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AWS completes the 2023 South Korea CSP Safety Assessment Program

Post Syndicated from Andy Hsia original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/aws-completes-the-2023-south-korea-csp-safety-assessment-program/

We’re excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has completed the 2023 South Korea Cloud Service Providers (CSP) Safety Assessment Program, also known as the Regulation on Supervision on Electronic Financial Transactions (RSEFT) Audit Program. The financial sector in South Korea is required to abide by a variety of cybersecurity standards and regulations. Key regulatory requirements include RSEFT and the Guidelines on the Use of Cloud Computing Services in the Financial Industry (FSIGUC). Prior to 2019, the RSEFT guidance didn’t permit the use of cloud computing. The guidance was amended on January 1, 2019, to allow financial institutions to use the public cloud to store and process data, subject to compliance with security measures applicable to financial companies.

AWS is committed to helping our customers adhere to applicable regulations and guidelines, and we help ensure that our financial customers have a hassle-free experience using the cloud. Since 2019, our RSEFT compliance program has aimed to provide a scalable approach to support South Korean financial services customers’ adherence to RSEFT and FSIGUC. Financial services customers can annually either perform an individual audit by using publicly available AWS resources and visiting on-site, or request the South Korea Financial Security Institute (FSI) to conduct the primary audit on their behalf and use the FSI-produced audit reports. In 2023, we worked again with FSI and completed the annual RSEFT primary audit with the participation of 59 customers.

The audit scope of the 2023 assessment covered data center facilities in four Availability Zones (AZ) of the AWS Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region and the services that are available in that Region. The audit program assessed different security domains including security policies, personnel security, risk management, business continuity, incident management, access control, encryption, and physical security.

Completion of this audit program helps our customers use the results and audit report for their annual submission to the South Korea Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) for their adoption and continued use of our cloud services and infrastructure. To learn more about the RSEFT program, see the AWS South Korea Compliance Page. If you have questions, contact your AWS account manager.

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Andy Hsia

Andy Hsia

Andy is the Customer Audit Lead for APJ, based in Singapore. He is responsible for all customer audits in the Asia Pacific region. Andy has been with Security Assurance since 2020 and has delivered key audit programs in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Taiwan.

AWS renews K-ISMS certificate for the AWS Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region

Post Syndicated from Joseph Goh original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/aws-renews-k-isms-certificate-for-the-asia-pacific/

We’re excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has successfully renewed certification under the Korea Information Security Management System (K-ISMS) standard (effective from December 16, 2023, to December 15, 2026).

The certification assessment covered the operation of infrastructure (including compute, storage, networking, databases, and security) in the AWS Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region. AWS was the first global cloud service provider (CSP) to obtain the K-ISMS certification back in 2017 and has held that certification longer than any other global CSP. In this year’s audit, 144 services running in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region were included.

Sponsored by the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) and affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), K-ISMS serves as a standard for evaluating whether enterprises and organizations operate and manage their information security management systems consistently and securely, such that they thoroughly protect their information assets.

This certification helps enterprises and organizations across South Korea, regardless of industry, meet KISA compliance requirements more efficiently. Achieving this certification demonstrates the AWS commitment on cloud security adoption, adhering to compliance requirements set by the South Korean government and delivering secure AWS services to customers.

The Operational Best Practices (conformance pack) page provides customers with a compliance framework that they can use for their K-ISMS compliance needs. Enterprises and organizations can use the toolkit and AWS certification to reduce the effort and cost of getting their own K-ISMS certification.

Customers can download the AWS K-ISMS certification from AWS Artifact. To learn more about the AWS K-ISMS certification, see the AWS K-ISMS page. If you have questions, contact your AWS account manager.

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Joseph Goh

Joseph Goh

Joseph is the APJ ASEAN Lead at AWS based in Singapore. He leads security audits, certifications, and compliance programs across the Asia Pacific region. Joseph is passionate about delivering programs that build trust with customers and provide them assurance on cloud security.

Hwee Hwang

Hwee Hwang

Hwee is an Audit Specialist at AWS based in Seoul, South Korea. Hwee is responsible for third-party and customer audits, certifications, and assessments in Korea. Hwee previously worked in security governance, risk, and compliance consulting in the Big Four. Hwee is laser focused on building customers’ trust and providing them assurance in the cloud.

2023 C5 Type 2 attestation report available, including two new Regions and 170 services in scope

Post Syndicated from Julian Herlinghaus original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/2023-c5-type-2-attestation-report-available-including-two-new-regions-and-170-services-in-scope/

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and we’re pleased to announce that AWS has successfully completed the 2023 Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalogue (C5) attestation cycle with 170 services in scope. This alignment with C5 requirements demonstrates our ongoing commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for cloud service providers. AWS customers in Germany and across Europe can run their applications on AWS Regions in scope of the C5 report with the assurance that AWS aligns with C5 requirements.

The C5 attestation scheme is backed by the German government and was introduced by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in 2016. AWS has adhered to the C5 requirements since their inception. C5 helps organizations demonstrate operational security against common cybersecurity threats when using cloud services within the context of the German government’s Security Recommendations for Cloud Computing Providers.

Independent third-party auditors evaluated AWS for the period of October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023. The C5 report illustrates the compliance status of AWS for both the basic and additional criteria of C5. Customers can download the C5 report through AWS Artifact, a self-service portal for on-demand access to AWS compliance reports. Sign in to AWS Artifact in the AWS Management Console, or learn more at Getting Started with AWS Artifact.

AWS has added the following 16 services to the current C5 scope:

With the 2023 C5 attestation, we’re also expanding the scope to two new Regions — Europe (Spain) and Europe (Zurich). In addition, the services offered in the Asia Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), and Europe (Stockholm) Regions remain in scope of this attestation. For up-to-date information, see the C5 page of our AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program.

