Compliance Validation for AWS Control Tower - AWS Control Tower

Compliance Validation for AWS Control Tower

AWS Control Tower is a well-architected service that can help your organization meet your compliance needs with guardrails and best practices. Additionally, third-party auditors assess the security and compliance of a number of the services you can use in your landing zone as a part of multiple AWS compliance programs. These include SOC, PCI, FedRAMP, HIPAA, and others.

For a list of AWS services in scope of specific compliance programs, see AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program. For general information, see AWS Compliance Programs.

You can download third-party audit reports using AWS Artifact. For more information, see Downloading Reports in AWS Artifact in the AWS Artifact User Guide.

Your compliance responsibility when using AWS Control Tower is determined by the sensitivity of your data, your company’s compliance objectives, and applicable laws and regulations. AWS provides the following resources to help with compliance:

  • Security and Compliance Quick Start Guides – These deployment guides discuss architectural considerations and provide steps for deploying security- and compliance-focused baseline environments on AWS.

  • Architecting for HIPAA Security and Compliance Whitepaper – This whitepaper describes how companies can use AWS to create HIPAA-compliant applications.

  • AWS Compliance Resources – This collection of workbooks and guides might apply to your industry and location.

  • AWS Config – This AWS service assesses how well your resource configurations comply with internal practices, industry guidelines, and regulations.

  • AWS Security Hub – This AWS service provides a comprehensive view of your security state within AWS that helps you check your compliance with security industry standards and best practices.