AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

How to use KMS and IAM to enable independent security controls for encrypted data in S3

August 31, 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. Typically, when you protect data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), you use a combination […]

12 additional AWS services and 2 features authorized at DoD Impact Level 4 and 5 for AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

I’m excited to share that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has authorized 12 additional AWS services and 2 features in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. With these additional 12 services and 2 features, AWS now offers a total of 52 services authorized to process DoD mission critical data at Impact Levels (IL) 4 and 5 […]

Automated Response and Remediation with AWS Security Hub

June 2, 2021: The instructions in this blog post have been implemented in an AWS Solution, AWS Security Hub Automated Response and Remediation, that includes remediations for more than 20 security controls. To learn more about implementing the solution, see How to deploy the AWS Solution for Security Hub Automated Response and Remediation. AWS Security […]

New IRAP report provides Australian public sector the ability to leverage additional services at PROTECTED level

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Following the award of PROTECTED certification to AWS in January 2019, we have now released updated Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) PROTECTED documentation via AWS Artifact. This information provides the ability to plan, architect, and self-assess systems built in […]

Internet Security Notification – Department of Homeland Security Alert AA20-006A

On January 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an alert (AA20-006A) that highlighted measures for critical infrastructure to prepare for information security risks, but which are also relevant to all organizations. The CISA alert focuses on vulnerability mitigation and incident preparation. At AWS, security is our […]

AWS achieves FedRAMP JAB High and Moderate Provisional Authorization across 16 services in the AWS US East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

AWS is continually expanding the scope of our compliance programs to help your organization run sensitive and regulated workloads. Today, we’re pleased to announce an additional array of AWS services that are available in the AWS US East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, marking a 17.7% increase in our number of FedRAMP authorizations since the […]

How to import AWS Config rules evaluations as findings in Security Hub

August 10, 2022: The content in this blog post is no longer up-to-date. AWS Security Hub now automatically receives AWS Config managed and custom rule evaluation results as security findings. Please see the feature announcement and the documentation for more details. You no longer need the custom solution described in this blog post to import […]

55 additional AWS services achieve HITRUST CSF Certification

We’re excited to announce the addition of 55 new services in scope under our latest Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) certification, for a total of 119 AWS services in scope. You can deploy environments onto AWS and inherit our HITRUST certification provided that you use only in-scope services and apply the […]

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Fall 2019 PCI DSS report now available with 7 services added in scope

We’re pleased to announce that seven services have been added to the scope of our Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification, providing our customers more options to process and store their payment card data and architect their Cardholder Data Environment (CDE) securely in AWS. In the past year we have increased the […]

AWS achieves FedRAMP JAB High and Moderate Provisional Authorization across 26 services in the AWS US East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. AWS continues to expand the number of services that customers can use to run sensitive and highly regulated workloads in the federal government space. Today, I’m pleased to announce another expansion of our FedRAMP program, marking a 36.2% increase in […]