Compliance and Security for Power & Utilities

AWS understands the unique security, regulatory, and compliance obligations that power and utility companies face on a global scale. AWS customers can access controls that have been tested and validated by third-party auditors across ISO, PCI, SOC, and other certifications. Internal AWS Power & Utility services security and compliance experts help you create scalable, secure, cloud platforms. Each is specially designed to complement your security goals, strategies, and tactics -- while meeting the strictest regulatory requirements.

Infrastructure and services to elevate security in the cloud

Your security and resilience are our highest priorities. AWS begins by listening closely to your requirements. We provide the highly secure cloud computing environment you need and offer you the selection of tools and resources you need to build and implement your own application-level security measures.

AWS has earned internationally recognized certifications and accreditations demonstrating compliance with the important security assurance frameworks relevant to utility organizations including PCI-DSS, FedRAMP, ISO, SOC, Cyber Essentials Plus, FIPS 140-2, and others. As well, AWS security features, enablers, and agreements support utilities in meeting regulations such as those for ITAR and GDPR. AWS customers have access to a central resource for compliance related information right from their console.

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AWS offers numerous security services to encrypt data, manage access, monitor network traffic, analyze data for anomalous activity (with machine learning capabilities), mitigate DDoS attacks, and send alerts whenever changes are made to AWS resources.

The same world-class security experts who monitor our own AWS core infrastructure also build and maintain the broad selection of innovative security services that help you strengthen and simplify your compliance with security and regulatory requirements.

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AWS Compliance Center

The AWS Compliance Center is an interactive tool that offers a central location to research cloud-related regulatory requirements in 54 countries. The tool helps customers browse country-specific resources, identify local regulatory requirements, and view AWS compliance programs that may apply to that country. As more countries update their technology guidelines, they will be added to the tool to help financial services professionals understand regulatory requirements for adopting the cloud in the geographies where they operate.

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AWS Security Documentation

The security documentation repository shows customers how to configure AWS services to meet their organization’s security and compliance objectives. AWS customers benefit from data centers and network architectures that are built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations.

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AWS Well-Architected Framework

The AWS Well-Architected Framework has been developed to help cloud architects build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications. Based on five pillars—operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization—the framework provides a consistent approach for customers and partners to evaluate architectures and implement designs that will scale over time.

The Financial Services Industry Lens for AWS Well-Architected Framework provides additional best practices for the resiliency, security, and operational performance requirements of financial institutions based on our experience working with global customers in a highly regulated environment.

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AWS Artifact tool

The AWS Artifact tool is a globally available customer portal that provides on-demand access to information on AWS policies, processes, and controls. It offers documentation of controls relevant to specific AWS services and validation that AWS controls are operating effectively. Customers can use the reports to align AWS controls to their own control frameworks and verify that AWS controls are performing successfully. View AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program or access AWS Artifact from the AWS Management Console.

Amazon CloudWatch
Monitor resources and applications
Amazon GuardDuty
Managed threat detection service
AWS CloudTrail
Track user activity and API usage
AWS Config
Track resource inventory and changes
AWS Systems Manager
Gain operational insights and take action
AWS Trusted Advisor
Optimize performance and security
AWS Control Tower
Set up and govern a secure, compliant, multi-account environment
AWS Security Hub
Unified security and compliance center

To learn more about how AWS Global infrastructure is designed and built to deliver the most flexible, reliable, scalable, and secure cloud computing environment, visit Infrastructure.AWS

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