AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

Masking field values with Amazon Elasticsearch Service

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) is a fully managed service that you can use to deploy, secure, and run Elasticsearch cost-effectively at scale. The service provides support for open-source Elasticsearch APIs, managed Kibana, and integration with Logstash and other AWS […]

Control VPC sharing in an AWS multi-account setup with service control policies

January 29, 2021: We made minor updates to the architectural diagram in Figure 1. Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers who establish shared infrastructure services in a multi-account environment through AWS Organizations and AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM) may find that the default permissions assigned to the management account are too broad. This may allow organizational […]

Use AWS Secrets Manager to simplify the management of private certificates

AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) lets you easily provision, manage, and deploy public and private Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates for use with Amazon Web Services (AWS) services and your internal connected resources. For private certificates, AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority (ACM PCA) can be used to create private CA hierarchies, including root […]

re:Invent – New security sessions launching soon

Where did the last month go? Were you able to catch all of the sessions in the Security, Identity, and Compliance track you hoped to see at AWS re:Invent? If you missed any, don’t worry—you can stream all the sessions released in 2020 via the AWS re:Invent website. Additionally, we’re starting 2021 with all new […]

Deploy an automated ChatOps solution for remediating Amazon Macie findings

The amount of data being collected, stored, and processed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers is growing at an exponential rate. In order to keep pace with this growth, customers are turning to scalable cloud storage services like Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to build data lakes at the petabyte scale. Customers are looking […]

Figure 1: Architectural overview

Signing executables with HSM-backed certificates using multiple Windows instances

Customers use code signing certificates to digitally sign software, documents, and other certificates. Signing is a cryptographic tool that lets users verify that the code hasn’t been altered and that the software, documents or other certificates can be trusted. This blog post shows you how to configure your applications so you can use a key […]

How to visualize multi-account Amazon Inspector findings with Amazon Elasticsearch Service

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Amazon Inspector helps to improve the security and compliance of your applications that are deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It automatically assesses Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and applications on those instances. From that assessment, it generates […]

How to deploy public ACM certificates across multiple AWS accounts and Regions using AWS CloudFormation StackSets

December, 6, 2022: The post had been updated to reflect the updates on Lambda function runtime in the cloudformation template from version 3.6 to 3.9, as 3.6 is deprecated, as well as updates in Lambda deployment package filename in the same template. In this post, I take you through the steps to deploy a public […]

AWS publishes FINMA ISAE 3000 Type 2 attestation report for the Swiss financial industry

May 4, 2021: We’ve added links to download this post translated into French or German. March 23, 2021: We’ve updated this post to note that the report covers 22 global AWS Regions. Gaining and maintaining customer trust is an ongoing commitment at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Our customers’ industry security requirements drive the scope and […]

2020 ISO certificates are here, with a new Region and increased in-scope services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) successfully completed the surveillance audits with no findings for ISO 9001, 27001, 27017, or 27018. Ernst and Young Certify Point auditors reissued the certificates on November 6, 2020. The certificates validate ISO compliance of our Information Security Management System from the perspective of third-party auditors. We included 9 additional AWS services […]