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Tag: Compliance

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Simplify workforce identity management using IAM Identity Center and trusted token issuers

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles are a powerful way to manage permissions to resources in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. IAM roles are useful when granting permissions to users whose workloads are static. However, for users whose access patterns are more dynamic, relying on roles can add complexity for administrators who are […]


Fall 2023 SOC reports now available with 171 services in scope

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we’re committed to providing our customers with continued assurance over the security, availability, confidentiality, and privacy of the AWS control environment. We’re proud to deliver the Fall 2023 System and Organizational (SOC) 1, 2, and 3 reports to support your confidence in AWS services. The reports cover the period October […]

2023 Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Assessment Summary report available with 20 additional services

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we are committed to providing continued assurance to our customers through assessments, certifications, and attestations that support the adoption of current and new AWS services and features. We are pleased to announce the availability of the 2023 Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) assessment summary report for AWS. With this assessment, a […]


AWS KMS is now FIPS 140-2 Security Level 3. What does this mean for you?

AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) recently announced that its hardware security modules (HSMs) were given Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Security Level 3 certification from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For organizations that rely on AWS cryptographic services, this higher security level validation has several benefits, including simpler set up and operation. In […]

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Transforming transactions: Streamlining PCI compliance using AWS serverless architecture

Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is critical for organizations that handle cardholder data. Achieving and maintaining PCI DSS compliance can be a complex and challenging endeavor. Serverless technology has transformed application development, offering agility, performance, cost, and security. In this blog post, we examine the benefits of using AWS […]

Mask and redact sensitive data published to Amazon SNS using managed and custom data identifiers

Today, we’re announcing a new capability for Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) message data protection. In this post, we show you how you can use this new capability to create custom data identifiers to detect and protect domain-specific sensitive data, such as your company’s employee IDs. Previously, you could only use managed data identifiers […]

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Updated Essential Eight guidance for Australian customers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is excited to announce the release of AWS Prescriptive Guidance on Reaching Essential Eight Maturity on AWS. We designed this guidance to help customers streamline and accelerate their security compliance obligations under the Essential Eight framework of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). What is the Essential Eight? The Essential Eight is […]

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AWS announces Cloud Companion Guide for the CSA Cyber Trust mark

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is excited to announce the release of a new Cloud Companion Guide to help customers prepare for the Cyber Trust mark developed by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA). The Cloud Companion Guide to the CSA’s Cyber Trust mark provides guidance and a mapping of AWS services and features to […]

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PCI DSS v4.0 on AWS Compliance Guide now available

Our mission at AWS Security Assurance Services is to ease Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers. We work closely with AWS customers to answer their questions about understanding compliance on the AWS Cloud, finding and implementing solutions, and optimizing their controls and assessments. The most frequent […]

AWS-LC is now FIPS 140-3 certified

AWS Cryptography is pleased to announce that today, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded AWS-LC its validation certificate as a Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-3, level 1, cryptographic module. This important milestone enables AWS customers that require FIPS-validated cryptography to leverage AWS-LC as a fully owned AWS implementation. AWS-LC is an […]