 22301:2019 certification

We’re excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has successfully achieved ISO 22301:2019 certification without audit findings. ISO 22301:2019 is a rigorous third-party independent assessment of the international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM). Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ISO 22301:2019 is designed to help organizations prevent, prepare for, respond to, […]

Get more out of service control policies in a multi-account environment

Many of our customers use AWS Organizations to manage multiple Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts. There are many benefits to using multiple accounts in your organization, such as grouping workloads with a common business purpose, complying with regulatory frameworks, and establishing strong isolation barriers between applications based on ownership. Customers are even using distinct accounts […]

A sneak peek at the data protection and privacy sessions for AWS re:Inforce 2022

June 15, 2022: This post had been updated with reference to a blog post of Identity and access management added. Register now with discount code SALUZwmdkJJ to get $150 off your full conference pass to AWS re:Inforce. For a limited time only and while supplies last. Today we want to tell you about some of […]

IAM policy types: How and when to use them

You manage access in AWS by creating policies and attaching them to AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) principals (roles, users, or groups of users) or AWS resources. AWS evaluates these policies when an IAM principal makes a request, such as uploading an object to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket. Permissions in […]