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Best practices for setting up Amazon Macie with AWS Organizations

In this post, we’ll walk through the best practices to implement before you enable Amazon Macie across all of your AWS accounts within AWS Organizations. Amazon Macie is a data classification and data protection service that uses machine learning and pattern matching to help secure your critical data in AWS. To do this, Macie first […]

Figure 1: Selecting allow lists for a Macie job

Learn more about the new allow list feature in Macie

Updated on September 7, 2022: This post had been updated to correct the allow list in Macie. Amazon Macie is a fully managed data security and data privacy service that uses machine learning and pattern matching to discover and help you protect your sensitive data in Amazon Web Services (AWS). The data that is available […]

AWS launches AWS Wickr ATAK Plugin

AWS is excited to announce the launch of the AWS Wickr ATAK Plugin, which makes it easier for ATAK users to maintain secure communications. The Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK)—also known as Android Tactical Assault Kit for military use—is a smartphone geospatial infrastructure and situational awareness application. It provides mapping, messaging, and geofencing capabilities to […]

Wickr for Government achieves FedRAMP Ready designation

AWS is pleased to announce that Wickr for Government (WickrGov) has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Ready status at the Moderate Impact Level, and is actively working toward FedRAMP Authorized status. FedRAMP is a US government-wide program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government by providing a […]

A sneak peek at the data protection and privacy sessions for AWS re:Inforce 2022

June 15, 2022: This post had been updated with reference to a blog post of Identity and access management added. Register now with discount code SALUZwmdkJJ to get $150 off your full conference pass to AWS re:Inforce. For a limited time only and while supplies last. Today we want to tell you about some of […]

Join me in Boston this July for AWS re:Inforce 2022

I’d like to personally invite you to attend the Amazon Web Services (AWS) security conference, AWS re:Inforce 2022, in Boston, MA on July 26–27. This event offers interactive educational content to address your security, compliance, privacy, and identity management needs. Join security experts, customers, leaders, and partners from around the world who are committed to […]

European parliament

AWS welcomes new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework

Amazon Web Services (AWS) welcomes the new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (Data Privacy Framework) that was agreed to, in principle, between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) last month. This announcement demonstrates the common will between the US and EU to strengthen privacy protections in trans-Atlantic data flows, and will supplement the […]

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 […]

New podcast: VP of Security answers your compliance and data privacy questions

Does AWS comply with X program? How about GDPR? What about after Brexit? And what happens with machine learning data? In the latest AWS Security & Compliance Podcast, we sit down with VP of Security Chad Woolf, who answers your compliance and data privacy questions. Including one of the most frequently asked questions from customers […]

AWS Resources Addressing Argentina’s Personal Data Protection Law and Disposition No. 11/2006

We have two new resources to help customers address their data protection requirements in Argentina. These resources specifically address the needs outlined under the Personal Data Protection Law No. 25.326, as supplemented by Regulatory Decree No. 1558/2001 (“PDPL”), including Disposition No. 11/2006. For context, the PDPL is an Argentine federal law that applies to the protection of […]