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Tag: service control policies

Get more out of service control policies in a multi-account environment

Many of our customers use AWS Organizations to manage multiple Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts. There are many benefits to using multiple accounts in your organization, such as grouping workloads with a common business purpose, complying with regulatory frameworks, and establishing strong isolation barriers between applications based on ownership. Customers are even using distinct accounts […]

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Establishing a data perimeter on AWS

For your sensitive data on AWS, you should implement security controls, including identity and access management, infrastructure security, and data protection. Amazon Web Services (AWS) recommends that you set up multiple accounts as your workloads grow to isolate applications and data that have specific security requirements. AWS tools can help you establish a data perimeter […]

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How to restrict IAM roles to access AWS resources from specific geolocations using AWS Client VPN

You can improve your organization’s security posture by enforcing access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources based on IP address and geolocation. For example, users in your organization might bring their own devices, which might require additional security authorization checks and posture assessment in order to comply with corporate security requirements. Enforcing access to AWS […]

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Control VPC sharing in an AWS multi-account setup with service control policies

January 29, 2021: We made minor updates to the architectural diagram in Figure 1. Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers who establish shared infrastructure services in a multi-account environment through AWS Organizations and AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM) may find that the default permissions assigned to the management account are too broad. This may allow organizational […]

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How to use AWS Organizations to simplify security at enormous scale

AWS Organizations provides central governance and management across AWS accounts. In this post, we explain how AWS Organizations can make the lives of your Information Security engineers easier, based on our experience in the Information Security team at Amazon. The service control policies (SCPs) feature in AWS Organizations offers you central control over permissions for […]

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New! Set permission guardrails confidently by using IAM access advisor to analyze service-last-accessed information for accounts in your AWS organization

You can use AWS Organizations to centrally govern and manage multiple accounts as you scale your AWS workloads. With AWS Organizations, central security administrators can use service control policies (SCPs) to establish permission guardrails that all IAM users and roles in the organization’s accounts adhere to. When teams and projects are just getting started, administrators […]

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AWS Organizations now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions for central governance and management of AWS accounts

AWS Organizations is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, enabling you to centrally govern and manage your AWS GovCloud (US) accounts. AWS Organizations helps you to centrally manage billing; control access, compliance, and security; and share resources across your AWS accounts. Using AWS Organizations, you can: Define organization-wide permission guardrails to establish controls […]

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How to use service control policies to set permission guardrails across accounts in your AWS Organization

AWS Organizations provides central governance and management for multiple accounts. Central security administrators use service control policies (SCPs) with AWS Organizations to establish controls that all IAM principals (users and roles) adhere to. Now, you can use SCPs to set permission guardrails with the fine-grained control supported in the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) […]

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The New AWS Organizations User Interface Makes Managing Your AWS Accounts Easier

With AWS Organizations—launched on February 27, 2017—you can easily organize accounts centrally and set organizational policies across a set of accounts. Starting today, the Organizations console includes a tree view that allows you to manage accounts and organizational units (OUs) easily. The new view also makes it simple to attach service control policies (SCPs) to individual […]

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How to Use Service Control Policies in AWS Organizations to Enforce Healthcare Compliance in Your AWS Account

AWS customers with healthcare compliance requirements such as the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Good Laboratory, Clinical, and Manufacturing Practices (GxP) might want to control access to the AWS services their developers use to build and operate their GxP and HIPAA systems. For example, customers with GxP requirements might approve AWS […]

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