AWS Security Blog

Use Amazon Macie for automatic, continual, and cost-effective discovery of sensitive data in S3

Customers have an increasing need to collect, store, and process data within their AWS environments for application modernization, reporting, and predictive analytics. AWS Well-Architected security pillar, general data privacy and compliance regulations require that you appropriately identify and secure sensitive information. Knowing where your data is allows you to implement the appropriate security controls which […]

Get the best out of Amazon Verified Permissions by using fine-grained authorization methods

With the release of Amazon Verified Permissions, developers of custom applications can implement access control logic based on caller and resource information; group membership, hierarchy, and relationship; and session context, such as device posture, location, time, or method of authentication. With Amazon Verified Permissions, you can focus on building simple authorization policies and your applications—instead […]

Deploy AWS Organizations resources by using CloudFormation

AWS recently announced that AWS Organizations now supports AWS CloudFormation. This feature allows you to create and update AWS accounts, organizational units (OUs), and policies within your organization by using CloudFormation templates. With this latest integration, you can efficiently codify and automate the deployment of your resources in AWS Organizations. You can now manage your AWS organization […]

AWS Digital Sovereignty Pledge: Control without compromise

French | German | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Spanish | Indonesian We’ve always believed that for the cloud to realize its full potential it would be essential that customers have control over their data. Giving customers this sovereignty has been a priority for AWS since the very beginning when we were the only […]

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2022 Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Assessment Summary report available with 12 additional services

We are pleased to announce the availability of the 2022 Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) assessment summary report for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This assessment will bring the total to 132 AWS services and features assessed in the Canada (Central) AWS Region, including 12 additional AWS services. A copy of the summary assessment report is available for […]

Establishing a data perimeter on AWS: Allow only trusted identities to access company data

As described in an earlier blog post, Establishing a data perimeter on AWS, Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a set of capabilities you can use to implement a data perimeter to help prevent unintended access. One type of unintended access that companies want to prevent is access to corporate data by users who do not […]

AWS Security Profile: Sarah Currey, Delivery Practice Manager

In the weeks leading up to AWS re:invent 2022, I’ll share conversations I’ve had with some of the humans who work in AWS Security who will be presenting at the conference, and get a sneak peek at their work and sessions. In this profile, I interviewed Sarah Currey, Delivery Practice Manager in World Wide Professional […]

How to detect security issues in Amazon EKS clusters using Amazon GuardDuty – Part 1

In this two-part blog post, we’ll discuss how to detect and investigate security issues in an Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) cluster with Amazon GuardDuty and Amazon Detective. Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) is a managed service that you can use to run and scale container workloads by using Kubernetes in the AWS […]

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AWS achieves Spain’s ENS High certification across 166 services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is committed to bringing additional services and AWS Regions into the scope of our Esquema Nacional de Seguridad (ENS) High certification to help customers meet their regulatory needs. ENS is Spain’s National Security Framework. The ENS certification is regulated under the Spanish Royal Decree 3/2010 and is a compulsory requirement for […]

How to configure rotation and rotation windows for secrets stored in AWS Secrets Manager

November 21, 2022: We updated this post to reflect the fact that AWS Secrets Manager now supports rotating secrets as often as every four hours. AWS Secrets Manager helps you manage, retrieve, and rotate database credentials, API keys, and other secrets throughout their lifecycles. You can specify a rotation window for your secrets, allowing you […]