AWS strives to continuously bring services into the scope of its compliance programs to help you meet your architectural and regulatory needs. If you have questions or feedback about C5 compliance, reach out to your AWS account team.

To learn more about our compliance and security programs, see AWS Compliance Programs. As always, we value your feedback and questions; reach out to the AWS Compliance team through the Contact Us page.

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Julian Herlinghaus

Julian Herlinghaus

Julian is a Manager in AWS Security Assurance based in Berlin, Germany. He leads third-party security audits across Europe and specifically the DACH region. He has previously worked as an information security department lead of an accredited certification body and has multiple years of experience in information security and security assurance and compliance.

Andreas Terwellen

Andreas Terwellen

Andreas is a Senior Manager in Security Assurance at AWS, based in Frankfurt, Germany. His team is responsible for third-party and customer audits, attestations, certifications, and assessments across EMEA. Previously, he was a CISO in a DAX-listed telecommunications company in Germany. He also worked for different consulting companies managing large teams and programs across multiple industries and sectors.

AWS completes the first cloud audit by the Ingelheim Kreis Initiative Joint Audits group for the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector

Post Syndicated from Janice Leung original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/aws-completes-the-first-cloud-audit-by-the-ingelheim-kreis-initiative-joint-audits-group-for-the-pharmaceutical-and-life-sciences-sector/

We’re excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has completed the first cloud service provider (CSP) audit by the Ingelheim Kreis (IK) Initiative Joint Audits group. The audit group represents quality and compliance professionals from some of our largest pharmaceutical and life sciences customers who collectively perform audits on their key suppliers.

As customers embrace the scalability and flexibility of AWS, we’re helping them evolve security, identity, and compliance into key business enablers. At AWS, we’re obsessed with earning and maintaining customer trust. We work hard to provide our pharmaceutical and life sciences customers and their regulatory bodies with the assurance that AWS has the necessary controls in place to help protect their most sensitive data and regulated workloads.

Our collaboration with the IK Joint Audits Group to complete the first CSP audit is a good example of how we support your risk management and regulatory efforts. Regulated pharmaceutical and life sciences customers are required by GxP to employ a risk-based approach to design, develop, and maintain computerized systems. GxP is a collection of quality guidelines and regulations that are designed to ensure safe development and manufacturing of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologic, and other food and medical products. Currently, no specific certifications for GxP compliance exist for CSPs. Pharmaceutical companies must do their own supplier assessment to determine the adequacy of their development and support processes.

The joint audit thoroughly assessed the AWS controls that are designed to protect your data and material workloads and help satisfy your regulatory requirements. As more pharmaceutical and life sciences companies use cloud technology for their operations, the industry is experiencing greater regulatory oversight. Because the joint audit of independent auditors represented a group of companies, both AWS and our customers were able to streamline common controls and increase transparency, and use audit resources more efficiently to help decrease the organizational burden on both the companies and the supplier (in this case, AWS).

Audit results

The IK audit results provide IK members with assurance regarding the AWS controls environment, enabling members to work to remove compliance blockers, accelerate their adoption of AWS services, and obtain confidence and trust in the security controls of AWS.

As stated by the IK auditors, “…in the course of the Audit it became obvious that AWS within their service development, their data center operation and with their employees acts highly professional with a clear customer focus. The amount of control that AWS implemented and continuously extends exceeds our expectations of a qualified CSP”.

The report is confidential and only available to IK members who signed the NDA with AWS prior to the start of the audit in 2023. Members can access the report and assess their own residual risk. To participate in a future audit cycle, contact [email protected].

To learn more about our commitment to safeguard customer data, see AWS Cloud Security. For more information about the robust controls that are in place at AWS, see the AWS Compliance Program page. By integrating governance-focused, audit-friendly service features with applicable compliance or audit standards, AWS Compliance helps you set up and operate in an AWS control environment. Customers can also access AWS Artifact to download other compliance reports that independent auditors have evaluated.

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Janice Leung

Janice is a Security Assurance Program Manager at AWS, based in New York. She leads various audit programs for industry including the automobile, healthcare, and telecommunications sectors across Europe. She previously worked in security assurance and technology risk management in the financial industry for 10 years.

Ian Sutcliffe

Ian Sutcliffe

Ian is a Global Solution Architect with more than 30 years of experience in IT, primarily in the life sciences industry. A thought leader in the area of regulated cloud computing, one of his areas of focus is IT operating model and process optimization and automation with the intent of helping customers become regulated cloud natives.

Senthil Gurumoorthi

Senthil Gurumoorthi

Senthil is the Principal, Global Security Assurance Lead- HCLS at AWS. He has over 20 years of experience in global biopharmaceutical healthcare and life sciences business technologies with leadership expertise in technology delivery, risk, security, health authority inspection, audits, and quality management. He is an experienced speaker, panelist, and moderator on HCLS security, quality, and compliance topics.

Strengthening customer third-party due diligence with renewed AWS CyberGRX assessment

Post Syndicated from Naranjan Goklani original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/strengthening-customer-third-party-due-diligence-with-renewed-aws-cybergrx-assessment/

CyberGRX

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce the successful renewal of the AWS CyberGRX cyber risk assessment report. This third-party validated report helps customers perform effective cloud supplier due diligence on AWS and enhances customers’ third-party risk management process.

With the increase in adoption of cloud products and services across multiple sectors and industries, AWS has become a critical component of customers’ environments. Regulated customers are held to high standards by regulators and auditors when it comes to exercising effective due diligence on third parties.

Many customers use third-party cyber risk management (TPCRM) services such as CyberGRX to better manage risks from their evolving third-party environments and to drive operational efficiencies. To help with such efforts, AWS has completed the CyberGRX assessment of its security posture. CyberGRX security analysts perform the assessment and validate the results annually.

