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Today we want to tell you about some of the engaging data protection and privacy sessions planned for AWS re:Inforce. AWS re:Inforce is a learning conference where you can learn more about on security, compliance, identity, and privacy. When you attend the event, you have access to hundreds of technical and business sessions, an AWS Partner expo hall, a keynote speech from AWS Security leaders, and more. AWS re:Inforce 2022 will take place in-person in Boston, MA on July 26 and 27. re:Inforce 2022 features content in the following five areas:

  • Data protection and privacy
  • Governance, risk, and compliance
  • Identity and access management
  • Network and infrastructure security
  • Threat detection and incident response

This post will highlight of some of the data protection and privacy offerings that you can sign up for, including breakout sessions, chalk talks, builders’ sessions, and workshops. For the full catalog of all tracks, see the AWS re:Inforce session preview.

Breakout sessions

Lecture-style presentations that cover topics at all levels and delivered by AWS experts, builders, customers, and partners. Breakout sessions typically include 10–15 minutes of Q&A at the end.

DPP 101: Building privacy compliance on AWS
In this session, learn where technology meets governance with an emphasis on building. With the privacy regulation landscape continuously changing, organizations need innovative technical solutions to help solve privacy compliance challenges. This session covers three unique customer use cases and explores privacy management, technology maturity, and how AWS services can address specific concerns. The studies presented help identify where you are in the privacy journey, provide actions you can take, and illustrate ways you can work towards privacy compliance optimization on AWS.

DPP201: Meta’s secure-by-design approach to supporting AWS applications
Meta manages a globally distributed data center infrastructure with a growing number of AWS Cloud applications. With all applications, Meta starts by understanding data security and privacy requirements alongside application use cases. This session covers the secure-by-design approach for AWS applications that helps Meta put automated safeguards before deploying applications. Learn how Meta handles account lifecycle management through provisioning, maintaining, and closing accounts. The session also details Meta’s global monitoring and alerting systems that use AWS technologies such as Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Config, and Amazon Macie to provide monitoring, access-anomaly detection, and vulnerable-configuration detection.

DPP202: Uplifting AWS service API data protection to TLS 1.2+
AWS is constantly raising the bar to ensure customers use the most modern Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption protocols, which meet regulatory and security standards. In this session, learn how AWS can help you easily identify if you have any applications using older TLS versions. Hear tips and best practices for using AWS CloudTrail Lake to detect the use of outdated TLS protocols, and learn how to update your applications to use only modern versions. Get guidance, including a demo, on building metrics and alarms to help monitor TLS use.

DPP203: Secure code and data in use with AWS confidential compute capabilities
At AWS, confidential computing is defined as the use of specialized hardware and associated firmware to protect in-use customer code and data from unauthorized access. In this session, dive into the hardware- and software-based solutions AWS delivers to provide a secure environment for customer organizations. With confidential compute capabilities such as the AWS Nitro System, AWS Nitro Enclaves, and NitroTPM, AWS offers protection for customer code and sensitive data such as personally identifiable information, intellectual property, and financial and healthcare data. Securing data allows for use cases such as multi-party computation, blockchain, machine learning, cryptocurrency, secure wallet applications, and banking transactions.

Builders’ sessions

Small-group sessions led by an AWS expert who guides you as you build the service or product on your own laptop. Use your laptop to experiment and build along with the AWS expert.

DPP251: Disaster recovery and resiliency for AWS data protection services
Mitigating unknown risks means planning for any situation. To help achieve this, you must architect for resiliency. Disaster recovery (DR) is an important part of your resiliency strategy and concerns how your workload responds when a disaster strikes. To this end, many organizations are adopting architectures that function across multiple AWS Regions as a DR strategy. In this builders’ session, learn how to implement resiliency with AWS data protection services. Attend this session to gain hands-on experience with the implementation of multi-Region architectures for critical AWS security services.

DPP351: Implement advanced access control mechanisms using AWS KMS
Join this builders’ session to learn how to implement access control mechanisms in AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) and enforce fine-grained permissions on sensitive data and resources at scale. Define AWS KMS key policies, use attribute-based access control (ABAC), and discover advanced techniques such as grants and encryption context to solve challenges in real-world use cases. This builders’ session is aimed at security engineers, security architects, and anyone responsible for implementing security controls such as segregating duties between encryption key owners, users, and AWS services or delegating access to different principals using different policies.

DPP352: TLS offload and containerized applications with AWS CloudHSM
With AWS CloudHSM, you can manage your own encryption keys using FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validated HSMs. This builders’ session covers two common scenarios for CloudHSM: TLS offload using NGINX and OpenSSL Dynamic agent and a containerized application that uses PKCS#11 to perform crypto operations. Learn about scaling containerized applications, discover how metrics and logging can help you improve the observability of your CloudHSM-based applications, and review audit records that you can use to assess compliance requirements.

