Gaining and maintaining customer trust is an ongoing commitment at Amazon Web Services (AWS). We are continuously expanding our compliance programs to provide customers with more tools and resources to be able to perform effective due diligence on AWS. We are excited to announce the availability of the AWS CyberGRX report for our customers.
With the increase in adoption of cloud platforms and services across multiple sectors and industries, AWS has become one of the most critical components of customers’ third-party ecosystems. Regulated customers, such as those in the financial services sector, are held to higher standards by their regulators and auditors when it comes to exercising effective due diligence on their third parties. Customers are using third-party cyber risk management (TPCRM) platforms such as CyberGRX to better manage risks from their evolving third-party ecosystems and drive operational efficiencies. To help customers in such efforts, AWS has completed CyberGRX assessment of its security posture. The assessment is performed annually and is validated by independent CyberGRX partners.
CyberGRX assessment applies a dynamic approach to third-party risk assessment, which is updated in line with changes in risk level of cloud service providers, 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 This approach eliminates outdated static spreadsheets for third-party risk assessments, in which the risk matrices are not updated in near real time. CyberGRX assessment provides advanced capabilities by integrating AWS responses with analytics, threat intelligence, and sophisticated risk models to provide an in-depth view of the AWS security posture. In addition, AWS customers can use CyberGRX’s Framework Mapper feature to map AWS assessment controls and responses to well-known industry standards and frameworks (such as NIST 800-53, NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), ISO 27001, PCI DSS, HIPAA) which can significantly reduce customers’ third-party supplier due-diligence burden.
The AWS CyberGRX report is available to all customers free of cost. Customers can request access to the report by completing an access request form, available on the AWS CyberGRX page.
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