AWS Security Blog


AWS achieves third-party attestation of conformance with the Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce the successful attestation of our conformance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Secure Software Development Framework (SSDF), Special Publication 800-218. This achievement underscores our ongoing commitment to the security and integrity of our software supply chain. Executive Order (EO) 14028, Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity […]

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Strategies for achieving least privilege at scale – Part 2

In this post, we continue with our recommendations for achieving least privilege at scale with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). In Part 1 of this two-part series, we described the first five of nine strategies for implementing least privilege in IAM at scale. We also looked at a few mental models that can assist […]

Least privilege is a journey

Strategies for achieving least privilege at scale – Part 1

Least privilege is an important security topic for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers. In previous blog posts, we’ve provided tactical advice on how to write least privilege policies, which we would encourage you to review. You might feel comfortable writing a few least privilege policies for yourself, but to scale this up to thousands of […]

Top four ways to improve your Security Hub security score

AWS Security Hub is a cloud security posture management (CSPM) service that performs security best practice checks across your Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts and AWS Regions, aggregates alerts, and enables automated remediation. Security Hub is designed to simplify and streamline the management of security-related data from various AWS services and third-party tools. It provides […]

Context window overflow: Breaking the barrier

Have you ever pondered the intricate workings of generative artificial intelligence (AI) models, especially how they process and generate responses? At the heart of this fascinating process lies the context window, a critical element determining the amount of information an AI model can handle at a given time. But what happens when you exceed the […]

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Centrally manage VPC network ACL rules to block unwanted traffic using AWS Firewall Manager

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) provides two options for controlling network traffic: network access control lists (ACLs) and security groups. A network ACL defines inbound and outbound rules that allow or deny traffic based on protocol, IP address range, and port range. Security groups determine which inbound and outbound traffic is allowed on a […]

AWS European Sovereign Cloud

Announcing initial services available in the AWS European Sovereign Cloud, backed by the full power of AWS

English | French | German | Italian | Spanish Last month, we shared that we are investing €7.8 billion in the AWS European Sovereign Cloud, a new independent cloud for Europe, which is set to launch by the end of 2025. We are building the AWS European Sovereign Cloud to offer public sector organizations and […]

AWS Certificate Manager

ACM will no longer cross sign certificates with Starfield Class 2 starting August 2024

AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) is a managed service that you can use to provision, manage, and deploy public and private TLS certificates for use with Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), Amazon CloudFront, Amazon API Gateway, and other integrated AWS services. Starting August 2024, public certificates issued from ACM will terminate at the Starfield Services G2 (G2) root […]

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Access AWS services programmatically using trusted identity propagation

With the introduction of trusted identity propagation, applications can now propagate a user’s workforce identity from their identity provider (IdP) to applications running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and to storage services backing those applications, such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) or AWS Glue. Since access to applications and data can now be […]

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CISPE Data Protection Code of Conduct Public Register now has 113 compliant AWS services

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that 113 services are now certified as compliant with the Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe (CISPE) Data Protection Code of Conduct. This alignment with the CISPE requirements demonstrates our ongoing commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for […]