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Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

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AWS Security Profile: John Backes, Senior Software Development Engineer

AWS scientists and engineers believe in partnering closely with the academic and research community to drive innovation in a variety of areas of our business, including cloud security. One of the ways they do this is through participating in and sponsoring scientific conferences, where leaders in fields such as automated reasoning, artificial intelligence, and machine […]

How to migrate a digital signing workload to AWS CloudHSM

Note from July 18, 2019: We added information about AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) Private Certificate Authority (CA) to the introduction. Is your on-premises Hardware Security Module (HSM) at end-of-life? Does continued maintenance of your on-premises hardware take a lot of time and cost a lot of money? You should consider migrating your workloads to AWS […]

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Top 10 Security Blog posts in 2019 so far

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Twice a year, we like to share what’s been popular to let you know what everyone’s reading and so you don’t miss something interesting. One of the top posts so far this year has been the registration announcement for the […]

How to set up an outbound VPC proxy with domain whitelisting and content filtering

November 16, 2020: We’ve updated the CloudFormation template and the launch stack URL used in this solution. July 24, 2019: We’ve added a link to a GitHub repository that contains the stack content for this solution. Controlling outbound communication from your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to the internet is an important part of […]

Introducing the AWS Security Incident Response Whitepaper

April 25, 2023: We’ve updated this blog post to include more security learning resources. AWS recently released the AWS Security Incident Response whitepaper, to help you understand the fundamentals of responding to security incidents within your cloud environment. The whitepaper reviews how to prepare your organization for detecting and responding to security incidents, explores the […]

AWS Security Profiles: Mark Ryland, Director, Office of the CISO

Mark Ryland at the AWS Summit Berlin keynote In the weeks leading up to re:Inforce, we’ll share conversations we’ve had with people at AWS who will be presenting at the event so you can learn more about them and some of the interesting work that they’re doing. How long have you been at AWS and […]

New! Set permission guardrails confidently by using IAM access advisor to analyze service-last-accessed information for accounts in your AWS organization

You can use AWS Organizations to centrally govern and manage multiple accounts as you scale your AWS workloads. With AWS Organizations, central security administrators can use service control policies (SCPs) to establish permission guardrails that all IAM users and roles in the organization’s accounts adhere to. When teams and projects are just getting started, administrators […]

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How to host and manage an entire private certificate infrastructure in AWS

AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) Private Certificate Authority (CA) now offers the option for managing online root CAs and a full online PKI hierarchy. You can now host and manage your organization’s entire private certificate infrastructure in AWS. Supporting a full hierarchy expands AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) Private Certificate Authority capabilities. CA administrators can use ACM […]

How to prompt users to reset their AWS Managed Microsoft AD passwords proactively

If you’re an AWS Directory Service administrator, you can reset your directory users’ passwords from the AWS console or the CLI when their passwords expire. However, you can improve your efficiency by reducing the number of requests for password resets. You can also help improve the security of your organization by having your users proactively […]