DPP353: How to implement hybrid public key infrastructure (PKI) on AWS
As organizations migrate workloads to AWS, they may be running a combination of on-premises and cloud infrastructure. When certificates are issued to this infrastructure, having a common root of trust to the certificate hierarchy allows for consistency and interoperability of the public key infrastructure (PKI) solution. In this builders’ session, learn how to deploy a PKI that allows such capabilities in a hybrid environment. This solution uses Windows Certificate Authority (CA) and ACM Private CA to distribute and manage x.509 certificates for Active Directory users, domain controllers, network components, mobile, and AWS services, including Amazon API Gateway, Amazon CloudFront, and Elastic Load Balancing.

Chalk talks

Highly interactive sessions with a small audience. Experts lead you through problems and solutions on a digital whiteboard as the discussion unfolds.

DPP231: Protecting healthcare data on AWS
Achieving strong privacy protection through technology is key to protecting patient. Privacy protection is fundamental for healthcare compliance and is an ongoing process that demands legal, regulatory, and professional standards are continually met. In this chalk talk, learn about data protection, privacy, and how AWS maintains a standards-based risk management program so that the HIPAA-eligible services can specifically support HIPAA administrative, technical, and physical safeguards. Also consider how organizations can use these services to protect healthcare data on AWS in accordance with the shared responsibility model.

DPP232: Protecting business-critical data with AWS migration and storage services
Business-critical applications that were once considered too sensitive to move off premises are now moving to the cloud with an extension of the security perimeter. Join this chalk talk to learn about securely shifting these mature applications to cloud services with the AWS Transfer Family and helping to secure data in Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), Amazon FSx, and Amazon Elastic Block Storage (Amazon EBS). Also learn about tools for ongoing protection as part of the shared responsibility model.

DPP331: Best practices for cutting AWS KMS costs using Amazon S3 bucket keys
Learn how AWS customers are using Amazon S3 bucket keys to cut their AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) request costs by up to 99 percent. In this chalk talk, hear about the best practices for exploring your AWS KMS costs, identifying suitable buckets to enable bucket keys, and providing mechanisms to apply bucket key benefits to existing objects.

DPP332: How to securely enable third-party access
In this chalk talk, learn about ways you can securely enable third-party access to your AWS account. Learn why you should consider using services such as Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Security Hub, AWS Config, and others to improve auditing, alerting, and access control mechanisms. Hardening an account before permitting external access can help reduce security risk and improve the governance of your resources.

Workshops

Interactive learning sessions where you work in small teams to solve problems using AWS Cloud security services. Come prepared with your laptop and a willingness to learn!

DPP271: Isolating and processing sensitive data with AWS Nitro Enclaves
Join this hands-on workshop to learn how to isolate highly sensitive data from your own users, applications, and third-party libraries on your Amazon EC2 instances using AWS Nitro Enclaves. Explore Nitro Enclaves, discuss common use cases, and build and run an enclave. This workshop covers enclave isolation, cryptographic attestation, enclave image files, building a local vsock communication channel, debugging common scenarios, and the enclave lifecycle.

DPP272: Data discovery and classification with Amazon Macie
This workshop familiarizes you with Amazon Macie and how to scan and classify data in your Amazon S3 buckets. Work with Macie (data classification) and AWS Security Hub (centralized security view) to view and understand how data in your environment is stored and to understand any changes in Amazon S3 bucket policies that may negatively affect your security posture. Learn how to create a custom data identifier, plus how to create and scope data discovery and classification jobs in Macie.

DPP273: Architecting for privacy on AWS
In this workshop, follow a regulatory-agnostic approach to build and configure privacy-preserving architectural patterns on AWS including user consent management, data minimization, and cross-border data flows. Explore various services and tools for preserving privacy and protecting data.

DPP371: Building and operating a certificate authority on AWS
In this workshop, learn how to securely set up a complete CA hierarchy using AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority and create certificates for various use cases. These use cases include internal applications that terminate TLS, code signing, document signing, IoT device authentication, and email authenticity verification. The workshop covers job functions such as CA administrators, application developers, and security administrators and shows you how these personas can follow the principal of least privilege to perform various functions associated with certificate management. Also learn how to monitor your public key infrastructure using AWS Security Hub.

If any of these sessions look interesting to you, consider joining us in Boston by registering for re:Inforce 2022. We look forward to seeing you there!

Author

Marta Taggart

Marta is a Seattle-native and Senior Product Marketing Manager in AWS Security Product Marketing, where she focuses on data protection services. Outside of work you’ll find her trying to convince Jack, her rescue dog, not to chase squirrels and crows (with limited success).

Katie Collins

Katie Collins

Katie is a Product Marketing Manager in AWS Security, where she brings her enthusiastic curiosity to deliver products that drive value for customers. Her experience also includes product management at both startups and large companies. With a love for travel, Katie is always eager to visit new places while enjoying a great cup of coffee.