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Tag: Amazon Inspector

Top 2021 AWS Security service launches security professionals should review – Part 1

Given the speed of Amazon Web Services (AWS) innovation, it can sometimes be challenging to keep up with AWS Security service and feature launches. To help you stay current, here’s an overview of some of the most important 2021 AWS Security launches that security professionals should be aware of. This is the first of two […]

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Using AWS security services to protect against, detect, and respond to the Log4j vulnerability

April 21, 2022: The blog post has been updated to include information on the updated version of the hotpatch. See this security advisory for more details. Overview In this post we will provide guidance to help customers who are responding to the recently disclosed log4j vulnerability. This covers what you can do to limit the […]

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How to visualize multi-account Amazon Inspector findings with Amazon Elasticsearch Service

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Amazon Inspector helps to improve the security and compliance of your applications that are deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS). It automatically assesses Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and applications on those instances. From that assessment, it generates […]

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AWS Security Profiles: Dan Plastina, VP of Security Services

In the weeks leading up to re:Invent 2019, we’ll share conversations we’ve had with people at AWS who will be presenting at the event so you can learn more about them and some of the interesting work that they’re doing. How long have you been at AWS, and what do you do as the VP […]

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Nine AWS Security Hub best practices

July 21, 2020: The advice about enabling Security Hub in every region where you have authorized activity was updated. AWS Security Hub is a security and compliance service that became generally available on June 25, 2019. It provides you with extensive visibility into your security and compliance status across multiple AWS accounts, in a single […]

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A simpler way to assess the network exposure of EC2 instances: AWS releases new network reachability assessments in Amazon Inspector

Performing network security assessments allows you to understand your cloud infrastructure and identify risks, but this process traditionally takes a lot of time and effort. You might need to run network port-scanning tools to test routing and firewall configurations, then validate what processes are listening on your instance network ports, before finally mapping the IPs […]

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All AWS Services GDPR ready

Oct 3, 2019: We’ve updated a sentence to clarify that AWS services can be used in compliance with GDPR. Today, I’m very pleased to announce that all AWS services can be used in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means that, in addition to benefiting from all of the measures that AWS […]

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Now Available: New Digital Training to Help You Learn About AWS Cloud Security

Cloud security with scalability and innovation: at AWS, this is our top priority. To help you securely architect cloud solutions, AWS Training and Certification recently added new free digital training about security, including a new course about Amazon GuardDuty, a new managed threat-detection service. These introductory courses, built by AWS experts, are suitable for users and decision makers […]

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Introducing the New GDPR Center and “Navigating GDPR Compliance on AWS” Whitepaper

At AWS re:Invent 2017, the AWS Compliance team participated in excellent engagements with AWS customers about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including discussions that generated helpful input. Today, I am announcing resulting enhancements to our recently launched GDPR Center and the release of a new whitepaper, Navigating GDPR Compliance on AWS. The resources available […]

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