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AWS achieves FedRAMP P-ATO for 20 services in the AWS US East/West Regions and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce that 20 additional AWS services have achieved Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB). The following are the 20 AWS services with FedRAMP authorization for the U.S. federal government and organizations with regulated workloads: AWS App […]

AWS announces migration plans for NIST 800-53 Revision 5

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is excited to begin migration plans for National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 Revision 5. The NIST 800-53 framework is a regulatory standard that defines the minimum baseline of security controls for U.S. federal information systems. In 2020, NIST released Revision 5 of the framework to improve security standards […]

AWS achieves the first OSCAL format system security plan submission to FedRAMP

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the first cloud service provider to produce an Open Security Control Assessment Language (OSCAL)–formatted system security plan (SSP) for the FedRAMP Project Management Office (PMO). OSCAL is the first step in the AWS effort to automate security documentation to simplify our customers’ journey through cloud adoption and accelerate the authorization […]

TLS 1.2 to become the minimum TLS protocol level for all AWS API endpoints

November 11, 2022: This post was modified to update that Amazon Athena can now be used to query CloudTrail for the TLS values, and to add a link to our AWS re:Inforce 2022 presentation Uplifting AWS service API data protection to TLS 1.2+ (DPP202). July 20, 2022: This post was updated with a new reference […]

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 […]

AWS achieves FedRAMP P-ATO for 15 services in the AWS US East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

AWS is pleased to announce that 15 additional AWS services have achieved Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB). AWS is continually expanding the scope of our compliance programs to help customers use authorized services for sensitive and regulated workloads. AWS now offers 111 […]

AWS achieves FedRAMP P-ATO for 18 additional services in the AWS US East/West and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

We’re pleased to announce that 18 additional AWS services have achieved Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB). The following are the 18 additional services with FedRAMP authorization for the US federal government, and organizations with regulated workloads: Amazon Cognito lets you add user […]

17 additional AWS services authorized for DoD workloads in the AWS GovCloud Regions

I’m pleased to announce that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has authorized 17 additional Amazon Web Services (AWS) services and features in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, bringing the total to 105 services and major features that are authorized for use by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). AWS now offers additional services to […]

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 […]

TLS 1.2 will be required for all AWS FIPS endpoints beginning March 31, 2021

November 10, 2022: This project was successfully completed in March 2021. TLS 1.2 is now the minimum version supported for all connections to AWS FIPS service endpoints. Note we will be implementing the same policy for non-FIPS endpoints by June 2023. If you also use these endpoints see https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/tls-1-2-required-for-aws-endpoints/ for details. To help you meet […]