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Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

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Enhance the security posture of your backups with AWS Backup Vault Lock

When dealing with backups, data managers frequently ask, “how do I prevent my backups from being accidentally or maliciously deleted?” or “what can I do to enhance protection against ransomware?” In highly regulated industries, WORM* (write-once-read-many) compliance is required for backups and archives. WORM compliance means immutability and an immutable backup helps in the recovery […]

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Enhance data access control with AWS Transfer Family and Amazon S3 Access Points

Sharing data is at the core of collaboration efforts sparking innovation. Many industries rely on secure data access solutions that scale with their business. From pharmaceutical companies exchanging research data with partners in Amazon S3, to financial customers migrating and modernizing transaction data with traditional file transfer protocols, there is a persistent ask for fine-grained […]

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Recovering AWS GovCloud (US) workloads using CloudEndure Disaster Recovery

AWS GovCloud (US) hosts sensitive data and regulated workloads. It also addresses the most stringent U.S government security and compliance requirements. For customers using AWS GovCloud (US), the ability to recover workloads is a top priority in order to keep business running as usual and adhere to relevant compliance requirements. Getting quickly back up and […]

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Securing your AWS Transfer Family SFTP and FTPS VPC public endpoints

Customers who use the AWS Transfer Family service are typically exchanging files with their business partners over an internet facing endpoint. In doing so, they need to secure these public endpoints so that they are only accessible to known IP addresses and secured against dictionary attacks and port scanners. We previously walked you through how the AWS […]

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Managing access to backups using service control policies with AWS Backup

Effective and reliable ways of securing data are important to any organization, and every business must address the protection of valuable information. When thinking about security in the cloud, an important consideration is reducing the surface area of negative impacts using a strategic data protection plan. Your data protection plan should mitigate the risk of […]

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Accessing CloudEndure Disaster Recovery with Okta single sign-on

Many organizations use single sign-on (SSO) to ensure security and compliance, streamline access management, and improve their user experience. Some organizations require all corporate applications, workloads, and solutions to use SSO for authentication, including their disaster recovery (DR) solution. You can integrate CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, offered by AWS, into your identity provider’s (IdP) SSO using […]

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Adding and removing object tags with Amazon S3 Batch Operations

For many organizations, securely and cost-effectively organizing massive amounts of stored data can be a daunting task. Without an easy way to organize data, companies may find themselves exerting a lot of time and energy trying to meet their data storage requirements, potentially slowing down projects and operations. For instance, certain data may need to […]

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Automate centralized backup at scale across AWS services using AWS Backup

Reliable and consistent backup of cloud data is important to have a secure data archive and restore in the event of data loss. Traditionally, backup administrators used manual backup procedures that were difficult to scale and lowered productivity, with data distributed across multiple cloud resources. Cloud backup, along with the automation of infrastructure provisioning, are […]

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Create and share encrypted backups across accounts and Regions using AWS Backup

Enterprises and organizations in more security-conscious industries often protect their data through encryption, restricting data access to those with the necessary permissions and improving their security posture. Creating backups of data resources is often another critical component of a secure and resilient architecture. Additionally, backing up encrypted data is also important, even across geographical regions […]

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AWS Backup is now FedRAMP High approved for your compliance and data protection needs

Meeting compliance is an important consideration when moving data to the cloud, and data protection is a key requirement when gaining approval for regulated workloads. On March 29, 2021 AWS Backup was granted the FedRAMP High Authority to Operate (ATO) by the JAB (Joint Authorization Board) in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. AWS Backup enables you […]

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