The CyberGRX assessment applies a dynamic approach to third-party risk assessment. This approach integrates advanced analytics, threat intelligence, and sophisticated risk models with vendors’ responses to provide an in-depth view of how a vendor’s security controls help protect against potential threats.

Vendor profiles are continuously updated as the risk level of cloud service providers changes, or as AWS updates its security posture and controls. This approach eliminates outdated static spreadsheets for third-party risk assessments, in which the risk matrices are not updated in near real time.

In addition, AWS customers can use the CyberGRX Framework Mapper to map AWS assessment controls and responses to well-known industry standards and frameworks, such as National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Assessment Act (HIPAA). This mapping can reduce customers’ third-party supplier due-diligence burden.

Customers can access the AWS CyberGRX report at no additional cost. Customers can request access to the report by completing an access request form, available on the AWS CyberGRX page.

As always, we value your feedback and questions. Reach out to the AWS Compliance team through the Contact Us page. If you have feedback about this post, submit comments in the Comments section below. To learn more about our other compliance and security programs, see AWS Compliance Programs.

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Naranjan Goklani

Naranjan Goklani

Naranjan is an Audit Lead for Canada. He has experience leading audits, attestations, certifications, and assessments across the Americas. Naranjan has more than 13 years of experience in risk management, security assurance, and performing technology audits. He previously worked in one of the Big 4 accounting firms and supported clients from the financial services, technology, retail, and utilities industries.

Updated Essential Eight guidance for Australian customers

Post Syndicated from James Kingsmill original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/updated-essential-eight-guidance-for-australian-customers/

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is excited to announce the release of AWS Prescriptive Guidance on Reaching Essential Eight Maturity on AWS. We designed this guidance to help customers streamline and accelerate their security compliance obligations under the Essential Eight framework of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).

What is the Essential Eight?

The Essential Eight is a security framework that the ACSC designed to help organizations protect themselves against various cyber threats. The Essential Eight covers the following eight strategies:

  • Application control
  • Patch applications
  • Configure Microsoft Office macro settings
  • User application hardening
  • Restrict administrative privileges
  • Patch operating systems
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Regular backups

The Department of Home Affairs’ Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) mandates that Australian Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entities (NCCEs) reach Essential Eight maturity. The Essential Eight is also one of the compliance frameworks available to owners of critical infrastructure (CI) assets under the Critical Infrastructure Risk Management Program (CIRMP) requirements of the Security of Critical Infrastructure (SOCI) Act.

In the Essential Eight Explained, the ACSC acknowledges some translation is required when applying the principles of the Essential Eight to cloud-based environments:

“The Essential Eight has been designed to protect Microsoft Windows-based internet-connected networks. While the principles behind the Essential Eight may be applied to cloud services and enterprise mobility, or other operating systems, it was not primarily designed for such purposes and alternative mitigation strategies may be more appropriate to mitigate unique cyber threats to these environments.”

The newly released guidance walks customers step-by-step through the process of reaching Essential Eight maturity in a cloud native way, making best use of the security, performance, innovation, elasticity, scalability, and resiliency benefits of the AWS Cloud. It includes a compliance matrix that maps Essential Eight strategies and controls to specific guidance and AWS resources.

It also features an example of a customer with different workloads—a serverless data lake, a containerized webservice, and an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) workload running commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software.

For more information, see Reaching Essential Eight Maturity on AWS on the AWS Prescriptive Guidance page. You can also reach out to your account team or engage AWS Professional Services, our global team of experts that can help customers realize their desired security and business outcomes on AWS.

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James Kingsmill

James Kingsmill

James is a Senior Solutions Architect on the Australian public sector team. As a member of the enterprise federal team, he has a longstanding interest in helping public sector customers achieve their transformation, automation, and security goals.

Manuwai Korber

Manuwai Korber

Manuwai is a Solutions Architect based in Sydney who specializes in the field of machine learning. He is dedicated to helping Australian public sector organizations build reliable systems that improve the experience of citizens.

2023 H1 IRAP report is now available on AWS Artifact for Australian customers

Post Syndicated from Patrick Chang original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/2023-h1-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 (2023 H1) is now available through AWS Artifact. An independent Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) certified IRAP assessor completed the IRAP assessment of AWS in August 2023.

The new IRAP report includes an additional six AWS services, as well as the new AWS Local Zone in Perth, that are now assessed at the PROTECTED level under IRAP. This brings the total number of services assessed at the PROTECTED level to 145.

The following are the six newly assessed services:

For the full list of services, see the IRAP tab on the AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program page.

AWS has developed an IRAP documentation pack to assist Australian government agencies and their partners to plan, architect, and assess risk for their workloads when they use AWS Cloud services.

We developed this pack in accordance with the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Cloud Security Guidance and Cloud Assessment and Authorisation framework, which addresses guidance within the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM), the Department of Home Affairs’ Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF), and the Digital Transformation Agency Secure Cloud Strategy.

The IRAP pack on AWS Artifact also includes newly updated versions of the AWS Consumer Guide and the whitepaper Reference Architectures for ISM PROTECTED Workloads in the AWS Cloud.

Reach out to your AWS representatives to let us know which additional services you would like to see in scope for upcoming IRAP assessments. We strive to bring more services into scope at the PROTECTED level under IRAP to support your requirements.

 
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Patrick Chang

Patrick Chang

Patrick is the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) Audit Lead at AWS. He leads security audits, certifications, and compliance programs across the APJ region. Patrick is a technology risk and audit professional with over a decade of experience. He is passionate about delivering assurance programs that build trust with customers and provide them assurance on cloud security.

AWS achieves HDS certification in two additional Regions

Post Syndicated from Janice Leung original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/aws-achieves-hds-certification-in-two-additional-regions-2/

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce that two additional AWS Regions—Middle East (UAE) and Europe (Zurich)—have been granted the Health Data Hosting (Hébergeur de Données de Santé, HDS) certification, increasing the scope to 20 global AWS Regions.

