AWS Security Blog

Tag: Announcements

Looking for Feedback from Our Readers

Dear readers, We hope you’ve found our posts over the past couple of months both informative and useful. While we’ve posted a variety of topics to appeal to a broad audience, we’d like to hear directly from you about what we could do better. What additional topics would you like us to write about related […]

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Auditing Security Checklist for AWS Now Available

Based on feedback from our customers, AWS has published an Auditing Security Checklist to help you and your auditors assess the security of your AWS environment in accordance with industry or regulatory standards. The checklist builds off the recently revised Operational Checklists for AWS, which helps you evaluate your applications against a list of best […]

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New AWS Web Identity Federation Supports, Facebook, and Google identities

Log into Facebook or Google, then access AWS resources? Impossible (well, perhaps difficult…) you say – until now. On 5/28 the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) team launched web identity federation. This new feature expands existing AWS identity federation capabilities to include support for public identity providers such as Facebook, Google, or the newly […]

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AWS Achieves First FedRAMP(SM) Agency ATOs

I’m very excited to share that AWS is now a FedRAMP-compliant cloud service provider. See the Amazon press release. This is game-changing news for our U.S. government customers and systems integrators and other companies that provide products and services to the U.S. government because: It provides agencies a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and […]

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Two Big Announcements from AWS Compliance: SOC 3 Report Now Available and All SOC Reports Include New Services and New Region in Scope

AWS is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the AWS Service Organization Control (SOC) 3 report, which you can freely distribute. This report on AWS security practices enables you and your stakeholders to validate that AWS has obtained independent auditor assurance, which attests to our alignment with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants […]

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Welcome to the AWS Security Blog!

This blog will feature information for customers interested in AWS security and compliance.  You’ll see content from many AWS team members covering a range of topics, including: Security best practices for AWS services, including Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, AWS IAM, and others How-to guides Compliance milestones Customer and partner stories And more! To get future […]

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