Making an editable copy of an existing framework - AWS Audit Manager

Making an editable copy of an existing framework

Instead of creating a custom framework from scratch, you can use an existing framework as a starting point and make an editable copy. When you do this, the existing framework remains in the framework library, and a new custom framework is created with your specific settings.

You can make an editable copy of any existing framework. It can be either a standard framework or a custom framework.

Step 1: Specify framework details

All framework details, except tags, are carried over from the original framework. Review and modify these details as needed.

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

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Framework library.

  3. Choose the framework you want to use as a starting point, choose Create custom framework, and then choose Make a copy.

  4. In the pop-up window that appears, enter a name for the new custom framework and choose Continue.

  5. Under Framework details, review the name, compliance type, and description for your framework, and change them as needed. The compliance type should indicate the compliance standard or the regulation that's associated with your framework. You can use this keyword to search for your framework.

  6. Under Tags, choose Add new tag to associate a tag with your framework. You can specify a key and a value for each tag. The tag key is mandatory and can be used as a search criteria when you search for this framework in the framework library.

  7. Choose Next.

Step 2: Specify control sets

The control sets are carried over from the original framework. Change the current configuration by adding more controls or removing existing controls as needed.

Note

When you use the Audit Manager console to create a custom framework, you can add up to 10 control sets for each framework.

When you use the Audit Manager API to create a custom framework, you can add more than 10 control sets. To add more control sets than the console currently allows, use the CreateAssessmentFramework API that Audit Manager provides.

To specify a control set
  1. Under Control set name, change the name of the control set as needed.

  2. Under Add controls, add a new control by using the dropdown list to select one of the two control types: Standard controls or Custom controls.

  3. Based on the option that you selected in the previous step, a list of standard controls or custom controls is displayed. Select one or more controls and choose Add to control set.

  4. In the pop-up window that appears, choose Add to control set.

  5. Review the controls that appear in the Selected controls list.

    • To add more controls, repeat steps 2–4.

    • To remove unwanted controls, select one or more controls and choose Remove control.

  6. To add a new control set to the framework, choose Add control set.

  7. To remove an unwanted control set, choose Remove control set.

  8. After you finish adding control sets and controls, choose Next.

Step 3: Review and create the framework

Review the information for your framework. To change the information for a step, choose Edit.

When you're finished, choose Create custom framework.

What can I do next?

After you create your new custom framework, you can create an assessment from your framework. For more information, see Creating an assessment.

For instructions on how to edit your custom framework, see Editing a custom framework.