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Amazon Web Services Achieves ISO 27001 Certification for Security

Independent audit verifies that AWS meets detailed standards for security best practices and controls

Amazon Web Services today announced it has achieved ISO 27001 certification for its AWS infrastructure, data centers and services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

Independent audit verifies that AWS meets detailed standards for security best practices and controls

Amazon Web Services today announced it has achieved ISO 27001 certification for its AWS infrastructure, data centers and services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

ISO 27001 (ISO/IEC 27001) is a global security standard that sets out requirements for an Information Security Management System. In order to achieve the certification, a company must show it has a systematic and ongoing approach to managing sensitive company and customer information. AWS is now recognized as fully compliant with the global security standard for all AWS regions worldwide, and has also established a formal program to maintain the certification. 

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“Amazon Web Services is continuing its commitment to provide further assurance of AWS security controls and practices through third-party audits and certifications such as SAS 70 Type II and ISO 27001,” said Stephen Schmidt, Chief Information Security Officer for Amazon Web Services. “Via ISO 27001 and other certifications, we continue to provide our customers with confidence that our security controls and practices follow internationally-recognized security standards.”

Earlier this year Amazon Web Services launched Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) service in the Europe (which was previously available in the US) which enables AWS customers to connect their existing IT infrastructure to AWS resources, enabling lower latency and the ability to ensure that data remains in the EU, easing compliance with EU data privacy laws.

Additionally, AWS added support for HTTPS secure content delivery for its content delivery network, CloudFront earlier in the year.

To learn more about Amazon Web Services security certifications, including SAS 70 Type II, and other AWS security practices, visit http://aws.amazon.com/security/

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