AWS Security Blog

AWS achieves the first OSCAL format system security plan submission to FedRAMP

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the first cloud service provider to produce an Open Security Control Assessment Language (OSCAL)–formatted system security plan (SSP) for the FedRAMP Project Management Office (PMO). OSCAL is the first step in the AWS effort to automate security documentation to simplify our customers’ journey through cloud adoption and accelerate the authorization […]

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TLS 1.2 to become the minimum TLS protocol level for all AWS API endpoints

July 20, 2022: This post was updated with a new reference to the public list of services that populate TLS in CloudTrail. At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we continuously innovate to deliver you a cloud computing environment that works to help meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations. To respond to evolving technology and […]

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AWS re:Inforce 2022: Threat detection and incident response track preview

Register now with discount code SALXTDVaB7y to get $150 off your full conference pass to AWS re:Inforce. For a limited time only and while supplies last. Today we’re going to highlight just some of the sessions focused on threat detection and incident response that are planned for AWS re:Inforce 2022. AWS re:Inforce is a learning […]

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New AWS whitepaper: AWS User Guide to Financial Services Regulations and Guidelines in New Zealand

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released a new whitepaper to help financial services customers in New Zealand accelerate their use of the AWS Cloud. The new AWS User Guide to Financial Services Regulations and Guidelines in New Zealand—along with the existing AWS Workbook for the RBNZ’s Guidance on Cyber Resilience—continues our efforts to help AWS […]

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Wickr for Government achieves FedRAMP Ready designation

AWS is pleased to announce that Wickr for Government (WickrGov) has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Ready status at the Moderate Impact Level, and is actively working toward FedRAMP Authorized status. FedRAMP is a US government-wide program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government by providing a […]

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AWS HITRUST Inheritance: What customers should know

As an Amazon Web Services (AWS) customer, you don’t have to assess the controls that you inherit from the AWS HITRUST Validated Assessment Questionnaire, because AWS already has completed HITRUST assessment using version 9.4 in 2021. You can deploy your environments onto AWS and inherit our HITRUST CSF certification, provided that you use only in-scope […]

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AWS and the UK rules on operational resilience and outsourcing

Financial institutions across the globe use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to transform the way they do business. Regulations continue to evolve in this space, and we’re working hard to help customers proactively respond to new rules and guidelines. In many cases, the AWS Cloud makes it simpler than ever before to assist customers with their compliance […]

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A sneak peek at the identity and access management sessions for AWS re:Inforce 2022

Register now with discount code SALFNj7FaRe to get $150 off your full conference pass to AWS re:Inforce. For a limited time only and while supplies last. AWS re:Inforce 2022 will take place in-person in Boston, MA, on July 26 and 27 and will include some exciting identity and access management sessions. AWS re:Inforce 2022 features […]

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How to secure an enterprise scale ACM Private CA hierarchy for automotive and manufacturing

In this post, we show how you can use the AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority (ACM Private CA) to help follow security best practices when you build a CA hierarchy. This blog post walks through certificate authority (CA) lifecycle management topics, including an architecture overview, centralized security, separation of duties, certificate issuance auditing, and […]

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Introducing a new AWS whitepaper: Does data localization cause more problems than it solves?

Introducing a new AWS whitepaper: Does data localization cause more problems than it solves?

Spanish version Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently released a new whitepaper, Does data localization cause more problems than it solves?, as part of the AWS Innovating Securely briefing series. The whitepaper draws on research from Emily Wu’s paper Sovereignty and Data Localization, published by Harvard University’s Belfer Center, and describes how countries can realize similar […]

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