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Building fine-grained authorization using Amazon Cognito, API Gateway, and IAM

June 5, 2021: We’ve updated Figure 1: User request flow. Authorizing functionality of an application based on group membership is a best practice. If you’re building APIs with Amazon API Gateway and you need fine-grained access control for your users, you can use Amazon Cognito. Amazon Cognito allows you to use groups to create a […]

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AWS Shield threat landscape review: 2020 year-in-review

AWS Shield is a managed service that protects applications that are running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) against external threats, such as bots and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Shield detects network and web application-layer volumetric events that may indicate a DDoS attack, web content scraping, or other unauthorized non-human traffic that is interacting […]

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AWS Verified episode 5: A conversation with Eric Rosenbach of Harvard University’s Belfer Center

I am pleased to share the latest episode of AWS Verified, where we bring you conversations with global cybersecurity leaders about important issues, such as how to create a culture of security, cyber resiliency, Zero Trust, and other emerging security trends. Recently, I got the opportunity to experience distance learning when I took the AWS […]

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How to verify AWS KMS signatures in decoupled architectures at scale

AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) makes it easy to create and manage cryptographic keys in your applications. The service supports both symmetric and asymmetric customer master keys (CMKs). The asymmetric CMKs offer digital signature capability, which data consumers can use to verify that data is from a trusted producer and is unaltered in transit. […]

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Spring 2021 SOC reports now available with 133 services in scope

At AWS, we’re committed to providing our customers with continued assurance over the security, availability and confidentiality of the AWS control environment. We’re proud to deliver the System and Organizational (SOC) 1, 2 and 3 reports to enable our AWS customers to maintain confidence in AWS services. For the Spring 2021 SOC reports, covering 10/01/2020 […]

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Spring 2021 SOC 2 Type I Privacy report now available

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

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Use EC2 Instance Connect to provide secure SSH access to EC2 instances with private IP addresses

In this post, I show you how to use Amazon EC2 Instance Connect to use Secure Shell (SSH) to securely access your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances running on private subnets within an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). EC2 Instance Connect provides a simple and secure way to connect to your EC2 […]

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How to monitor expirations of imported certificates in AWS Certificate Manager (ACM)

Certificates are vital to maintaining trust and providing encryption to internal or external facing infrastructure and applications. AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) provides certificate services to any workload that requires them. Although ACM provides managed renewals that automatically renew certificates in most cases, there are exceptions, such as imported certs, where an automatic renewal isn’t possible. […]

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Nine additional AWS cloud service offerings authorized by DISA

I’m excited to share that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has authorized three additional Amazon Web Services (AWS) services at Impact Level (IL) 4 and IL 5 in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, as well as five additional AWS services and one feature at IL 6 in the AWS Secret Region, under the Department […]

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Use ACM Private CA for Amazon API Gateway Mutual TLS

May 14, 2021: Under the section “Retrieving your ACM Private CA root CA certificate public key,” in step 1, we updated the command to include an input at the end. Last year Amazon API Gateway announced certificate-based mutual Transport Layer Security (TLS) authentication. Mutual TLS (mTLS) authenticates the server to the client, and requests the […]

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