Amazon Web Services (AWS) is pleased to announce the issuance of the new Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalogue (C5) Type 2 attestation report. We added 18 additional services and service features to the scope of the 2021 report.

Germany’s national cybersecurity authority, Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), established C5 to define a reference standard for German cloud security requirements. The C5 Type 2 report covers the time period from October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021. It was issued by an independent third-party attestation organization, and assesses the design and the operational effectiveness of AWS’s controls against the new version C5:2020’s basic and additional criteria.

Customers in Germany and other European countries can use AWS’s attestation report to confirm that AWS meets the security requirements of the C5:2020 framework, and to review the details of the tested controls. This attestation demonstrates our commitment to meet and exceed the security expectations for cloud service providers set by the BSI.

AWS has added the following 18 services and service features to the new C5 scope:

You can see a current list of the services in scope for C5 on the AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program page.

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 the C5 report.

The C5 report and Continuing Operations Letter is available to AWS customers through AWS Artifact. For more information, see Cloud Computing Compliance Controls Catalogue (C5).

 
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Mercy Kanengoni

Mercy Kanengoni

Mercy is a Security Audit Program Manager at AWS based in Manchester, UK. She leads security audits across Europe, and she has previously worked in security assurance and technology risk management.

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Karthik Amrutesh

Karthik is a Senior Manager, Security Assurance at AWS based in New York, U.S. His team is responsible for audits, attestations, certifications, and assessments globally. Karthik has previously worked in risk management, security assurance, and technology audits for the past 18 years.