Security & Compliance for Financial Services
The Financial Services industry attracts some of the most hostile information security threats and is one of the most regulated industries in the world. AWS understands these obligations and has worked with the most complex Financial Services organizations to meet security and compliance requirements at every stage of their respective cloud journeys. Protecting your data is AWS’ number one priority and our global infrastructure is designed and managed according to security best practices, as well as a variety of compliance standards.
AWS also offers numerous security services to manage access, analyze data for irregular activity with machine learning capabilities, mitigate DDoS attacks, encrypt data, and send alerts whenever changes are made to your AWS resources. AWS customers also have access to governance-focused, audit-friendly service features to meet security compliance regulations and audit standards.
Design for Security
As part of our commitment to protecting your data, AWS offers capabilities to design security into your cloud environment. All customers have access to services that strengthen security in the following areas: Identity and Access Management, Detective Control, Infrastructure Security, Data Protection, and Incident Response.
These security areas are outlined as areas of importance in the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF). The AWS CAF provides guidance around cloud adoption and specific security best practices. Learn more about the AWS' security services that can help you drive transformative change to your organization's security culture to be more agile, innovative, and robust.
Design for Compliance
The AWS Cloud Compliance program provides information on all the controls in place that demonstrate security assurance and meet regulatory compliance requirements of the AWS platform and its respective users.
By tying together AWS governance-focused, audit-friendly features with applicable AWS Cloud Security services, customers can design a cloud environment that is compliant to their respective regulatory and organizational obligations. We offer workbooks, guidelines for national privacy considerations, government-issued compliance guidance, best practices, and trainings.
Automate Audits to Meet Requirements
Governance, risk, and control of an organization's technology is critical for the performance of any assurance management process and when meeting audit requirements. Through automation, IT departments and compliance teams can efficiently support numerous audit demands imposed on organizations within highly regulated industries like Financial Services.
AWS offers services, resources, and best practices on infrastructure-as-code design, auditing a cloud environment for regulatory compliance, and setting up automatic updates and real-time notifications to take human error out of administrative tasks—all to demonstrate comprehensive governance of your business.
AWS Enterprise Accelerators - Compliance
To assist in your cloud adoption journey, AWS has built automated reference deployments called Quick Starts, each of which includes AWS CloudFormation templates and solution deployment guides.
Compliance is such a complex aspect of cloud adoption, as a result, we have developed Quick Starts called AWS Enterprise Accelerators — Compliance, which are specifically designed to streamline, automate, and implement specific governance, risk, and compliance requirements.