AWS Security Blog

Automated Reasoning and Amazon s2n

In June 2015, AWS Chief Information Security Officer Stephen Schmidt introduced AWS’s new Open Source implementation of the SSL/TLS network encryption protocols, Amazon s2n. s2n is a library that has been designed to be small and fast, with the goal of providing you with network encryption that is more easily understood and fully auditable. In […]

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IAM Service Last Accessed Data Now Available for the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region

In December, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) released service last accessed data, which helps you identify overly permissive policies attached to an IAM entity (a user, group, or role). Today, we have extended service last accessed data to support the recently launched Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region. With this release, you can now view the […]

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How to Use Amazon CloudWatch Events to Monitor Application Health

Amazon CloudWatch Events enables you to react selectively to events in the cloud as well as in your applications. Specifically, you can create CloudWatch Events rules that match event patterns, and take actions in response to those patterns. CloudWatch Events lets you process both AWS-provided events and custom events (those that you create and inject […]

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In Case You Missed These: AWS Security Blog Posts from June, July, and August

In case you missed any AWS Security Blog posts from June, July, and August, they are summarized and linked to below. The posts are shown in reverse chronological order (most recent first), and the subject matter ranges from a tagging limit increase to recording SSH sessions established through a bastion host. August August 16: Updated […]

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Updated Whitepaper Available: AWS Best Practices for DDoS Resiliency

AWS is committed to providing you high availability, security, and resiliency in the face of bad actors on the Internet. As part of this commitment, AWS provides tools, best practices, and AWS services that you can use to build distributed denial of services (DDoS)–resilient applications. We recently released the 2016 version of the AWS Best […]

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Now Organize Your AWS Resources by Using up to 50 Tags per Resource

Note: On December 28, 2017, we updated the table and downloadable documents in this blog post. Tagging AWS resources simplifies the way you organize and discover resources, allocate costs, and control resource access across services. Many of you have told us that as the number of applications, teams, and projects running on AWS increases, you […]

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New! Import Your Own Keys into AWS Key Management Service

Today, we are happy to announce the launch of the new import key feature that enables you to import keys from your own key management infrastructure (KMI) into AWS Key Management Service (KMS). After you have exported keys from your existing systems and imported them into KMS, you can use them in all KMS-integrated AWS […]

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Customer Update: Amazon Web Services and the EU-US Privacy Shield

Recently, the European Commission and the US Government agreed on a new framework called the EU-US Privacy Shield, and on July 12, the European Commission formally adopted it. Amazon Web Services (AWS) welcomes this new framework for transatlantic data flow. As the EU-US Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor, we understand many of our customers have […]

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How to Remove Single Points of Failure by Using a High-Availability Partition Group in Your AWS CloudHSM Environment

A hardware security module (HSM) is a hardware device designed with the security of your data and cryptographic key material in mind. It is tamper-resistant hardware that prevents unauthorized users from attempting to pry open the device, plug any extra devices in to access data or keys such as subtokens, or damage the outside housing. […]

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Enable Your Federated Users to Work in the AWS Management Console for up to 12 Hours

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) supports identity federation, which enables external identities, such as users in your corporate directory, to sign in to the AWS Management Console via single sign-on (SSO). Now with a small configuration change, your AWS administrators can allow your federated users to work in the AWS Management Console for up […]

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