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Implementing a compliance and reporting strategy for NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides tools that simplify automation and monitoring for compliance with security standards, such as the NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 Operational Best Practices. Organizations can set preventative and proactive controls to help ensure that noncompliant resources aren’t deployed. Detective and responsive controls notify stakeholders of misconfigurations immediately and automate fixes, thus […]

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AWS Customer Compliance Guides now publicly available

The AWS Global Security & Compliance Acceleration (GSCA) Program has released AWS Customer Compliance Guides (CCGs) on the AWS Compliance Resources page to help customers, AWS Partners, and assessors quickly understand how industry-leading compliance frameworks map to AWS service documentation and security best practices. CCGs offer security guidance mapped to 16 different compliance frameworks for more than […]

AWS FedRAMP Revision 5 baselines transition update

On May 20, 2023, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) released the FedRAMP Rev.5 baselines. The FedRAMP baselines were updated to correspond with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53 Rev. 5 Catalog of Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations and SP 800-53B Control Baselines for Information Systems […]

AWS-LC is now FIPS 140-3 certified

AWS Cryptography is pleased to announce that today, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) awarded AWS-LC its validation certificate as a Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-3, level 1, cryptographic module. This important milestone enables AWS customers that require FIPS-validated cryptography to leverage AWS-LC as a fully owned AWS implementation. AWS-LC is an […]

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Customer Compliance Guides now available on AWS Artifact

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released Customer Compliance Guides (CCGs) to support customers, partners, and auditors in their understanding of how compliance requirements from leading frameworks map to AWS service security recommendations. CCGs cover 100+ services and features offering security guidance mapped to 10 different compliance frameworks. Customers can select any of the available frameworks and services […]

How to tune TLS for hybrid post-quantum cryptography with Kyber

January 30, 2024: The API in this blog post has been changed in newer version of the AWS CRT Client. See this page for more info. January 25, 2023: AWS KMS, ACM, Secrets Manager TLS endpoints have been updated to only support NIST’s Round 3 picked KEM, Kyber. s2n-tls and s2n-quic have also been updated […]

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 […]

Optimizing cloud governance on AWS: Integrating the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, AWS Cloud Adoption Framework, and AWS Well-Architected

Your approach to security governance, risk management, and compliance can be an enabler to digital transformation and business agility. As more organizations progress in their digital transformation journey—empowered by cloud computing—security organizations and processes cannot simply participate, they must lead in that transformation. Today, many customers establish a security foundation using technology-agnostic risk management frameworks—such […]

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 […]

Over 70 services require TLS 1.2 minimum for AWS FIPS endpoints

March 18, 2021: This post was originally published in February 2021. Since then, the number of services that require a TLS minimum of 1.2 has grown from over 40 to over 70. We’ve updated this post accordingly. In a March 2020 blog post, we told you about work Amazon Web Services (AWS) was undertaking to […]