AWS Storage Blog

Category: Security

Changing your Amazon S3 encryption from S3-Managed to AWS KMS

Customers who use Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) often take advantage of S3-Managed Encryption Keys (SSE-S3) for server-side object encryption (SSE). For many customers, the decision to use SSE-S3 meets their security requirements, as it protects their data at rest. However, for some other customers, SSE-S3 may have met their requirements initially, but their […]

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Encrypting existing Amazon S3 objects with the AWS CLI

Encryption of data at rest is increasingly required by industry protocols, government regulations, and internal organizational security standards. Encryption helps you protect your stored data against unauthorized access and other security risks. Amazon S3’s default encryption can be used to automate the encryption of new objects in your bucket, but default encryption does not change […]

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AWS Storage Gateway adds File Gateway audit logs

As customers expand their use of cloud services, they must often align their security and compliance processes with existing enterprise requirements. In a hybrid cloud storage environment that includes both on-premises storage and cloud storage, it can be challenging for customers to monitor user activity related to their data. This is particularly the case as […]

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S3 Security

Learn how to use two important Amazon S3 security-features: Block Public Access and S3 Object Lock

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) was AWS’ first Generally Available service when it launched on Pi Day in 2006, and in doing so created cloud storage. It quickly became one of the most important building blocks of AWS infrastructure. Today, S3 is used by millions of customers to store trillions of objects and many […]

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