AWS Security Blog

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

Tighten S3 permissions for your IAM users and roles using access history of S3 actions

September 28, 2023: IAM is incrementally adding support for actions from more services. For a list of services that report action last accessed information, see IAM action last accessed information services and actions. Customers tell us that when their teams and projects are just getting started, administrators may grant broad access to inspire innovation and […]

PCI Council

AWS achieves its first PCI 3DS attestation

We are pleased to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has achieved its first PCI 3-D Secure (3DS) certification. Financial institutions and payment providers are implementing EMV 3-D Secure services to support application-based authentication, integration with digital wallets, and browser-based e-commerce transactions. Although AWS doesn’t perform 3DS functions directly, the AWS PCI 3DS attestation of […]

How to perform automated incident response in a multi-account environment

How quickly you respond to security incidents is key to minimizing their impacts. Automating incident response helps you scale your capabilities, rapidly reduce the scope of compromised resources, and reduce repetitive work by security teams. But when you use automation, you also must manage exceptions to standard response procedures. In this post, I provide a […]

AWS Shield Threat Landscape report is now available

AWS Shield is a managed threat protection service that safeguards applications running on AWS against exploitation of application vulnerabilities, bad bots, and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. The AWS Shield Threat Landscape Report (TLR) provides you with a summary of threats detected by AWS Shield. This report is curated by the AWS Threat Research […]

How to create SAML providers with AWS CloudFormation

May 10, 2023:Read more updated information about creating SAML providers with AWS CloudFormation here. August 10, 2022: This blog post has been updated to reflect the new name of AWS Single Sign-On (SSO) – AWS IAM Identity Center. Read more about the name change here. June 24, 2020: We updated the first 3 paragraphs of […]

AWS Artifact service launches new user interface

AWS Artifact service introduces a new user interface (UI) that provides a more intuitive experience in searching and saving AWS compliance reports, and accepting agreements. The new UI includes AWS Artifact home page equipped with information and videos on how to use the AWS Artifact service for your compliance needs. Additionally, the Reports and Agreements […]

Spring 2020 SOC 2 Type I Privacy report now available

We continue to be customer focused in addressing privacy requirements, enabling you to be confident in how your content is protected while using Amazon Web Services. Our latest SOC2 Type 1 Privacy report is now available to demonstrate our privacy compliance commitments to you. Our spring 2020 SOC 2 Type I Privacy report provides you […]

Spring 2020 SOC reports now available with 122 services in scope

At AWS, our customers’ security is of the highest importance and we continue to provide transparency into our security posture. We’re proud to deliver the System and Organizational Controls (SOC) 1, 2, and 3 reports to our AWS customers. The SOC program continues to enable our global customer base to maintain confidence in our secured […]

AWS achieves Spain’s ENS High certification across 105 services

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. AWS achieved Spain’s Esquema Nacional de Seguridad (ENS) High certification across 105 services in all AWS Regions. To successfully achieve the ENS High certification, BDO España conducted an independent audit and attested that AWS meets confidentiality, integrity, and availability standards. […]

Easily control the naming of individual IAM role sessions

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) now has a new sts:RoleSessionName condition element for the AWS Security Token Service (AWS STS), that makes it easy for AWS account administrators to control the naming of individual IAM role sessions. IAM roles help you grant access to AWS services and resources by using dynamically generated short-term credentials. […]