AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

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 […]

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 […]