AWS Security Blog

How to Protect the Integrity of Your Encrypted Data by Using AWS Key Management Service and EncryptionContext

One of the most important and critical concepts in AWS Key Management Service (KMS) for advanced and secure data usage is EncryptionContext. Using EncryptionContext properly can help significantly improve the security of your applications. In this blog post, I will show the importance of EncryptionContext and will provide a simple example showing how you can […]

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Test Resource-Level Permissions Using the IAM Policy Simulator

To make it easier for you to test, verify, and understand resource-level permissions in your account, the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy simulator will now automatically provide a list of resources and parameters required for each AWS action. These enhancements provide you with more accurate simulation results and help ensure that your policies […]

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New Tabbed Organization of Your Resources in the IAM Console

Today, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) enhanced the IAM console user interface to make it easier to view details about your users, groups, roles, and policies (“IAM entities”). The detail pages for these IAM entities now are organized with tabs for easier browsing so that you can quickly switch between them with minimal scrolling. […]

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Verify Resource-Based Permissions Using the IAM Policy Simulator

Today, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) made it easier to help you verify your permissions by adding support for resource-based policies in the IAM policy simulator. This extends the capabilities of the IAM policy simulator console and APIs to help you understand, test, and validate how your resource-based policies and IAM policies work together […]

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How to Configure Security Settings in Amazon WorkDocs

Amazon WorkDocs (formerly Amazon Zocalo) is a fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service that incorporates feedback capabilities to improve user productivity. You can comment on files, send them to others for feedback, and upload new versions without having to resort to emailing multiple versions of files as attachments. WorkDocs includes security features such […]

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Register to Attend an AWS Security Roadshow

Register to attend an AWS Security Roadshow, a free technical event where you can learn how to use AWS services—including those recently launched—to help improve the agility and maturity of your security and compliance programs. AWS Security Roadshow topics will include: AWS Security Overview What’s New Network Security and Access Control Within AWS Protecting Your Data in AWS Putting It […]

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AWS Obtains ISO 27018 Privacy Certification

I am pleased to announce that AWS has successfully completed a new assessment, ISO/IEC 27018:2014, a code of practice regarding the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in the cloud and our adherence to the commitments we make to our customers with regard to their content. This privacy code of practice is now an integral […]

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AWS Key Management Service Now Supports Deletion of Encryption Keys

Today, AWS launched a new feature that lets you delete your encryption keys managed in AWS Key Management Service (KMS). You can now manage the complete lifecycle of your keys from creation to usage to disablement to deletion. In this blog post, I will explain the changes introduced with this new feature, tell you what […]

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Now Available: Videos and Slide Decks from the re:Invent 2015 Security and Compliance Track

Whether you want to review a Security and Compliance track session you attended at re:Invent 2015, or you want to experience a session for the first time, videos and slide decks from the Security and Compliance track are now available. SEC201: AWS Security State of the Union: How Should We All Think About Security? Video Slide […]

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Customer Update—AWS and EU Safe Harbor

Recently, the European Court of Justice determined that the 15-year-old US-EU Safe Harbor framework is no longer valid for the transfer of personal data from the European Economic Area (EEA) to the US. At AWS, we know customers care deeply about privacy and data security; we optimize our work to get these issues right for […]

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