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Delegating permission set management and account assignment in AWS IAM Identity Center

In this blog post, we look at how you can use AWS IAM Identity Center (successor to AWS Single Sign-On) to delegate the management of permission sets and account assignments. Delegating the day-to-day administration of user identities and entitlements allows teams to move faster and reduces the burden on your central identity administrators. IAM Identity […]

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PCI DSS v4.0 on AWS Compliance Guide now available

Our mission at AWS Security Assurance Services is to ease Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers. We work closely with AWS customers to answer their questions about understanding compliance on the AWS Cloud, finding and implementing solutions, and optimizing their controls and assessments. The most frequent […]

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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Use AWS Secrets Manager to store and manage secrets in on-premises or multicloud workloads

AWS Secrets Manager helps you manage, retrieve, and rotate database credentials, API keys, and other secrets throughout their lifecycles. You might already use Secrets Manager to store and manage secrets in your applications built on Amazon Web Services (AWS), but what about secrets for applications that are hosted in your on-premises data center, or hosted […]

Enable Security Hub partner integrations across your organization

AWS Security Hub offers over 75 third-party partner product integrations, such as Palo Alto Networks Prisma, Prowler, Qualys, Wiz, and more, that you can use to send, receive, or update findings in Security Hub. We recommend that you enable your corresponding Security Hub third-party partner product integrations when you use these partner solutions. By centralizing […]

Validate IAM policies with Access Analyzer using AWS Config rules

You can use AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer policy validation to validate IAM policies against IAM policy grammar and best practices. The findings generated by Access Analyzer policy validation include errors, security warnings, general warnings, and suggestions for your policy. These findings provide actionable recommendations that help you author policies that are functional and conform […]

AWS Certificate Manager

How to use AWS Certificate Manager to enforce certificate issuance controls

AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) lets you provision, manage, and deploy public and private Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificates for use with AWS services and your internal connected resources. You probably have many users, applications, or accounts that request and use TLS certificates as part of your public key infrastructure (PKI); which means you might also need […]

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Secure by Design: AWS to enhance MFA requirements in 2024

Security is our top priority at Amazon Web Services (AWS). To that end, I’m excited to share that AWS is further strengthening the default security posture of our customers’ environments by requiring the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA), beginning with the most privileged users in their accounts. MFA is one of the simplest and most […]

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Manage AWS Security Hub using CloudFormation

In this blog post, we show you how to enable and configure AWS Security Hub using the new Security Hub CloudFormation resources. Security Hub has expanded support for AWS CloudFormation by launching the updated Security Hub Hub resource and a new Standards resource for CloudFormation. The Hub resource can be used to enable Security Hub […]

Get the full benefits of IMDSv2 and disable IMDSv1 across your AWS infrastructure

The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Instance Metadata Service (IMDS) helps customers build secure and scalable applications. IMDS solves a security challenge for cloud users by providing access to temporary and frequently-rotated credentials, and by removing the need to hardcode or distribute sensitive credentials to instances manually or programmatically. The Instance Metadata Service Version 2 (IMDSv2) […]