AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide
AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide

Amazon GuardDuty

Amazon GuardDuty is a continuous security monitoring service. Amazon GuardDuty can help to identify unexpected and potentially unauthorized or malicious activity in your AWS environment.

The following list details the differences for using this service in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region compared to other AWS Regions:

  • There is no support for using AWS CloudFormation to set up Amazon GuardDuty resources in AWS GovCloud (US).

  • You cannot use the Enable GuardDuty StackSet feature to enable Amazon GuardDuty in multiple accounts at the same time due to the lack of AWS CloudFormation support. To bypass this limitation, use the Python scripts described in the Amazon GuardDuty documentation.

  • Cross-region data transfer is not supported.

  • The following DNS-related findings types will not be generated in AWS GovCloud (US).

    • Trojan:EC2/BlackholeTraffic!DNS

    • Trojan:EC2/DriveBySourceTraffic!DNS

    • Trojan:EC2/DropPoint!DNS

    • Backdoor:EC2/C&CActivity.B!DNS

    • CryptoCurrency:EC2/BitcoinTool.B!DNS

    • Trojan:EC2/DGADomainRequest.B

    • Trojan:EC2/DNSDataExfiltration

    • Trojan:EC2/DGADomainRequest.C!DNS

    • Trojan:EC2/PhishingDomainRequest!DNS

For more information about Amazon GuardDuty, see the Amazon GuardDuty documentation.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud (US) has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted
  • All data entered, stored, and processed in Amazon GuardDuty can contain ITAR-regulated data.

  • None

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