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Spring 2024 SOC reports now available with 177 services in scope

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that the Spring 2024 System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1, 2, and 3 reports are now available. The reports cover the 12-month period from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024, so that customers have […]

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How to implement single-user secret rotation using Amazon RDS admin credentials

You might have security or compliance standards that prevent a database user from changing their own credentials and from having multiple users with identical permissions. AWS Secrets Manager offers two rotation strategies for secrets that contain Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) credentials: single-user and alternating-user. In the preceding scenario, neither single-user rotation nor alternating-user rotation would […]

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2024 ISO and CSA STAR certificates now available with two additional AWS Regions and three additional services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) successfully completed a special onboarding audit with no findings for ISO 9001:2015, 27001:2022, 27017:2015, 27018:2019, 27701:2019, 20000-1:2018, and 22301:2019, and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM) v4.0. Ernst and Young CertifyPoint auditors conducted the audit and reissued the certificates on May 16, 2024. The objective of the audit […]

High-level solution architecture for Integrating AWS Verified Access with Jamf as a device trust provider

Integrating AWS Verified Access with Jamf as a device trust provider

In this post, we discuss how to architect Zero Trust based remote connectivity to your applications hosted within Amazon Web Services (AWS). Specifically, we show you how to integrate AWS Verified Access with Jamf as a device trust provider. This post is an extension of our previous post explaining how to integrate AWS Verified Access […]

AWS re:Inforce 2024 Data Protection sessions

A sneak peek at the data protection sessions for re:Inforce 2024

Join us in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 10–12, 2024 for AWS re:Inforce, a security learning conference where you can gain skills and confidence in cloud security, compliance, identity, and privacy. As an attendee, you have access to hundreds of technical and non-technical sessions, an Expo featuring Amazon Web Services (AWS) experts and AWS Security Competency […]

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How to set up SAML federation in Amazon Cognito using IdP-initiated single sign-on, request signing, and encrypted assertions

When an identity provider (IdP) serves multiple service providers (SPs), IdP-initiated single sign-on provides a consistent sign-in experience that allows users to start the authentication process from one centralized portal or dashboard. It helps administrators have more control over the authentication process and simplifies the management. However, when you support IdP-initiated authentication, the SP (Amazon […]

Investigating lateral movements with Amazon Detective investigation and Security Lake integration

According to the MITRE ATT&CK framework, lateral movement consists of techniques that threat actors use to enter and control remote systems on a network. In Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments, threat actors equipped with illegitimately obtained credentials could potentially use APIs to interact with infrastructures and services directly, and they might even be able to use […]

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Governing and securing AWS PrivateLink service access at scale in multi-account environments

Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers have been adopting the approach of using AWS PrivateLink to have secure communication to AWS services, their own internal services, and third-party services in the AWS Cloud. As these environments scale, the number of PrivateLink connections outbound to external services and inbound to internal services increase and are spread out […]

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How to use AWS managed applications with IAM Identity Center: Enable Amazon Q without migrating existing IAM federation flows

AWS IAM Identity Center is the preferred way to provide workforce access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts, and enables you to provide workforce access to many AWS managed applications, such as Amazon Q. As we continue to release more AWS managed applications, customers have told us they want to onboard to IAM Identity Center […]