AWS Security Blog

How to use Amazon GuardDuty and AWS WAF v2 to automatically block suspicious hosts

In this post, we’ll share an automation pattern that you can use to automatically detect and block suspicious hosts that are attempting to access your Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources. The automation will rely on Amazon GuardDuty to generate findings about the suspicious hosts, and then you can respond to those findings by programmatically updating […]

Automate the deployment of an NGINX web service using Amazon ECS with TLS offload in CloudHSM

Customers who require private keys for their TLS certificates to be stored in FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified hardware security modules (HSMs) can use AWS CloudHSM to store their keys for websites hosted in the cloud. In this blog post, we will show you how to automate the deployment of a web application using NGINX […]

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Use backups to recover from security incidents

Greetings from the AWS Customer Incident Response Team (CIRT)! AWS CIRT is dedicated to supporting customers during active security events on the customer side of the AWS Shared Responsibility Model. Over the past three years, AWS CIRT has supported customers with security events in their AWS accounts. These include the unauthorized use of AWS Identity […]

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Simplify management of Network Firewall rule groups with VPC managed prefix lists

In this blog post, we will show you how to use managed prefix lists to simplify management of your AWS Network Firewall rules and policies across your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) in the same AWS Region. AWS Network Firewall is a stateful, managed, network firewall and intrusion detection and prevention service for your […]

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How to use Amazon Macie to reduce the cost of discovering sensitive data

Amazon Macie is a fully managed data security service that uses machine learning and pattern matching to discover and help protect your sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information (PII), payment card data, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) credentials. Analyzing large volumes of data for the presence of sensitive information can be expensive, due to […]

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New AWS Security Blog homepage

We’ve launched a new AWS Security Blog homepage! While we currently have no plans to deprecate our existing list-view homepage, we have recently launched a new, security-centered homepage to provide readers with more blog info and easy access to the rest of AWS Security. Please bookmark the new page, and let us know what you […]

How to use Google Workspace as an external identity provider for AWS IAM Identity Center

March 21, 2023: We modified the description of a permission set in the Introduction. March 8, 2023: We updated the post to reflect some name changes (G Suite is now Google Workspace; AWS Single Sign-On is now AWS IAM Identity Center) and associated changes to the user interface and workflow when setting up Google Workspace […]

Establishing a data perimeter on AWS: Allow only trusted resources from my organization

Companies that store and process data on Amazon Web Services (AWS) want to prevent transfers of that data to or from locations outside of their company’s control. This is to support security strategies, such as data loss prevention, or to comply with the terms and conditions set forth by various regulatory and privacy agreements. On […]

2022 H2 IRAP report is now available on AWS Artifact for Australian customers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is excited to announce that a new Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) report (2022 H2) is now available through AWS Artifact. An independent Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) certified IRAP assessor completed the IRAP assessment of AWS in December 2022. The new IRAP report includes an additional six AWS services, as well as the […]

How to use policies to restrict where EC2 instance credentials can be used from

March 7, 2023: We’ve added language clarifying the requirement around using VPC Endpoints, and we’ve corrected a typo in the S3 bucket policy example. Today AWS launched two new global condition context keys that make it simpler for you to write policies in which Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance credentials work only when […]