The Agence Française de la Santé Numérique (ASIP Santé), the French governmental agency for health, introduced the HDS certification to strengthen the security and protection of personal health data. By achieving this certification, AWS demonstrates our commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for cloud service providers.

The following 20 Regions are in scope for this certification:

  • US East (Ohio)
  • US East (Northern Virginia)
  • US West (Northern California)
  • US West (Oregon)
  • Asia Pacific (Jakarta)
  • Asia Pacific (Seoul)
  • Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
  • Canada (Central)
  • Europe (Frankfurt)
  • Europe (Ireland)
  • Europe (London)
  • Europe (Milan)
  • Europe (Paris)
  • Europe (Stockholm)
  • Europe (Zurich)
  • Middle East (UAE)
  • South America (São Paulo)

The HDS certification demonstrates that AWS provides a framework for technical and governance measures that secure and protect personal health data, governed by French law. Our customers who handle personal health data can continue to manage their workloads in HDS-certified Regions with confidence.

Independent third-party auditors evaluated and certified AWS on September 8, 2023. The Certificate of Compliance demonstrating AWS compliance status is available on the Agence du Numérique en Santé (ANS) website and AWS Artifact. AWS Artifact is a self-service portal for on-demand access to AWS compliance reports. Sign in to AWS Artifact in the AWS Management Console, or learn more at Getting Started with AWS Artifact.

For up-to-date information, including when additional Regions are added, see the AWS Compliance Programs page and choose HDS.

AWS strives to continuously meet your architectural and regulatory needs. If you have questions or feedback about HDS compliance, reach out to your AWS account team.

To learn more about our compliance and security programs, see AWS Compliance Programs. As always, we value your feedback and questions; reach out to the AWS Compliance team through the Contact Us page.

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Janice Leung

Janice is a Security Assurance Audit Program Manager at AWS, based in New York. She leads security audits across Europe and previously worked in security assurance and technology risk management in the financial industry for 11 years.

161 AWS services achieve HITRUST certification

Post Syndicated from Mark Weech original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/161-aws-services-achieve-hitrust-certification/

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) HITRUST Compliance Team is excited to announce that 161 AWS services have been certified for the HITRUST CSF version 11.0.1 for the 2023 cycle. The full list of AWS services, which were audited by a third-party assessor and certified under the HITRUST CSF, is now available on our Services in Scope by Compliance Program page. You can view and download our HITRUST CSF certification at any time on demand through AWS Artifact.

The HITRUST CSF has been widely adopted by leading organizations in a variety of industries in their approach to security and privacy. Visit the HITRUST website for more information. HITRUST certification allows you, as an AWS customer, to tailor your security control baselines specific to your architecture and assessment scope, and inherit certification for those controls so they don’t have to be tested as a component of your HITRUST assessment. Because cloud-based controls don’t have to be retested, AWS customers enjoy savings in both time and cost for their own HITRUST assessment certification needs.

AWS HITRUST CSF certification is available for customer inheritance with an updated Shared Responsibility Matrix version 1.4.1

As an added benefit to our customers, organizations no longer have to assess inherited controls for their HITRUST validated assessment, because AWS already has! Our customers can deploy business solutions into the AWS cloud environment and inherit our HITRUST CSF certification for those controls applicable to their cloud architecture for services that are in-scope of the AWS HITRUST assessment. A detailed listing of controls and corresponding inheritance values can be found on the HITRUST website.

The AWS HITRUST Inheritance Program supports the latest version of HITRUST controls (v11.1), and is excited to announce the availability of the latest Shared Responsibility Matrix (SRM) version 1.4.1. As an added benefit, the AWS HITRUST Inheritance Program also supports the control inheritance of AWS cloud-based workloads for new HITRUST e1 and i1 assessment types, as well as the validated r2-type assessments offered through HITRUST. The SRM is also backward-compatible to earlier versions of the HITRUST CSF from v9.1 through v11.

Additionally, through the AWS HITRUST Inheritance Program, AWS is a member of the Health 3rd Party Trust Initiative (Health3PT), a consortium of the largest US-based healthcare systems that is proactively committed to reducing third-party information security risk with more reliable and efficient assurances. You can find additional information at https://health3pt.org.

As always, we value your feedback and questions and are committed to helping you achieve and maintain the highest standard of security and compliance. Feel free to contact the team through AWS Compliance Contact Us.

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Mark Weech

Mark Weech

Mark is the AWS HITRUST Compliance Program Manager and has over 30 years of experience in compliance and cybersecurity roles pertaining to the healthcare, finance, and national defense industries. Mark holds several cybersecurity certifications and is a member of InfraGard’s Cyber Health Working Group—a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and members of the private sector for the protection of US critical infrastructure (healthcare section).

AWS achieves its third ISMAP authorization in Japan

Post Syndicated from Hidetoshi Takeuchi original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/aws-achieves-its-third-ismap-authorization-in-japan/

Earning and maintaining customer trust is an ongoing commitment at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Our customers’ security requirements drive the scope and portfolio of the compliance reports, attestations, and certifications that we pursue. We’re excited to announce that AWS has achieved authorization under the Information System Security Management and Assessment Program (ISMAP), effective from April 1, 2023, to March 31, 2024. The authorization scope covers a total of 157 AWS services (an increase of 11 services over the previous authorization) across 22 AWS Regions (an increase of 1 Region over the previous authorization), including the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region and the Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region. This is the third time that AWS has undergone an assessment since ISMAP was first published by the ISMAP steering committee in March 2020.

