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2023 Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Assessment Summary report available with 20 additional services

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we are committed to providing continued assurance to our customers through assessments, certifications, and attestations that support the adoption of current and new AWS services and features. We are pleased to announce the availability of the 2023 Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) assessment summary report for AWS. With this assessment, a […]

AWS Wickr achieves FedRAMP Moderate authorization

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is excited to announce that AWS Wickr has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization at the Moderate impact level from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB). FedRAMP is a U.S. government–wide program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud services by providing a standardized approach to security and […]

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 […]

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AWS achieves QI2/QC2 qualification to host critical data and workloads from the Italian Public Administration

Italian version Amazon Web Service (AWS) is pleased to announce that it has achieved the QI2/QC2 qualification level, set out by the Italian National Cybersecurity Agency (ACN) in Determination No. 307/2022, for AWS cloud infrastructure and 130 AWS cloud services. The scope of this qualification level includes the management of Critical data and workloads for […]

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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 […]

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The National Intelligence Center of Spain and AWS collaborate to promote public sector cybersecurity

Spanish version » The National Intelligence Center and National Cryptological Center (CNI-CCN)—attached to the Spanish Ministry of Defense—and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to jointly promote cybersecurity and innovation in the public sector through AWS Cloud technology. Under the umbrella of this alliance, the CNI-CCN will benefit from the help […]

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AWS now licensed by DESC to operate as a Tier 1 cloud service provider in the Middle East (UAE) Region

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that our Middle East (UAE) Region is now certified by the Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC) to operate as a Tier 1 cloud service provider (CSP). This alignment with DESC requirements demonstrates our continuous commitment […]

AWS achieves ISO 20000-1:2018 certification for 109 services

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that AWS Regions and AWS Edge locations are now certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 20000-1:2018 standard. This certification demonstrates our continuous commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for cloud service providers. […]

Authority to operate (ATO) on AWS Program now available for customers in Spain

Meeting stringent security and compliance requirements in regulated or public sector environments can be challenging and time consuming, even for organizations with strong technical competencies. To help customers navigate the different requirements and processes, we launched the ATO on AWS Program in June 2019 for US customers. The program involves a community of expert AWS […]

2022 Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Assessment Summary report available with 12 additional services

We are pleased to announce the availability of the 2022 Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) assessment summary report for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This assessment will bring the total to 132 AWS services and features assessed in the Canada (Central) AWS Region, including 12 additional AWS services. A copy of the summary assessment report is available for […]