AWS Security Blog

How to set up a two-way integration between AWS Security Hub and ServiceNow

If you use both AWS Security Hub and ServiceNow, the new AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow integration enables you to provision, manage, and operate your AWS resources natively through ServiceNow. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to set up the new two-way integration of Security Hub and ServiceNow by using the AWS […]

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IAM Access Analyzer makes it easier to implement least privilege permissions by generating IAM policies based on access activity

In 2019, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer was launched to help you remove unintended public and cross account access by analyzing your existing permissions. In March 2021, IAM Access Analyzer added policy validation to help you set secure and functional permissions during policy authoring. Now, IAM Access Analyzer takes that a step […]

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Audit companion for the AWS PCI DSS Quick Start

If you’ve supported a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) assessment as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) or as a technical team facing an assessment, it’s likely that you spent a lot of time collecting and analyzing evidence against PCI DSS requirements. In this blog post, I show you how to use automation […]

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AWS Verified, episode 4: How Lockheed Martin embeds security

Last year Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched a new video series, AWS Verified, where we talk to global cybersecurity leaders about important issues, such as how the pandemic is impacting cloud security, how to create a culture of security, and emerging security trends. Today I’m happy to share the latest episode of AWS Verified, an […]

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7 ways to improve security of your machine learning workflows

In this post, you will learn how to use familiar security controls to build more secure machine learning (ML) workflows. The ideal audience for this post includes data scientists who want to learn basic ways to improve security of their ML workflows, as well as security engineers who want to address threats specific to an […]

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How to automate SCAP testing with AWS Systems Manager and Security Hub

US federal government agencies use the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework to provide security and compliance guidance for their IT systems. The US Department of Defense (DoD) also requires its IT systems to follow the Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) produced by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). To aid in managing […]

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How to implement the principle of least privilege with CloudFormation StackSets

March 24, 2021: We’ve corrected errors in the policy statements in steps 2 and 3 of the section “To create the IAM policy document.” AWS CloudFormation is a service that lets you create a collection of related Amazon Web Services and third-party resources and provision them in an orderly and predictable fashion. A typical access […]

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Approaches for authenticating external applications in a machine-to-machine scenario

Amazon Web Services (AWS) supports multiple authentication mechanisms (AWS Signature v4, OpenID Connect, SAML 2.0, and more), essential in providing secure access to AWS resources. However, in a strictly machine-to machine (m2m) scenario, not all are a good fit. In these cases, a human is not present to provide user credential input. An example of […]

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How to scale your authorization needs by using attribute-based access control with S3

In this blog post, we show you how to scale your Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) authorization strategy as an alternative to using path based authorization. You are going to combine attribute-based access control (ABAC) using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) with a standard Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) connected to Microsoft […]

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Highlights from the latest AWS Identity launches

Here is the latest from AWS Identity from November 2020 through February 2021. The features highlighted in this blog post can help you manage and secure your Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment. Identity services answer the question of who has access to what. They enable you to securely manage identities, resources, and permissions at scale and […]

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