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How the unique culture of security at AWS makes a difference

How the unique culture of security at AWS makes a difference

Our customers depend on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for their mission-critical applications and most sensitive data. Every day, the world’s fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and most trusted governmental organizations are choosing AWS as the place to run their technology infrastructure. They choose us because security has been our top priority from day one. We designed […]

Accelerate security automation using Amazon CodeWhisperer

In an ever-changing security landscape, teams must be able to quickly remediate security risks. Many organizations look for ways to automate the remediation of security findings that are currently handled manually. Amazon CodeWhisperer is an artificial intelligence (AI) coding companion that generates real-time, single-line or full-function code suggestions in your integrated development environment (IDE) to […]

The curious case of faster AWS KMS symmetric key rotation

Today, AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) is introducing faster options for automatic symmetric key rotation. We’re also introducing rotate on-demand, rotation visibility improvements, and a new limit on the price of all symmetric keys that have had two or more rotations (including existing keys). In this post, I discuss all those capabilities and changes. […]

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TLS inspection configuration for encrypted egress traffic and AWS Network Firewall

In the evolving landscape of network security, safeguarding data as it exits your virtual environment is as crucial as protecting incoming traffic. In a previous post, we highlighted the significance of ingress TLS inspection in enhancing security within Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments. Building on that foundation, I focus on egress TLS inspection in this […]

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How to generate security findings to help your security team with incident response simulations

April 8, 2024: We have updated the post to revise the CloudFormation launch stack link to provision the CloudFormation template. Continually reviewing your organization’s incident response capabilities can be challenging without a mechanism to create security findings with actual Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources within your AWS estate. As prescribed within the AWS Security Incident […]

Use Amazon Verified Permissions for fine-grained authorization at scale

Implementing user authentication and authorization for custom applications requires significant effort. For authentication, customers often use an external identity provider (IdP) such as Amazon Cognito. Yet, authorization logic is typically implemented in code. This code can be prone to errors, especially as permissions models become complex, and presents significant challenges when auditing permissions and deciding […]

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AWS completes the annual Dubai Electronic Security Centre certification audit to operate as a Tier 1 cloud service provider in the Emirate of Dubai

We’re excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has completed the annual Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC) certification audit to operate as a Tier 1 cloud service provider (CSP) for the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region. This alignment with DESC requirements demonstrates our continuous commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for CSPs. Government […]

AWS completes the annual UAE Information Assurance Regulation compliance assessment

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce the publication of our annual compliance assessment report on the Information Assurance Regulation (IAR) established by the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The report covers the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region. The IAR provides management and technical information security […]

How to access AWS resources from Microsoft Entra ID tenants using AWS Security Token Service

Use of long-term access keys for authentication between cloud resources increases the risk of key exposure and unauthorized secrets reuse. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has developed a solution to enable customers to securely authenticate Azure resources with AWS resources using short-lived tokens to reduce risks to secure authentication. In this post, we guide you through […]

Introducing the AWS WAF traffic overview dashboard

For many network security operators, protecting application uptime can be a time-consuming challenge of baselining network traffic, investigating suspicious senders, and determining how best to mitigate risks. Simplifying this process and understanding network security posture at all times is the goal of most IT organizations that are trying to scale their applications without also needing […]