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2021 FINMA ISAE 3000 Type 2 attestation report for Switzerland now available on AWS Artifact

AWS is pleased to announce the issuance of a second Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) ISAE 3000 Type 2 attestation report. The latest report covers the period from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021, with a total of 141 AWS services and 23 global AWS Regions included in the scope. A full list of certified services […]

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Figure : Architecture diagram of continuous runtime security monitoring

Continuous runtime security monitoring with AWS Security Hub and Falco

Customers want a single and comprehensive view of the security posture of their workloads. Runtime security event monitoring is important to building secure, operationally excellent, and reliable workloads, especially in environments that run containers and container orchestration platforms. In this blog post, we show you how to use services such as AWS Security Hub and […]

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Hardening the security of your AWS Elastic Beanstalk Application the Well-Architected way

Hardening the security of your AWS Elastic Beanstalk Application the Well-Architected way

April 7, 2022: This post has been updated with sample Elastic Beanstalk application with hardened security configurations on GitHub. Launching an application in AWS Elastic Beanstalk is straightforward. You define a name for your application, select the platform you want to run it on (for example, Ruby), and upload the source code. The default Elastic Beanstalk configuration […]

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Using CloudTrail to identify unexpected behaviors in individual workloads

In this post, we describe a practical approach that you can use to detect anomalous behaviors within Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud workloads by using behavioral analysis techniques that can be used to augment existing threat detection solutions. Anomaly detection is an advanced threat detection technique that should be considered when a mature security baseline […]

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PCI Council

2021 PCI 3DS report now available

We are excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released the latest 2021 PCI 3-D Secure (3DS) attestation to support our customers implementing EMV® 3-D Secure services on AWS. Although AWS doesn’t directly perform the functions of 3DS Server (3DSS), 3DS Directory Server (DS), or 3DS Access Control Server (ACS), AWS customers can […]

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How to set up Amazon Cognito for federated authentication using Azure AD

In this blog post, I’ll walk you through the steps to integrate Azure AD as a federated identity provider in Amazon Cognito user pool. A user pool is a user directory in Amazon Cognito that provides sign-up and sign-in options for your app users. Identity management and authentication flow can be challenging when you need […]

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Everything you wanted to know about trusts with AWS Managed Microsoft AD

Many Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers use Active Directory to centralize user authentication and authorization for a variety of applications and services. For these customers, Active Directory is a critical piece of their IT infrastructure. AWS offers AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, to provide a highly […]

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Fall 2021 SOC 2 Type I Privacy report now available

Your privacy considerations are at the core of our compliance work, and at Amazon Web Services (AWS), we are focused on the protection of your content while using AWS services. Our Fall 2021 SOC 2 Type I Privacy report is now available, demonstrating the privacy compliance commitments we made to you. The Fall 2021 SOC […]

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Managing temporary elevated access to your AWS environment

March 23, 2022: In the section “Logging session activity,” we fixed an error in the CloudTrail example and added a note of explanation. In this post you’ll learn about temporary elevated access and how it can mitigate risks relating to human access to your AWS environment. You’ll also be able to download a minimal reference […]

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