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Define a custom session duration and terminate active sessions in IAM Identity Center

Managing access to accounts and applications requires a balance between delivering simple, convenient access and managing the risks associated with active user sessions. Based on your organization’s needs, you might want to make it simple for end users to sign in and to operate long enough to get their work done, without the disruptions associated with...

How to set up ongoing replication from your third-party secrets manager to AWS Secrets Manager

Secrets managers are a great tool to securely store your secrets and provide access to secret material to a set of individuals, applications, or systems that you trust. Across your environments, you might have multiple secrets managers hosted on different providers, which can increase the complexity of maintaining a consistent operating model for your...

Reduce risk by implementing HttpOnly cookie authentication in Amazon API Gateway

Some web applications need to protect their authentication tokens or session IDs from cross-site scripting (XSS). It’s an Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) best practice for session management to store secrets in the browsers’ cookie store with the HttpOnly attribute enabled. When cookies have the HttpOnly attribute set, the browser will...

AWS achieves ISO 20000-1:2018 certification for 109 services

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that AWS Regions and AWS Edge locations are now certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 20000-1:2018 standard. This certification demonstrates our continuous commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations...

Visualize AWS WAF logs with an Amazon CloudWatch dashboard

AWS WAF is a web application firewall service that helps you protect your applications from common exploits that could affect your application’s availability and your security posture. One of the most useful ways to detect and respond to malicious web activity is to collect and analyze AWS WAF logs. You can perform this task conveniently by sending...

United Arab Emirates IAR compliance assessment report is now available with 58 services in scope

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce the publication of our compliance assessment report on the Information Assurance Regulation (IAR) established by the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) of the United Arab Emirates. The report covers the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region, with 58 services in scope of the assessment....

How to improve security incident investigations using Amazon Detective finding groups

Uncovering the root cause of an Amazon GuardDuty finding can be a complex task, requiring security operations center (SOC) analysts to collect a variety of logs, correlate information across logs, and determine the full scope of affected resources. Sometimes you need to do this type of in-depth analysis because investigating individual security findings...

AWS CloudHSM is now PCI PIN certified

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce that AWS CloudHSM is certified for Payment Card Industry Personal Identification Number (PCI PIN) version 3.1. With CloudHSM, you can manage and access your keys on FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified hardware, protected with customer-owned, single-tenant hardware security module (HSM) instances that run in...

Use AWS WAF CAPTCHA to protect your application against common bot traffic

In this blog post, you’ll learn how you can use a Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHA) with other AWS WAF controls as part of a layered approach to provide comprehensive protection against bot traffic. We’ll describe a workflow that tracks the number of incoming requests to a site’s store page. The workflow...

Fall 2022 SOC reports now available in Spanish

Spanish version >> We continue to listen to our customers, regulators, and stakeholders to understand their needs regarding audit, assurance, certification, and attestation programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS). We are pleased to announce that Fall 2022 System and Organization Controls (SOC) 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3 reports are now available in Spanish....

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