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Tag: Financial Services

AWS publishes FINMA ISAE 3000 Type 2 attestation report for the Swiss financial industry

Gaining and maintaining customer trust is an ongoing commitment at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Our customers’ industry security requirements drive the scope and portfolio of compliance reports, attestations, and certifications we pursue. Following up on our announcement in November 2020 of the new EU (Zurich) Region, AWS is pleased to announce the issuance of the […]

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Cyber hygiene and MAS Notice 655

In this post, I will provide guidance and resources that will help you align to the expectations of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Notice 655 – Notice on Cyber Hygiene. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued Notice 655 – Notice on Cyber Hygiene on 6 Aug 2019. This notice is applicable to all […]

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Over 150 AWS services now have a security chapter

We’re happy to share an update on the service documentation initiative that we first told you about on the AWS Security Blog in June, 2019. We’re excited to announce that over 150 services now have dedicated security chapters available in the AWS security documentation. In case you aren’t familiar with the security chapters, they were […]

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Learn and use 13 AWS security tools to implement SEC recommended protection of stored customer data in the cloud

Most businesses collect, process, and store sensitive customer data that needs to be secured to earn customer trust and protect customers against abuses. Regulated businesses must prove they meet guidelines established by regulatory bodies. As an example, in the capital markets, broker-dealers and investment advisors must demonstrate they address the guidelines proposed by the Office […]

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OSPAR 2020 report now available with 105 services in scope

We are excited to announce the addition of 41 new services in the scope of our latest Outsourced Service Provider Audit Report (OSPAR) audit cycle, for a total of 105 services in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region. The newly added services include: AWS Security Hub, which gives you a comprehensive view of high-priority security alerts […]

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How financial institutions can approve AWS services for highly confidential data

January 18, 2021: We made minor updates to this post, such as updating the number of services in scope for SOC compliance from 122 to 124. July 21, 2020: The number of services in scope for SOC compliance was updated from 116 to 122. Also, more than 55 AWS services now have support for VPC […]

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Tips for building a cloud security operating model in the financial services industry

My team helps financial services customers understand how AWS services operate so that you can incorporate AWS into your existing processes and security operations centers (SOCs). As soon as you create your first AWS account for your organization, you’re live in the cloud. So, from day one, you should be equipped with certain information: you […]

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AWS and the European Banking Authority Guidelines on Outsourcing

Financial institutions across the globe use AWS to transform the way they do business. It’s exciting to watch our customers in the financial services industry innovate on AWS in unique ways, across all geos and use cases. Regulations continue to evolve in this space, and we’re working hard to help customers proactively respond to new […]

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AWS achieves OSPAR outsourcing standard for Singapore financial industry

August 22, 2019: We’ve updated the number of services for which AWS has received an OSPAR attestation. AWS has achieved the Outsourced Service Provider Audit Report (OSPAR) attestation for 64 services in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region. The OSPAR assessment is performed by an independent third party auditor. AWS’s OSPAR demonstrates that AWS has a […]

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Singapore financial services: new resources for customer side of the shared responsibility model

Based on customer feedback, we’ve updated our AWS User Guide to Financial Services Regulations and Guidelines in Singapore whitepaper, as well as our AWS Monetary Authority of Singapore Technology Risk Management Guidelines (MAS TRM Guidelines) Workbook, which is available for download via AWS Artifact. Both resources now include considerations and best practices for the customer […]

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