AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

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 […]

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) […]

15 additional AWS services receive DoD Impact Level 4 and 5 authorization

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. I’m pleased to announce that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has extended the Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO) of AWS GovCloud (US) Regions for Department of Defense (DoD) workloads at DoD Impact Levels (IL) 4 and 5 under the […]

re:Invent 2019 – Your guide to AWS Cryptography sessions, workshops, and chalk talks

February 10, 2021: We provided updated links to the AWS re:Invent 2019 breakout sessions. You can also view these sessions on the AWS Events channel on YouTube. AWS re:Invent 2019 is just over a week away! We have many Security, Identity, and Compliance sessions, and this is a post about AWS Cryptography-related breakout sessions, workshops, […]

How to use CI/CD to deploy and configure AWS security services with Terraform

Like the infrastructure your applications are built on, security infrastructure can be handled using infrastructure as code (IAC) and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD). In this post, I’ll show you how to build a CI/CD pipeline using AWS Developer Tools and HashiCorp’s Terraform platform as an IAC tool for AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF) deployments. AWS […]