Compliance validation for Amazon OpenSearch Service - Amazon OpenSearch Service (successor to Amazon Elasticsearch Service)

Compliance validation for Amazon OpenSearch Service

Third-party auditors assess the security and compliance of Amazon OpenSearch Service as part of multiple AWS compliance programs. These programs include SOC, PCI, and HIPAA.

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.

If you have compliance requirements, consider using any version of OpenSearch or Elasticsearch 6.0 or later. Earlier versions of Elasticsearch don't offer a combination of encryption of data at rest and node-to-node encryption and are unlikely to meet your needs. You might also consider using any version of OpenSearch or Elasticsearch 6.7 or later if fine-grained access control is important to your use case.

Regardless, choosing a particular OpenSearch or Elasticsearch version when you create a domain does not guarantee compliance. Your compliance responsibility when using OpenSearch Service 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.