AWS Security Blog

AWS Frankfurt Region Opens—AWS Highlights European Data Protection

With the AWS Frankfurt Region officially launched, we’d like to share European and data protection–specific information we’ve published to assist AWS customers who want to store content containing personal data. This information can be found in the newly released Whitepaper on EU Data Protection, a key resource available to customers who want to use AWS […]

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AWS CloudHSM Is Now Integrated with Amazon RDS for Oracle and Provides Enhanced Management Tools

AWS CloudHSM is now integrated with Amazon RDS for Oracle. With this new capability, you can let AWS operate your Oracle databases while maintaining control of the master encryption keys. The AWS CloudHSM service helps you meet compliance requirements for data security by making dedicated, single-tenant Hardware Security Module (HSM) appliances available within the AWS […]

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Make a New Year Resolution: Adhere to IAM Best Practices

As another new year begins, we want to encourage you to be familiar with recommended AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) best practices. Following these best practices can help you maintain the security of your AWS account. You can learn more by watching the IAM Best Practices presentation that was given by Anders Samuelsson at […]

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Amazon RDS Now Supports Encryption via AWS Key Management Service

Today, Amazon RDS for MySQL and PostgreSQL released support for database encryption using AWS Key Management Service (KMS). This feature addresses a common request from customers who have asked for an easy way to encrypt data in these RDS database types. When you create a new MySQL or PostgreSQL database instance, you can choose to […]

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Enable a New Feature in the AWS Management Console: Cross-Account Access

Today, we made it possible for you to enable a user to switch roles directly in the AWS Management Console to access resources across multiple AWS accounts—while using only one set of credentials. Previously, as Anders discussed in his blog post, Delegating API Access to AWS Services Using IAM Roles, you could delegate access to […]

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A Recap of the AWS Security Blog in 2014

The goal of the AWS Security blog is to provide you with guidance, best practices, and technical walkthroughs covering new service launches or topics such as how to help increase the security of your AWS account or better achieve your compliance goals. As we welcome 2015, we want to make sure that you did not […]

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Coming March 2015: Upgrades to IAM Policy Validation

Several weeks ago, we released documentation for the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policy grammar and published a back-to-school policy grammar blog post to let you know of common errors in policies. To help you ensure that your policies match your intentions, we are taking policy validation a step further. Starting March 2015, any new or updated policy must […]

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How to Use External ID When Granting Access to Your AWS Resources

When you need to grant access to your AWS resources to a third party, we recommend you do so using an IAM role with external ID. In this post, Josh Bean, a programmer writer on the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) team, walks you through a scenario to show you how. At times, you […]

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A Simple Way to Export Your IAM Settings

Do you analyze, audit, or monitor your AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) settings? If so, you will be happy to hear we’ve simplified the way you can retrieve a snapshot of your IAM settings. Today we’re making it easier for you to build tools to analyze, monitor, and audit your IAM entities (i.e., users, […]

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder Now Supports Media File Encryption

AWS Key Management Service (KMS) now supports a new AWS service in addition to Amazon S3, Amazon EBS, and Amazon Redshift. This week Amazon Elastic Transcoder released support for encryption of media assets using AWS KMS. Specifically, you can upload encrypted mezzanine files, thumbnails, captions and watermarks to Amazon Elastic Transcoder and allow the service to […]

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