ISMAP is a Japanese government program for assessing the security of public cloud services. The purpose of ISMAP is to provide a common set of security standards for cloud service providers (CSPs) to comply with as a baseline requirement for government procurement. ISMAP introduces security requirements for cloud domains, practices, and procedures that CSPs must implement. CSPs must engage with an ISMAP-approved third-party assessor to assess compliance with the ISMAP security requirements in order to apply as an ISMAP-registered CSP. ISMAP evaluates the security of each CSP and registers those that satisfy the Japanese government’s security requirements. Upon successful ISMAP registration of CSPs, government procurement departments and agencies can accelerate their engagement with the registered CSPs and contribute to the smooth introduction of cloud services in government information systems.

The achievement of this authorization demonstrates the proactive approach that AWS has taken to help customers meet compliance requirements set by the Japanese government and to deliver secure AWS services to our customers. Service providers and customers of AWS can use the ISMAP authorization of AWS services to support their own ISMAP authorization programs. The full list of 157 ISMAP-authorized AWS services is available on the AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program webpage, and customers can also access the ISMAP Customer Package on AWS Artifact. You can confirm the AWS ISMAP authorization status and find detailed scope information on the ISMAP Portal.

As always, we are committed to bringing new services and Regions into the scope of our ISMAP program, based on your business needs. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your AWS Account Manager.

 
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Hidetoshi Takeuchi

Hidetoshi Takeuchi

Hidetoshi is the Audit Program Manager for the Asia Pacific Region, leading Japan security certification and authorization programs. Hidetoshi has worked in information technology security, risk management, security assurance, and technology audits for the past 26 years. He is passionate about delivering programs that build customers’ trust and provide them with assurance on cloud security.

Scaling security and compliance

Post Syndicated from Chad Woolf original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/scaling-security-and-compliance/

At Amazon Web Services (AWS), we move fast and continually iterate to meet the evolving needs of our customers. We design services that can help our customers meet even the most stringent security and compliance requirements. Additionally, our service teams work closely with our AWS Security Guardians program to coordinate security efforts and to maintain a high quality bar. We also have internal compliance teams that continually monitor security control requirements from all over the world and engage with external auditors to achieve third-party validation of our services against these requirements.

In this post, I’ll cover some key strategies and best practices that we use to scale security and compliance while maintaining a culture of innovation.

Security as the foundation

At AWS, security is our top priority. Although compliance might be challenging, treating security as an integral part of everything we do at AWS makes it possible for us to adhere to a broad range of compliance programs, to document our compliance, and to successfully demonstrate our compliance status to our auditors and customers.

Over time, as the auditors get deeper into what we’re doing, we can also help improve and refine their approach, as well. This increases the depth and quality of the reports that we provide directly to our customers.

The challenge of scaling securely

Many customers struggle with balancing security, compliance, and production. These customers have applications that they want to quickly make available to their own customer base. They might need to audit these applications. The traditional process can include writing the application, putting it into production, and then having the audit team take a look to make sure it meets compliance standards. This approach can cause issues, because retroactively adding compliance requirements can result in rework and churn for the development team.

Enforcing compliance requirements in this way doesn’t scale and eventually causes more complexity and friction between teams. So how do you scale quickly and securely?

Speak their language

The first way to earn trust with development teams is to speak their language. It’s critical to use terms and references that developers use, and to know what tools they are using to develop, deploy, and secure code. It’s not efficient or realistic to ask the engineering teams to do the translation of diverse (and often vague) compliance requirements into engineering specs. The compliance teams must do the hard work of translating what is required into what specifically must be done, using language that engineers are familiar with.

Another strategy to scale is to embed compliance requirements into the way developers do their daily work. It’s important that compliance teams enable developers to do their work just as they normally do, without compliance needing to intervene. If you’re successful at that strategy—and the compliant path becomes the simplest and most natural path—then that approach can lead to a very scalable compliance program that fosters understanding between teams and increased collaboration. This approach has helped break down the barriers between the developer and audit/compliance organizations.

Treat auditors and regulators as partners

I believe that you should treat auditors and regulators as true business partners. An independent auditor or regulator understands how a wide range of customers will use the security assurance artifacts that you are producing, and therefore will have valuable insights into how your reports can best be used. I think people can fall into the trap of treating regulators as adversaries. The best approach is to communicate openly with regulators, helping them understand your business and the value you bring to your customers, and getting them ramped up on your technology and processes.

At AWS, we help auditors and regulators get ramped up in various ways. For example, we have the Digital Audit Symposium, which contains presentations on how we control and operate particular services in terms of security and compliance. We also offer the Cloud Audit Academy, a learning path that provides both cloud-agnostic and AWS-specific training to help existing and prospective auditing, risk, and compliance professionals understand how to audit regulated cloud workloads. We’ve learned that being a partner with auditors and regulators is key in scaling compliance.

Conclusion

Having security as a foundation is essential to driving and scaling compliance efforts. Speaking the language of developers helps them continue to work without disruption, and makes the simple path the compliant path. Although some barriers still exist, especially for organizations in highly regulated industries such as financial services and healthcare, treating auditors like partners is a positive strategic shift in perspective. The more proactive you are in helping them accomplish what they need, the faster you will realize the value they bring to your business.

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Chad Woolf

Chad joined Amazon in 2010 and built the AWS compliance functions from the ground up, including audit and certifications, privacy, contract compliance, control automation engineering and security process monitoring. Chad’s work also includes enabling public sector and regulated industry adoption of the AWS cloud and leads the AWS trade and product compliance team.

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

Post Syndicated from Patrick Chang original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/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 new AWS Melbourne Region, that are now assessed at the PROTECTED level under IRAP. This brings the total number of services assessed at the PROTECTED level to 139.

The following are the six newly assessed services:

For the full list of services, see the IRAP tab on the AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program page.

AWS has developed an IRAP documentation pack to assist Australian government agencies and their partners to plan, architect, and assess risk for their workloads when they use AWS Cloud services.

