AWS Security Blog

Tag: Compliance

PCI Council

2021 PCI 3DS report now available

We are excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released the latest 2021 PCI 3-D Secure (3DS) attestation to support our customers implementing EMV® 3-D Secure services on AWS. Although AWS doesn’t directly perform the functions of 3DS Server (3DSS), 3DS Directory Server (DS), or 3DS Access Control Server (ACS), AWS customers can […]

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Three ways to improve your cybersecurity awareness program

Raising the bar on cybersecurity starts with education. That’s why we announced in August that Amazon is making its internal Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program available to businesses and individuals for free starting this month. This is the same annual training we provide our employees to help them better understand and anticipate potential cybersecurity risks. The […]

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New Standard Contractual Clauses now part of the AWS GDPR Data Processing Addendum for customers

French version German version Today, we’re happy to announce an update to our online AWS GDPR Data Processing Addendum (AWS GDPR DPA) and our online Service Terms to include the new Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) that the European Commission (EC) adopted in June 2021. The EC-approved SCCs give our customers the ability to comply with […]

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Disaster recovery compliance in the cloud, part 2: A structured approach

Compliance in the cloud is fraught with myths and misconceptions. This is particularly true when it comes to something as broad as disaster recovery (DR) compliance where the requirements are rarely prescriptive and often based on legacy risk-mitigation techniques that don’t account for the exceptional resilience of modern cloud-based architectures. For regulated entities subject to […]

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Disaster recovery compliance in the cloud, part 1: Common misconceptions

Compliance in the cloud can seem challenging, especially for organizations in heavily regulated sectors such as financial services. Regulated financial institutions (FIs) must comply with laws and regulations (often in multiple jurisdictions), global security standards, their own corporate policies, and even contractual obligations with their customers and counterparties. These various compliance requirements may impose constraints […]

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How US federal agencies can use AWS to improve logging and log retention

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. This post is part of a series about how Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help your US federal agency meet the requirements of the President’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. You will learn how you can use AWS […]

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PCI Council

Spring 2021 PCI DSS report now available with nine services added in scope

We’re continuing to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that nine new services have been added to the scope of our Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification. This provides our customers with more options to process and store their payment card […]

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AWS Verified episode 6: A conversation with Reeny Sondhi of Autodesk

I’m happy to share the latest episode of AWS Verified, where we bring you global conversations with leaders about issues impacting cybersecurity, privacy, and the cloud. We take this opportunity to meet with leaders from various backgrounds in security, technology, and leadership. For our latest episode of Verified, I had the opportunity to meet virtually […]

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Approaches to meeting Australian Government gateway requirements on AWS

November 24, 2021: This post has been updated to reflect the change in hyperlinks like Guidelines for Gateways. Australian Commonwealth Government agencies are subject to specific requirements set by the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) for securing connectivity between systems that are running sensitive workloads, and for accessing less trusted environments, such as the internet. […]

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How to confirm your automated Amazon EBS snapshots are still created after the TLS 1.2 uplift on AWS FIPS endpoints

We are happy to announce that all AWS Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) endpoints have been updated to only accept a minimum of Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 connections. This ensures that our customers who run regulated workloads can meet FedRAMP compliance requirements that mandate a minimum of TLS 1.2 encryption for data in transit. Attempts […]

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