Viewing the details of a control - AWS Audit Manager

Viewing the details of a control

You can open a control and view its details at any time.

To view the details of a control

  1. Open the AWS Audit Manager console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/auditmanager/home.

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Control library to see a list of available controls.

  3. Select the Standard controls tab or the Custom controls tab to browse the available standard and custom controls.

  4. Select any control name to view the details for that control.

When you open a control, you will see a summary page. The sections of this page and their contents are described below.

Sections of the control details page

Summary

The Summary section provides an overview of the control. It includes the following information:

  1. Control name – The name given to the control.

  2. Control type – Specifies whether the control is a standard or custom control.

  3. Control sources – The number of data sources for this control.

  4. Tags – The number of tags associated with this control.

Control details tab

  • The Control details section provides an overview of the control. It includes the following information:

    • Control name – The name given to the control.

    • Control description – The description of the control.

  • The Testing information section provides a description of the recommended testing procedures for this control, such as a list of associated AWS Security Hub security checks or AWS Config rules.

  • The Data sources section provides an overview of the data source for the control. It includes the following information:

    • Name – The name of the data source from which AWS Audit Manager collects evidence

    • Data source – The name of the AWS service that contains this data.

    • Attribute – The associated attribute value for retrieving the data from the data source. For example, this can be the parameter attribute used when making a describe API call to an AWS service.

    • Frequency – The frequency of evidence collection from this data source. The frequency varies depending on the data source. For more information, choose the value in the column or see Evidence collection frequency.

  • The Action plan section describes the recommended actions to carry out if the control is not fulfilled. It includes the following information:

    • Title – The title of the action plan.

    • Action plan instructions – The specific actions to carry out if the control is not fulfilled.

Tags tab

The Tags tab provides an overview of the tags associated with the control.

It includes the following information:

  1. Key – The key of the tag, such as a compliance standard, regulation, or category.

  2. Value – The value of the tag.