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AWS completes the annual Dubai Electronic Security Centre certification audit to operate as a Tier 1 cloud service provider in the Emirate of Dubai

Post Syndicated from Vishal Pabari original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/aws-completes-the-annual-dubai-electronic-security-centre-certification-audit-to-operate-as-a-tier-1-cloud-service-provider-in-the-emirate-of-dubai/

We’re excited to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has completed the annual Dubai Electronic Security Centre (DESC) certification audit to operate as a Tier 1 cloud service provider (CSP) for the AWS Middle East (UAE) Region.

This alignment with DESC requirements demonstrates our continuous commitment to adhere to the heightened expectations for CSPs. Government customers of AWS can run their applications in AWS Cloud-certified Regions with confidence.

The independent third-party auditor BSI evaluated AWS on behalf of DESC on January 23, 2024. The Certificate of Compliance that illustrates the compliance status of AWS 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.

The certification includes 25 additional services in scope, for a total of 87 services. This is a 40% increase in the number of services in the Middle East (UAE) Region that are in scope of the DESC CSP certification. For up-to-date information, including when additional services are added, see the AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program webpage and choose DESC CSP.

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 DESC 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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Vishal Pabari

Vishal Pabari

Vishal is a Security Assurance Program Manager at AWS, based in London, UK. Vishal is responsible for third-party and customer audits, attestations, certifications, and assessments across EMEA. Vishal previously worked in risk and control, and technology in the financial services industry.

2023 ISO and CSA STAR certificates now available with ISO 27001 transition from 2013 to 2022 version

Post Syndicated from Atulsing Patil original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/2023-iso-and-csa-star-certificates-now-available-with-iso-27001-transition-from-2013-to-2022-version/

Amazon Web Services (AWS) successfully completed a surveillance audit 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 Certify Point auditors conducted the audit and reissued the certificates on Nov 22, 2023. The objective of the audit was to assess the level of compliance for AWS services and Regions with the requirements of the applicable international standards.

For ISO 27001, we updated our ISO 27001:2013 certification to the 27001:2022 version.

For ISO 9001:2015, 27001:2022, 27017:2015, 27018:2019, 27701:2019, and 22301:2019, we added seven additional AWS services to the scope of this surveillance audit since the last certification issued on May 23, 2023. The seven additional services are:

For 20000-1:2018, we added additional 65 services (including the seven noted previously) to the scope of this surveillance audit since the last certification issued on Dec 13, 2022.

For a full list of AWS services that are certified under ISO and CSA STAR, please see the AWS ISO and CSA STAR Certified page. Customers can also access the certifications in the AWS Management Console through AWS Artifact.

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Atul Patil

Atulsing Patil

Atulsing is a Compliance Program Manager at AWS. He has 27 years of consulting experience in information technology and information security management. Atulsing holds a Master of Science in Electronics degree and professional certifications such as CCSP, CISSP, CISM, CDPSE, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, HITRUST CSF, Archer Certified Consultant, and AWS CCP.

Nimesh Ravas

Nimesh Ravasa

Nimesh is a Compliance Program Manager at AWS, where he leads multiple security and privacy initiatives. Nimesh has 15 years of experience in information security and holds CISSP, CDPSE, CISA, PMP, CSX, AWS Solutions Architect – Associate, and AWS Security Specialty certifications.

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.