We developed this pack in accordance with the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Cloud Security Guidance and Anatomy of a Cloud Assessment and Authorisation framework, which addresses guidance within the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM), the Attorney-General’s Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF), and the Digital Transformation Agency Secure Cloud Strategy.

The IRAP pack on AWS Artifact also includes newly updated versions of the AWS Consumer Guide and the whitepaper Reference Architectures for ISM PROTECTED Workloads in the AWS Cloud.

Reach out to your AWS representatives to let us know which additional services you would like to see in scope for upcoming IRAP assessments. We strive to bring more services into scope at the PROTECTED level under IRAP to support your requirements.

 
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Patrick Chang

Patrick Chang

Patrick is the APJ Audit Lead based in Hong Kong. He leads security audits, certifications and compliance programs across the APJ region. He is a technology risk and audit professional with over a decade of experience. He is passionate about delivering assurance programs that build trust with customers and provide them assurance on cloud security.

AWS now licensed by DESC to operate as a Tier 1 cloud service provider in the Middle East (UAE) Region

Post Syndicated from Ioana Mecu original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/aws-now-licensed-by-desc-to-operate-as-a-tier-1-cloud-service-provider-in-the-middle-east-uae-region/

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and are pleased to announce that our Middle East (UAE) Region is now certified by the Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC) to operate as a Tier 1 cloud service provider (CSP). This alignment with DESC requirements demonstrates our continuous commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for CSPs. AWS government customers can run their applications in the AWS Cloud certified Regions in confidence.

AWS was evaluated by independent third-party auditor BSI on behalf of DESC on January 23, 2023. The Certificate of Compliance illustrating the AWS compliance status is available through AWS Artifact. AWS Artifact is a self-service portal for on-demand access to AWS compliance reports. Sign in to AWS Artifact in the AWS Management Console, or learn more at Getting Started with AWS Artifact.

As of this writing, 62 services offered in the Middle East (UAE) Region are in scope of this certification. For up-to-date information, including when additional services are added, visit the AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program webpage and choose DESC CSP.

AWS strives to continuously bring services into scope of its compliance programs to help you meet your architectural and regulatory needs. Please reach out to your AWS account team if you have questions or feedback about DESC compliance.

To learn more about our compliance and security programs, see AWS Compliance Programs. As always, we value your feedback and questions; reach out to the AWS Compliance team through the Contact Us page.

 
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Ioana Mecu

Ioana Mecu

Ioana is a Security Audit Program Manager at AWS based in Madrid, Spain. She leads security audits, attestations, and certification programs across Europe and the Middle East. Ioana has previously worked in risk management, security assurance, and technology audits in the financial sector industry for the past 15 years.

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

Post Syndicated from Ioana Mecu original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/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.

The IAR provides management and technical information security controls to establish, implement, maintain, and continuously improve information assurance. AWS alignment with IAR requirements demonstrates our ongoing commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for cloud service providers. As such, IAR-regulated customers can use AWS services with confidence.

Independent third-party auditors from BDO evaluated AWS for the period of November 1, 2021, to October 31, 2022. The assessment report illustrating the status of AWS compliance is available through AWS Artifact. AWS Artifact is a self-service portal for on-demand access to AWS compliance reports. Sign in to AWS Artifact in the AWS Management Console, or learn more at Getting Started with AWS Artifact.

For up-to-date information, including when additional services are added, see AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program and choose IAR.

AWS strives to continuously bring services into the scope of its compliance programs to help you meet your architectural and regulatory needs. If you have questions or feedback about IAR compliance, reach out to your AWS account team.

To learn more about our compliance and security programs, see AWS Compliance Programs. As always, we value your feedback and questions; reach out to the AWS Compliance team through the Contact Us page.

 
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Ioana Mecu

Ioana Mecu

Ioana is a Security Audit Program Manager at AWS based in Madrid, Spain. She leads security audits, attestations, and certification programs across Europe and the Middle East. Ioana has previously worked in risk management, security assurance, and technology audits in the financial sector industry for the past 15 years.

Gokhan Akyuz

Gokhan Akyuz

Gokhan is a Security Audit Program Manager at AWS based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He leads security audits, attestations, and certification programs across Europe and the Middle East. Gokhan has more than 15 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity audits and controls implementation in a wide range of industries.

C5 Type 2 attestation report now available with 156 services in scope

Post Syndicated from Julian Herlinghaus original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/c5-type-2-attestation-report-now-available-with-156-services-in-scope/

We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and we are pleased to announce that AWS has successfully completed the 2022 Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalogue (C5) attestation cycle with 156 services in scope. This alignment with C5 requirements demonstrates our ongoing commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for cloud service providers. AWS customers in Germany and across Europe can run their applications on AWS Regions in scope of the C5 report with the assurance that AWS aligns with C5 requirements.

The C5 attestation scheme is backed by the German government and was introduced by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in 2016. AWS has adhered to the C5 requirements since their inception. C5 helps organizations demonstrate operational security against common cyberattacks when using cloud services within the context of the German Government’s Security Recommendations for Cloud Computing Providers.

Independent third-party auditors evaluated AWS for the period October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022. The C5 report illustrates AWS’ compliance status for both the basic and additional criteria of C5. Customers can download the C5 report through AWS Artifact. AWS Artifact is a self-service portal for on-demand access to AWS compliance reports. Sign in to AWS Artifact in the AWS Management Console, or learn more at Getting Started with AWS Artifact.

AWS has added the following 16 services to the current C5 scope:

At present, the services offered in the Frankfurt, Dublin, London, Paris, Milan, Stockholm and Singapore Regions are in scope of this certification. For up-to-date information, see the AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program page and choose C5.

AWS strives to continuously bring services into the scope of its compliance programs to help you meet your architectural and regulatory needs. If you have questions or feedback about C5 compliance, reach out to your AWS account team.

