AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

JD Bean AWS Security Profile

AWS Security Profiles: J.D. Bean, Sr. Security Solutions Architect

In the week leading up to AWS re:Invent 2021, we’ll share conversations we’ve had with people at AWS who will be presenting, and get a sneak peek at their work. How long have you been at AWS, and what do you do in your current role? I’m coming up on my three-year anniversary at AWS. […]

How to set up Amazon Cognito for federated authentication using Azure AD

September 8, 2023: It’s important to know that if you activate user sign-up in your user pool, anyone on the internet can sign up for an account and sign in to your apps. Don’t enable self-registration in your user pool unless you want to open your app to allow users to sign up. In this […]

Hands-on walkthrough of the AWS Network Firewall flexible rules engine – Part 2

This blog post is Part 2 of Hands-on walkthrough of the AWS Network Firewall flexible rules engine – Part 1. To recap, AWS Network Firewall is a managed service that offers a flexible rules engine that gives you the ability to write firewall rules for granular policy enforcement. In Part 1, we shared how to […]

Everything you wanted to know about trusts with AWS Managed Microsoft AD

Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers use Active Directory to centralize user authentication and authorization for a variety of applications and services. For these customers, Active Directory is a critical piece of their IT infrastructure. AWS offers AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, to provide a highly […]

Fall 2021 SOC reports now available with 141 services in scope

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we’re committed to providing our customers with continued assurance over the security, availability and confidentiality of the AWS control environment. We’re proud to deliver the System and Organizational (SOC) 1, 2, and 3 reports to enable our AWS customers to maintain confidence in AWS services. For the Fall 2021 SOC […]

Fall 2021 SOC 2 Type I Privacy report now available

Your privacy considerations are at the core of our compliance work, and at Amazon Web Services (AWS), we are focused on the protection of your content while using AWS services. Our Fall 2021 SOC 2 Type I Privacy report is now available, demonstrating the privacy compliance commitments we made to you. The Fall 2021 SOC […]

Managing temporary elevated access to your AWS environment

September 27, 2023: We updated this post to include a list of newer temporary elevated access solutions that integrate with AWS IAM Identity Center. September 9, 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. […]

AWS achieves GSMA Security Certification for Europe (Paris) Region

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that our Europe (Paris) Region is now certified by the GSM Association (GSMA) under its Security Accreditation Scheme Subscription Management (SAS-SM) with scope Data Center Operations and Management (DCOM). This is an addition to our […]

Managing permissions with grants in AWS Key Management Service

August 9, 2022: This post has been updated to correct the references on RDS documentation. February 22, 2022: This post has been updated to clarify details of the example KMS grants provided in this blog. AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) helps customers to use encryption to secure their data. When creating a new encrypted […]