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Governance at scale: Enforce permissions and compliance by using policy as code

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies are at the core of access control on AWS. They enable the bundling of permissions, helping to provide effective and modular access control for AWS services. Service control policies (SCPs) complement IAM policies by helping organizations enforce permission guardrails at scale across their AWS accounts. The use of access control […]


Strengthening customer third-party due diligence with renewed AWS CyberGRX assessment

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce the successful renewal of the AWS CyberGRX cyber risk assessment report. This third-party validated report helps customers perform effective cloud supplier due diligence on AWS and enhances customers’ third-party risk management process. With the increase in adoption of cloud products and services across multiple sectors and industries, AWS has become a critical […]

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2023 ISO and CSA STAR certificates now available with ISO 27001 transition from 2013 to 2022 version

Amazon Web Services (AWS) successfully completed a surveillance audit 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 Certify Point auditors conducted the audit and reissued the certificates on Nov 22, 2023. The objective of the audit was to assess […]

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Simplify workforce identity management using IAM Identity Center and trusted token issuers

December 12, 2023: We’ve updated this post to clarify that you can use both sts:audit_context and sts:identity_context can be used to create an identity-enhanced session. AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles are a powerful way to manage permissions to resources in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. IAM roles are useful when granting permissions […]

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IAM Access Analyzer simplifies inspection of unused access in your organization

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer offers tools that help you set, verify, and refine permissions. You can use IAM Access Analyzer external access findings to continuously monitor your AWS Organizations organization and Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts for public and cross-account access to your resources, and verify that only intended external access […]

Use CodeWhisperer to identify issues and use suggestions to improve code security in your IDE

I’ve always loved building things, but when I first began as a software developer, my least favorite part of the job was thinking about security. The security of those first lines of code just didn’t seem too important. Only after struggling through security reviews at the end of a project, did I realize that a […]

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How to improve cross-account access for SaaS applications accessing customer accounts

Several independent software vendors (ISVs) and software as a service (SaaS) providers need to access their customers’ Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts, especially if the SaaS product accesses data from customer environments. SaaS providers have adopted multiple variations of this third-party access scenario. In some cases, the providers ask the customer for an access key […]


Fall 2023 SOC reports now available with 171 services in scope

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we’re committed to providing our customers with continued assurance over the security, availability, confidentiality, and privacy of the AWS control environment. We’re proud to deliver the Fall 2023 System and Organizational (SOC) 1, 2, and 3 reports to support your confidence in AWS services. The reports cover the period October […]

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Optimize AWS administration with IAM paths

As organizations expand their Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment and migrate workloads to the cloud, they find themselves dealing with many AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles and policies. These roles and policies multiply because IAM fills a crucial role in securing and controlling access to AWS resources. Imagine you have a team creating […]

Use IAM Roles Anywhere to help you improve security in on-premises container workloads

This blog post demonstrates how to help meet your security goals for a containerized process running outside of Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of a hybrid cloud architecture. Managing credentials for such systems can be challenging, including when a workload needs to access cloud resources. IAM Roles Anywhere lets you exchange static AWS Identity […]