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Julian Herlinghaus

Julian Herlinghaus

Julian is a Manager in AWS Security Assurance based in Berlin, Germany. He leads third-party and customer security audits across Europe and specifically the DACH region. He has previously worked as Information Security department lead of an accredited certification body and has multiple years of experience in information security and security assurance & compliance.

Andreas Terwellen

Andreas Terwellen

Andreas is a senior manager in security audit assurance at AWS, based in Frankfurt, Germany. His team is responsible for third-party and customer audits, attestations, certifications, and assessments across Europe. Previously, he was a CISO in a DAX-listed telecommunications company in Germany. He also worked for different consulting companies managing large teams and programs across multiple industries and sectors.

AWS achieves HDS certification in two additional Regions

Post Syndicated from Janice Leung original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/aws-achieves-hds-certification-in-two-additional-regions/

We’re excited to announce that two additional AWS Regions—Asia Pacific (Jakarta) and Europe (Milan)—have been granted the Health Data Hosting (Hébergeur de Données de Santé, HDS) certification. This alignment with HDS requirements demonstrates our continued commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for cloud service providers. AWS customers who handle personal health data can use HDS-certified Regions with confidence to manage their workloads.

The following 18 Regions are in scope for this certification:

  • US East (Ohio)
  • US East (Northern Virginia)
  • US West (Northern California)
  • US West (Oregon)
  • Asia Pacific (Jakarta)
  • Asia Pacific (Seoul)
  • Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
  • Canada (Central)
  • Europe (Frankfurt)
  • Europe (Ireland)
  • Europe (London)
  • Europe (Milan)
  • Europe (Paris)
  • Europe (Stockholm)
  • South America (São Paulo)

Introduced by the French governmental agency for health, Agence Française de la Santé Numérique (ASIP Santé), the HDS certification aims to strengthen the security and protection of personal health data. Achieving this certification demonstrates that AWS provides a framework for technical and governance measures to secure and protect personal health data, governed by French law.

Independent third-party auditors evaluated and certified AWS on January 13, 2023. The Certificate of Compliance that demonstrates AWS compliance status is available on the Agence du Numérique en Santé (ANS) website and AWS Artifact. AWS Artifact is a self-service portal for on-demand access to AWS compliance reports. Sign in to AWS Artifact in the AWS Management Console, or learn more at Getting Started with AWS Artifact.

For up-to-date information, including when additional Regions are added, see the AWS Compliance Programs page, and choose HDS.

AWS strives to continuously bring services into the scope of its compliance programs to help you meet your architectural and regulatory needs. If you have questions or feedback about HDS compliance, reach out to your AWS account team.

To learn more about our compliance and security programs, see AWS Compliance Programs. As always, we value your feedback and questions; reach out to the AWS Compliance team through the Contact Us page.

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Janice Leung

Janice is a security audit program manager at AWS, based in New York. She leads security audits across Europe and previously worked in security assurance and technology risk management in the financial industry for 11 years.

AWS achieves GNS Portugal certification for classified information

Post Syndicated from Rodrigo Fiuza original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/aws-achieves-gns-portugal-certification-for-classified-information/

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We continue to expand the scope of our assurance programs at Amazon Web Services (AWS), and we are pleased to announce that our Regions and AWS Edge locations in Europe are now certified by the Portuguese GNS/NSO (National Security Office) at the National Restricted level. This certification demonstrates our ongoing commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for cloud service providers to process, transmit, and store classified data.

The GNS certification is based on NIST SP800-53 R4 and CSA CCM v4 frameworks, with the goal of protecting the processing and transmission of classified information.

AWS was evaluated by Adyta Lda, an independent third-party auditor, and by GNS Portugal. The Certificate of Compliance illustrating the compliance status of AWS is available on the GNS Certifications page and through AWS Artifact. AWS Artifact is a self-service portal for on-demand access to AWS compliance reports. Sign in to AWS Artifact in the AWS Management Console, or learn more at Getting Started with AWS Artifact.

As of this writing, 26 services offered in Europe are in scope of this certification. For up-to-date information, including when additional services are added, see the AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program and select GNS.

AWS strives to continuously bring services into the scope of its compliance programs to help you meet your architectural and regulatory needs. If you have questions or feedback about GNS Portugal compliance, reach out to your AWS account team.

To learn more about our compliance and security programs, see AWS Compliance Programs. As always, we value your feedback and questions; reach out to the AWS Compliance team through the Contact Us page.

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Rodrigo Fiuza

Rodrigo is a Security Audit Manager at AWS, based in São Paulo. He leads audits, attestations, certifications, and assessments across Latin America, Caribbean and Europe. Rodrigo has previously worked in risk management, security assurance, and technology audits for the past 12 years.

AWS achieves its second ISMAP authorization in Japan

Post Syndicated from Hidetoshi Takeuchi original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/aws-achieves-its-second-ismap-authorization-in-japan/

Earning and maintaining customer trust is an ongoing commitment at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Our customers’ security requirements drive the scope and portfolio of the compliance reports, attestations, and certifications we pursue. We’re excited to announce that AWS has achieved authorization under the Information System Security Management and Assessment Program (ISMAP) program, effective from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. The authorization scope covers a total of 145 AWS services (an increase of 22 services over the previous authorization) across 22 AWS Regions, including the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region and the Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region. This is the second time AWS has undergone an assessment since ISMAP was first published by the ISMAP steering committee in March 2020.

ISMAP is a Japanese government program for assessing the security of public cloud services. The purpose of ISMAP is to provide a common set of security standards for cloud service providers (CSPs) to comply with as a baseline requirement for government procurement. ISMAP introduces security requirements for cloud domains, practices, and procedures that CSPs must implement. CSPs must engage with an ISMAP-approved third-party assessor to assess compliance with the ISMAP security requirements in order to apply as an ISMAP-registered CSP. The ISMAP program will evaluate the security of each CSP and register those that satisfy the Japanese government’s security requirements. Upon successful ISMAP registration of CSPs, government procurement departments and agencies can accelerate their engagement with the registered CSPs and contribute to the smooth introduction of cloud services in government information systems.

