Working with audit frameworks - AWS Backup

Working with audit frameworks

A framework is a collection of controls that helps you to evaluate your backup practices. You can use pre-built, customizable controls to define your policies and evaluate whether your backup practices comply with your policies. You can also set up automatic daily reports to gain insights into the compliance status of your frameworks.

Each framework applies to a single account and AWS Region. You can deploy a maximum of 15 frameworks per account per Region. You cannot deploy duplicate frameworks (frameworks that contain the same controls and parameters).

There are two different types of frameworks:

  • The AWS Backup framework (recommended) – Use the AWS Backup framework to deploy all available controls to monitor your backup activity, coverage, and resources against the best practices that we recommend.

  • A custom framework that you define – Use a custom framework to choose one or more specific controls and to customize control parameters.