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How to issue use-case bound certificates with AWS Private CA

In this post, we’ll show how you can use AWS Private Certificate Authority (AWS Private CA) to issue a wide range of X.509 certificates that are tailored for specific use cases. These use-case bound certificates have their intended purpose defined within the certificate components, such as the Key Usage and Extended Key usage extensions. We […]

Establishing a data perimeter on AWS: Analyze your account activity to evaluate impact and refine controls

A data perimeter on Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a set of preventive controls you can use to help establish a boundary around your data in AWS Organizations. This boundary helps ensure that your data can be accessed only by trusted identities from within networks you expect and that the data cannot be transferred outside […]

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AWS completes the 2024 Cyber Essentials Plus certification

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce the successful renewal of the United Kingdom Cyber Essentials Plus certification. The Cyber Essentials Plus certificate is valid for one year until March 22, 2025. Cyber Essentials Plus is a UK Government–backed, industry-supported certification scheme intended to help organizations demonstrate controls against common cyber security threats. An […]

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The art of possible: Three themes from RSA Conference 2024

RSA Conference 2024 drew 650 speakers, 600 exhibitors, and thousands of security practitioners from across the globe to the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California from May 6 through 9. The keynote lineup was diverse, with 33 presentations featuring speakers ranging from WarGames actor Matthew Broderick, to public and private-sector luminaries such as Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security […]

Accelerate incident response with Amazon Security Lake

This blog post is the first of a two-part series that will demonstrate the value of Amazon Security Lake and how you can use it and other resources to accelerate your incident response (IR) capabilities. Security Lake is a purpose-built data lake that centrally stores your security logs in a common, industry-standard format. In part […]

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Navigating the threat detection and incident response track at re:Inforce 2024

A full conference pass is $1,099. Register today with the code flashsale150 to receive a limited time $150 discount, while supplies last. We’re counting down to AWS re:Inforce, our annual cloud security event! We are thrilled to invite security enthusiasts and builders to join us in Philadelphia, PA, from June 10–12 for an immersive two-and-a-half-day […]


Spring 2024 SOC reports now available with 177 services in scope

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that the Spring 2024 System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1, 2, and 3 reports are now available. The reports cover the 12-month period from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024, so that customers have […]

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How to implement single-user secret rotation using Amazon RDS admin credentials

You might have security or compliance standards that prevent a database user from changing their own credentials and from having multiple users with identical permissions. AWS Secrets Manager offers two rotation strategies for secrets that contain Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) credentials: single-user and alternating-user. In the preceding scenario, neither single-user rotation nor alternating-user rotation would […]

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2024 ISO and CSA STAR certificates now available with two additional AWS Regions and three additional services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) successfully completed a special onboarding audit with no findings for ISO 9001:2015, 27001:2022, 27017:2015, 27018:2019, 27701:2019, 20000-1:2018, and 22301:2019, and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) v4.0. Ernst and Young CertifyPoint auditors conducted the audit and reissued the certificates on May 16, 2024. The objective of the audit […]

High-level solution architecture for Integrating AWS Verified Access with Jamf as a device trust provider

Integrating AWS Verified Access with Jamf as a device trust provider

In this post, we discuss how to architect Zero Trust based remote connectivity to your applications hosted within Amazon Web Services (AWS). Specifically, we show you how to integrate AWS Verified Access with Jamf as a device trust provider. This post is an extension of our previous post explaining how to integrate AWS Verified Access […]