AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

Improved client-side encryption: Explicit KeyIds and key commitment

November 1, 2021: AWS KMS is replacing the term customer master key (CMK) with AWS KMS key and KMS key. The concept has not changed. To prevent breaking changes, AWS KMS is keeping some variations of this term. More info. I’m excited to announce the launch of two new features in the AWS Encryption SDK […]

How to add DNS filtering to your NAT instance with Squid

September 23, 2020: The squid configuration file in this blog post and associated YAML template have been updated. September 4, 2019: We’ve updated this blog post, initially published on January 26, 2016. Major changes include: support of Amazon Linux 2, no longer having to compile Squid 3.5, and a high availability version of the solution […]

Improving security as part of accelerated data center migrations

Approached correctly, cloud migrations are a great opportunity to improve the security and stability of your applications. Many organizations are looking for guidance on how to meet their security requirements while moving at the speed that the cloud enables. They often try to configure everything perfectly in the data center before they migrate their first […]

On-Demand SCIM provisioning of Azure AD to AWS IAM Identity Center with PowerShell

September 20, 2022: We updated the link to the GitHub repository. 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. February 14, 2022: We updated this post to include a link to an […]

Automatically updating AWS WAF Rule in real time using Amazon EventBridge

December 4, 2020: This post has been updated to include links to the CloudFormation templates used in the solution. In this post, I demonstrate a method for collecting and sharing threat intelligence between Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts by using AWS WAF, Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics, and Amazon EventBridge. AWS WAF helps protect against common […]

Get ready for upcoming changes in the AWS IAM Identity Center user sign-in process

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. October 21, 2020: This post has been updated to reflect the change in date for updates to AWS IAM Identity Center sign-in process from […]

How Security Operation Centers can use Amazon GuardDuty to detect malicious behavior

The Security Operations Center (SOC) has a tough job. As customers modernize and shift to cloud architectures, the ability to monitor, detect, and respond to risks poses different challenges. In this post we address how Amazon GuardDuty can address some common concerns of the SOC regarding the number of security tools and the overhead to […]

Role-based access control using Amazon Cognito and an external identity provider

Amazon Cognito simplifies the development process by helping you manage identities for your customer-facing applications. As your application grows, some of your enterprise customers may ask you to integrate with their own Identity Provider (IdP) so that their users can sign-on to your app using their company’s identity, and have role-based access-control (RBAC) based on […]

Integrating AWS CloudFormation security tests with AWS Security Hub and AWS CodeBuild reports

The concept of infrastructure as code, by using pipelines for continuous integration and delivery, is fundamental for the development of cloud infrastructure. Including code quality and vulnerability scans in the pipeline is essential for the security of this infrastructure as code. In one of our previous posts, How to build a CI/CD pipeline for container […]

How to configure an LDAPS endpoint for Simple AD

In this blog post, we show you how to configure an LDAPS (LDAP over SSL or TLS) encrypted endpoint for Simple AD so that you can extend Simple AD over untrusted networks. Our solution uses Network Load Balancer (NLB) as SSL/TLS termination. The data is then decrypted and sent to Simple AD. Network Load Balancer […]