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announced a free enhancement to its Simple Storage Service (S3) which
will allow users to encrypt their data on upload, making S3 a secure
storage site in the cloud.
From the announcement:
Amazon S3 Server Side Encryption employs strong multi-factor
encryption. Each object is encrypted with a unique key. As an
additional safeguard, this key is itself encrypted with a regularly
rotated master key. Amazon S3 Server Side Encryption uses one of the
strongest block ciphers available — 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard
(AES-256) — to encrypt your data. For customers seeking to comply with
certain regulations such as PCI and HIPAA, Amazon S3 Server Side
Encryption may be used as part of an overall strategy to encrypt
sensitive data for regulatory or compliance reasons.
Today we’re excited to announce a new encryption feature, Amazon S3
Server Side Encryption (SSE). Amazon S3 SSE provides you the ability to
encrypt data stored at rest in Amazon S3. With Amazon S3 SSE, you can
encrypt data on upload simply by adding an additional request header
when writing the object to Amazon S3. Decryption happens automatically
when data is retrieved.
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