The achievement of this authorization demonstrates the proactive approach AWS has taken to help customers meet compliance requirements set by the Japanese government and to deliver secure AWS services to our customers. Service providers and customers of AWS can use the ISMAP authorization of AWS services to support their own ISMAP authorization programs. The full list of 145 ISMAP-authorized AWS services is available on the AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program webpage, and you can also use the ISMAP Customer Package on AWS Artifact. You can confirm the AWS ISMAP authorization status and find detailed scope information on the ISMAP Portal.

As always, we are committed to bringing new services and Regions into the scope of our ISMAP program, based on your business needs. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact your AWS Account Manager.

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Hidetoshi Takeuchi

Hidetoshi Takeuchi

Hidetoshi is the Audit Program Manager for the Asia Pacific Region, leading Japan security certification and authorization programs. Hidetoshi has worked in information technology security, risk management, security assurance, and technology audits for the past 25 years. He is passionate about delivering programs that build customers’ trust and provide them with assurance on cloud security.

AWS achieves TISAX certification (Information with Very High Protection Needs (AL3)

Post Syndicated from Janice Leung original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/aws-achieves-tisax-certification-information-with-very-high-protection-needs-al3/

We’re excited to announce the completion of the Trusted Information Security Assessment Exchange (TISAX) certification on June 30, 2022 for 19 AWS Regions. These Regions achieved the Information with Very High Protection Needs (AL3) label for the control domains Information Handling and Data Protection. This alignment with TISAX requirements demonstrates our continued commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for cloud service providers. AWS automotive customers can run their applications in the AWS Cloud certified Regions in confidence.

The following 19 Regions are currently TISAX certified:

  • US East (Ohio)
  • US East (Northern Virginia)
  • US West (Oregon)
  • Africa (Cape Town)
  • Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)
  • Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
  • Asia Pacific (Osaka)
  • Asia Pacific (Korea)
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
  • Canada (Central)
  • Europe (Frankfurt)
  • Europe (Ireland)
  • Europe (London)
  • Europe (Milan)
  • Europe (Paris)
  • Europe (Stockholm)
  • South America (Sao Paulo)

TISAX is a European automotive industry-standard information security assessment (ISA) catalog based on key aspects of information security, such as data protection and connection to third parties.

AWS was evaluated and certified by independent third-party auditors on June 30, 2022. The Certificate of Compliance demonstrating the AWS compliance status is available on the European Network Exchange (ENX) Portal (the scope ID and assessment ID are SM22TH and AYA2D4-1, respectively) and through AWS Artifact. AWS Artifact is a self-service portal for on-demand access to AWS compliance reports. Sign in to AWS Artifact in the AWS Management Console, or learn more at Getting Started with AWS Artifact.

For up-to-date information, including when additional Regions are added, see the AWS Compliance Program, and choose TISAX.

AWS strives to continuously bring services into scope of its compliance programs to help you meet your architectural and regulatory needs. Please reach out to your AWS account team if you have questions or feedback about TISAX compliance.

To learn more about our compliance and security programs, see AWS Compliance Programs. As always, we value your feedback and questions; reach out to the AWS Compliance team through the Contact Us page.

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Janice Leung

Janice is a security audit program manager at AWS, based in New York. She leads security audits across Europe and has previously worked in security assurance and technology risk management in the financial industry for 10 years.

AWS achieves HDS certification to three additional Regions

Post Syndicated from Janice Leung original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/aws-achieves-hds-certification-to-three-additional-regions/

We’re excited to announce that three additional AWS Regions—Asia Pacific (Korea), Europe (London), and Europe (Stockholm)—have been granted the Health Data Hosting (Hébergeur de Données de Santé, HDS) certification. This alignment with the HDS requirements demonstrates our continued commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for cloud service providers. AWS customers who handle personal health data can be hosted in the AWS Cloud certified Regions with confidence.

The following 16 Regions are now in scope of this certification:

  • US East (Ohio)
  • US East (Northern Virginia)
  • US West (Northern California)
  • US West (Oregon)
  • Asia Pacific (Mumbai)
  • Asia Pacific (Korea)
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)
  • Canada (Central)
  • Europe (Frankfurt)
  • Europe (Ireland)
  • Europe (London)
  • Europe (Paris)
  • Europe (Stockholm)
  • South America (Sao Paulo)

Introduced by the French governmental agency for health, Agence Française de la Santé Numérique (ASIP Santé), HDS certification aims to strengthen the security and protection of personal health data. Achieving this certification demonstrates that AWS provides a framework for technical and governance measures to secure and protect personal health data, governed by French law.

AWS was evaluated and certified by independent third-party auditors on June 30, 2022. The Certificate of Compliance demonstrating the AWS compliance status is available on the Agence du Numérique en Santé (ANS) website and through AWS Artifact. AWS Artifact is a self-service portal for on-demand access to AWS compliance reports. Sign in to AWS Artifact in the AWS Management Console, or learn more at Getting Started with AWS Artifact.

For up-to-date information, including when additional Regions are added, see the AWS Compliance Program, and choose HDS.

AWS strives to continuously bring services into scope of its compliance programs to help you meet your architectural and regulatory needs. Please reach out to your AWS account team if you have questions or feedback about HDS compliance.

To learn more about our compliance and security programs, see AWS Compliance Programs. As always, we value your feedback and questions; reach out to the AWS Compliance team through the Contact Us page.

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Janice Leung

Janice is a security audit program manager at AWS, based in New York. She leads security audits across Europe and has previously worked in security assurance and technology risk management in the financial industry for 10 years.