AWS Security Blog

Tag: Data protection

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Establishing a data perimeter on AWS

For your sensitive data on AWS, you should implement security controls, including identity and access management, infrastructure security, and data protection. Amazon Web Services (AWS) recommends that you set up multiple accounts as your workloads grow to isolate applications and data that have specific security requirements. AWS tools can help you establish a data perimeter […]

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New IDC whitepaper released – Trusted Cloud: Overcoming the Tension Between Data Sovereignty and Accelerated Digital Transformation

A new International Data Corporation (IDC) whitepaper sponsored by AWS, Trusted Cloud: Overcoming the Tension Between Data Sovereignty and Accelerated Digital Transformation, examines the importance of the cloud in building the future of digital EU organizations. IDC predicts that 70% of CEOs of large European organizations will be incentivized to generate at least 40% of […]

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AWS cloud services adhere to CISPE Data Protection Code of Conduct for added GDPR assurance

French version German version I’m happy to announce that AWS has declared 52 services under the Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers Europe Data Protection Code of Conduct (CISPE Code). This provides an independent verification and an added level of assurance to our customers that our cloud services can be used in compliance with the General Data […]

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Hardening the security of your AWS Elastic Beanstalk Application the Well-Architected way

Hardening the security of your AWS Elastic Beanstalk Application the Well-Architected way

April 7, 2022: This post has been updated with sample Elastic Beanstalk application with hardened security configurations on GitHub. Launching an application in AWS Elastic Beanstalk is straightforward. You define a name for your application, select the platform you want to run it on (for example, Ruby), and upload the source code. The default Elastic Beanstalk configuration […]

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Introducing the Ransomware Risk Management on AWS Whitepaper

May 10, 2022: The Ransomware Risk Management on AWS Using the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) whitepaper has been archived, so we have updated the link in this blog post accordingly. AWS recently released the Ransomware Risk Management on AWS Using the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) whitepaper. This whitepaper aligns the National Institute of […]

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re:Invent – New security sessions launching soon

Where did the last month go? Were you able to catch all of the sessions in the Security, Identity, and Compliance track you hoped to see at AWS re:Invent? If you missed any, don’t worry—you can stream all the sessions released in 2020 via the AWS re:Invent website. Additionally, we’re starting 2021 with all new […]

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