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Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

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Creating compliance insights across Regions and accounts with AWS Backup Audit Manager reports

Customers use AWS Backup Audit Manager to automate continuous monitoring of backup activities such as changes to a backup plan or backup vault and generate daily reports. AWS Backup Audit Manager also provides auditing and reporting of data protection compliance across your backup estate. Previously, these compliance and backup activity reports were generated in and […]

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Data preservation with AWS Backup legal holds

Customers globally, especially in regulated industries, require centralized protection and demonstrable compliance for their application data. Auditors often require customers such as broker-dealers, securities exchanges, and stock brokerage firms, to prove compliance with SEC, FINRA, and CFTC requirements by providing an assessment report from an industry-recognized entity with additional disclosure that they have capabilities to […]

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Delegated administrator support for AWS Backup

[Update: 12/13/2022 – Under Step 2. Delegate backup policy in AWS Organizations console, the JSON policy paragraph and sample JSON policy were updated.] Until today, backup administrators had to use the AWS Organizations management account to administer backup policies and monitor cross-account backup activities. However, the use of the AWS Organizations management account should only […]

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Using available Amazon EFS security features while migrating files with AWS DataSync

When performing an online data migration, an important requirement is often security in transit. When evaluating migration options, you should consider if the tools available can provide encryption of data in flight, to help prevent unauthorized users from reading your data. Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) provides the ability to encrypt data in transit by […]

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Enable session limits for AWS Transfer Family

Enterprises and organizations proficient in file transfers exchange a wide variety of files, such as digital media contents, images, or large data sets with their business partners or public users. When a large shared dataset is being downloaded by end users, a file transfer server often has a limit on concurrent connection per user to […]

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Use AWS Backup and CI/CD tools to automate centralized backup across AWS services 

Automating and scaling your data protection and backup strategy helps you reduce manual overhead from time-consuming configuration, minimizes the risk for errors, provides visibility on drift detection, and enhances backup policy compliance across distributed AWS workloads or accounts. Incorporating backup in your disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity plan (BCP), along with the automation of […]

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Modify images cached in Amazon CloudFront using Amazon S3 Object Lambda

Delivering optimized content is critical to a positive end user experience. As data access requirements evolve, the end user may need a transformed version of the original content. The transformations may include masking an image’s metadata, watermarking, or resizing an image before returning it to the user. The object should be stored in its original […]

Simplify and accelerate your data migration using AWS DataSync Discovery

Migrating your on-premises data to the cloud can be intimidating at first, particularly when you are working with large and complex storage systems. Estimating costs, understanding which data sets should be migrated for your applications, and knowing which cloud storage services to select, can require time and effort to determine on your own. On September […]

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How Jemena approached data migration using AWS DataSync and shared VPCs

Organizations starting their cloud migration journey must make several design choices about their AWS architecture. Some of these design choices relate to organizational structure, the number of AWS accounts, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) options, and other details. Depending on these upfront choices, the tooling and approach to migrate data from an on-premises system to AWS […]

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How to implement a centralized immutable backup solution with AWS Backup

Many organizations around the world, such as government agencies, financial institutions, and nonprofits, are required to maintain and securely store their data long term to comply with regulatory and business requirements. One way to fulfill such requirements is via a centralized immutable backup solution that creates and stores secure and immutable backups of their data […]