Compliance Validation for Amazon S3 - Amazon Simple Storage Service
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Compliance Validation for Amazon S3

The security and compliance of Amazon S3 is assessed by third-party auditors as part of multiple Amazon compliance programs, including the following:

  • System and Organization Controls (SOC)

  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

  • Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)

  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Amazon provides a frequently updated list of Amazon services in scope of specific compliance programs at Amazon Services in Scope by Compliance Program.

Third-party audit reports are available for you to download using Amazon Artifact. For more information, see Downloading Reports in Amazon Artifact.

For more information about Amazon compliance programs, see Amazon Compliance Programs.

Your compliance responsibility when using Amazon S3 is determined by the sensitivity of your data, your organization’s compliance objectives, and applicable laws and regulations. If your use of Amazon S3 is subject to compliance with standards like HIPAA, PCI, or FedRAMP, Amazon provides resources to help:

  • Security and Compliance Quick Start Guides that discuss architectural considerations and steps for deploying security- and compliance-focused baseline environments on Amazon.

  • Architecting for HIPAA Security and Compliance outlines how companies use Amazon to help them meet HIPAA requirements.

  • Amazon Compliance Resources provide several different workbooks and guides that might apply to your industry and location.

  • Amazon Config can be used to assess how well your resource configurations comply with internal practices, industry guidelines, and regulations.

  • Amazon Security Hub provides you with a comprehensive view of your security state within Amazon and helps you check your compliance with security industry standards and best practices.

  • Using S3 Object Lock can help you meet technical requirements of financial services regulators (such as the SEC, FINRA, and CFTC) that require write once, read many (WORM) data storage for certain types of books and records information.

  • Amazon S3 Inventory can help you audit and report on the replication and encryption status of your objects for business, compliance, and regulatory needs.