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Staying Ahead of the Curve–Customer Enabler AWS OCIE Cybersecurity Initiative Workbook

We focus on enabling our customers to scale their security and compliance capabilities on AWS, and we enhance our customers’ ability to meet a wide variety of security and regulatory requirements. With a continued focus on our customers’ regulatory needs in the financial services sector, we created another customer facing workbook, which aligns the new US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) Cybersecurity Initiative requirements with the existing AWS compliance reports and certifications. This AWS OCIE Cybersecurity Initiative Workbook will directly support our financial services customers in meeting their obligations related to these new requirements and in establishing and operating a risk alert program compliant with the OCIE Cybersecurity Initiative.

The OCIE Cybersecurity Initiative was designed to assess cybersecurity preparedness in the securities industry and to obtain information about the industry’s recent experiences with certain types of cyber threats. The Risk Alert topics’ recommended risk treatments are in direct alignment with AWS’s highly secure infrastructure.

Please contact us with questions about complying with financial service regulations or meeting your compliance requirements in the cloud.

– Chad Woolf, Director, AWS Risk and Compliance