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[ aws . securityhub ]



Returns a list of the available standards in Security Hub.

For each standard, the results include the standard ARN, the name, and a description.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--next-token <value>]
[--max-results <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--next-token (string)

The token that is required for pagination. On your first call to the DescribeStandards operation, set the value of this parameter to NULL .

For subsequent calls to the operation, to continue listing data, set the value of this parameter to the value returned from the previous response.

--max-results (integer)

The maximum number of standards to return.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To return a list of available standards

The following describe-standards example returns the list of available standards.

aws securityhub describe-standards


    "Standards": [
            "StandardsArn": "arn:aws:securityhub:us-west-1::standards/aws-foundational-security-best-practices/v/1.0.0",
            "Name": "AWS Foundational Security Best Practices v1.0.0",
            "Description": "The AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard is a set of automated security checks that detect when AWS accounts and deployed resources do not align to security best practices. The standard is defined by AWS security experts. This curated set of controls helps improve your security posture in AWS, and cover AWS's most popular and foundational services.",
            "EnabledByDefault": true
            "StandardsArn": "arn:aws:securityhub:::ruleset/cis-aws-foundations-benchmark/v/1.2.0",
            "Name": "CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark v1.2.0",
            "Description": "The Center for Internet Security (CIS) AWS Foundations Benchmark v1.2.0 is a set of security configuration best practices for AWS. This Security Hub standard automatically checks for your compliance readiness against a subset of CIS requirements.",
            "EnabledByDefault": true
            "StandardsArn": "arn:aws:securityhub:us-west-1::standards/pci-dss/v/3.2.1",
            "Name": "PCI DSS v3.2.1",
            "Description": "The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) v3.2.1 is an information security standard for entities that store, process, and/or transmit cardholder data. This Security Hub standard automatically checks for your compliance readiness against a subset of PCI DSS requirements.",
            "EnabledByDefault": false

For more information, see Security standards in AWS Security Hub in the AWS Security Hub User Guide.


Standards -> (list)

A list of available standards.


Provides information about a specific standard.

StandardsArn -> (string)

The ARN of a standard.

Name -> (string)

The name of the standard.

Description -> (string)

A description of the standard.

EnabledByDefault -> (boolean)

Whether the standard is enabled by default. When Security Hub is enabled from the console, if a standard is enabled by default, the check box for that standard is selected by default.

When Security Hub is enabled using the EnableSecurityHub API operation, the standard is enabled by default unless EnableDefaultStandards is set to false .

NextToken -> (string)

The pagination token to use to request the next page of results.