AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

How to get specific security information about AWS services

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. December 10, 2019: This post was originally published July 2019. Since then, the number of services with a dedicated security chapter has grown from 40 to over 70. We’ve updated our post accordingly. We’re excited to announce the launch of […]

Top 11 posts during 2019

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. The Security Blog set new records for page views in 2019, but we’re always looking for ways to improve. Please tell us what you want to read about in the Comments section below. We read all of your feedback and […]

Use AWS Fargate and Prowler to send security configuration findings about AWS services to Security Hub

May 3, 2021: Since the author wrote this post, Security Hub has launched native features that simplify integration with Prowler as a findings provider. Therefore, Security Hub native integration with Prowler is now the recommended solution for sending findings from Prowler. For more information, see the Prowler documentation. In this blog post, I’ll show you […]

How to get started with security response automation on AWS

December 2, 2019: We’ve updated this post to include some additional information about Security Hub. At AWS, we encourage you to use automation to help quickly detect and respond to security events within your AWS environments. In addition to increasing the speed of detection and response, automation also helps you scale your security operations as […]

Rely on employee attributes from your corporate directory to create fine-grained permissions in AWS

In my earlier post Simplify granting access to your AWS resources by using tags on AWS IAM users and roles, I explained how to implement attribute-based access control (ABAC) in AWS to simplify permissions management at scale. In that scenario, I talked about relying on attributes on your IAM users and roles for access control […]

Additional on-premises option for data localization with AWS

Today, AWS released an updated resource — AWS Policy Perspectives-Data Residency — to provide an additional option for you if you need to store and process your data on premises. This white paper update discusses AWS Outposts, which offers a hybrid solution for customers that might find that certain workloads are better suited for on-premises […]

Digital signing with the new asymmetric keys feature of AWS KMS

October 29, 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. AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) now supports asymmetric keys. You can create, manage, and […]

Ramp-Up Learning Guide available for AWS Cloud Security, Governance, and Compliance

Cloud security is the top priority for AWS and for our customers around the world. It’s important that professionals have a way to keep up with this dynamically evolving area of cloud computing. Often, customers seek AWS guidance on cloud-specific security, governance, and compliance best practices, including skills upgrade plans. To address this need, AWS […]

How to set up Sign in with Apple for Amazon Cognito

January 7, 2020: Based on customer feedback, we revised the wording of a step in a procedure to improve clarity. Amazon Cognito user pools enables you to add user sign-in and sign-up to your mobile and web applications using a secure and scalable user directory. With Amazon Cognito user pools, your end users can sign […]

Use attribute-based access control with AD FS to simplify IAM permissions management

June 19, 2020: The Prerequisites section of this post has been updated to include the prerequisite to enable Sts:tagSession to the role trust policy. AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) allows customers to provide granular access control to resources in AWS. One approach to granting access to resources is to use attribute-based access control (ABAC) […]