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Amazon GuardDuty controls

These controls are related to GuardDuty resources.

These controls may not be available in all AWS Regions. For more information, see Availability of controls by Region.

[GuardDuty.1] GuardDuty should be enabled

Related requirements: PCI DSS v3.2.1/11.4, NIST.800-53.r5 AC-2(12), NIST.800-53.r5 AU-6(1), NIST.800-53.r5 AU-6(5), NIST.800-53.r5 CA-7, NIST.800-53.r5 CM-8(3), NIST.800-53.r5 RA-3(4), NIST.800-53.r5 SA-11(1), NIST.800-53.r5 SA-11(6), NIST.800-53.r5 SA-15(2), NIST.800-53.r5 SA-15(8), NIST.800-53.r5 SA-8(19), NIST.800-53.r5 SA-8(21), NIST.800-53.r5 SA-8(25), NIST.800-53.r5 SC-5, NIST.800-53.r5 SC-5(1), NIST.800-53.r5 SC-5(3), NIST.800-53.r5 SI-20, NIST.800-53.r5 SI-3(8), NIST.800-53.r5 SI-4, NIST.800-53.r5 SI-4(1), NIST.800-53.r5 SI-4(13), NIST.800-53.r5 SI-4(2), NIST.800-53.r5 SI-4(22), NIST.800-53.r5 SI-4(25), NIST.800-53.r5 SI-4(4), NIST.800-53.r5 SI-4(5)

Category: Detect > Detection services

Severity: High

Resource type: AWS::::Account

AWS Config rule: guardduty-enabled-centralized

Schedule type: Periodic

Parameters: None

This control checks whether Amazon GuardDuty is enabled in your GuardDuty account and Region.

It is highly recommended that you enable GuardDuty in all supported AWS Regions. Doing so allows GuardDuty to generate findings about unauthorized or unusual activity, even in Regions that you do not actively use. This also allows GuardDuty to monitor CloudTrail events for global AWS services such as IAM.

Remediation

To remediate this issue, you enable GuardDuty.

For details on how to enable GuardDuty, including how to use AWS Organizations to manage multiple accounts, see Getting started with GuardDuty in the Amazon GuardDuty User Guide.

[GuardDuty.2] GuardDuty filters should be tagged

Category: Identify > Inventory > Tagging

Severity: Low

Resource type: AWS::GuardDuty::Filter

AWS Config rule: tagged-guardduty-filter (custom Security Hub rule)

Schedule type: Change triggered

Parameters:

Parameter Description Type Allowed custom values Security Hub default value
requiredTagKeys List of non-system tag keys that the evaluated resource must contain. Tag keys are case sensitive. StringList List of tags that meet AWS requirements No default value

This control checks whether an Amazon GuardDuty filter has tags with the specific keys defined in the parameter requiredTagKeys. The control fails if the filter doesn’t have any tag keys or if it doesn’t have all the keys specified in the parameter requiredTagKeys. If the parameter requiredTagKeys isn't provided, the control only checks for the existence of a tag key and fails if the filter isn't tagged with any key. System tags, which are automatically applied and begin with aws:, are ignored.

A tag is a label that you assign to an AWS resource, and it consists of a key and an optional value. You can create tags to categorize resources by purpose, owner, environment, or other criteria. Tags can help you identify, organize, search for, and filter resources. Tagging also helps you track accountable resource owners for actions and notifications. When you use tagging, you can implement attribute-based access control (ABAC) as an authorization strategy, which defines permissions based on tags. You can attach tags to IAM entities (users or roles) and to AWS resources. You can create a single ABAC policy or a separate set of policies for your IAM principals. You can design these ABAC policies to allow operations when the principal's tag matches the resource tag. For more information, see What is ABAC for AWS? in the IAM User Guide.

Note

Don’t add personally identifiable information (PII) or other confidential or sensitive information in tags. Tags are accessible to many AWS services, including AWS Billing. For more tagging best practices, see Tagging your AWS resources in the AWS General Reference.

Remediation

To add tags to a GuardDuty filter, see TagResource in the Amazon GuardDuty API Reference.

[GuardDuty.3] GuardDuty IPSets should be tagged

Category: Identify > Inventory > Tagging

Severity: Low

Resource type: AWS::GuardDuty::IPSet

AWS Config rule: tagged-guardduty-ipset (custom Security Hub rule)

Schedule type: Change triggered

Parameters:

Parameter Description Type Allowed custom values Security Hub default value
requiredTagKeys List of non-system tag keys that the evaluated resource must contain. Tag keys are case sensitive. StringList List of tags that meet AWS requirements No default value

This control checks whether an Amazon GuardDuty IPSet has tags with the specific keys defined in the parameter requiredTagKeys. The control fails if the IPSet doesn’t have any tag keys or if it doesn’t have all the keys specified in the parameter requiredTagKeys. If the parameter requiredTagKeys isn't provided, the control only checks for the existence of a tag key and fails if the IPSet isn't tagged with any key. System tags, which are automatically applied and begin with aws:, are ignored.

A tag is a label that you assign to an AWS resource, and it consists of a key and an optional value. You can create tags to categorize resources by purpose, owner, environment, or other criteria. Tags can help you identify, organize, search for, and filter resources. Tagging also helps you track accountable resource owners for actions and notifications. When you use tagging, you can implement attribute-based access control (ABAC) as an authorization strategy, which defines permissions based on tags. You can attach tags to IAM entities (users or roles) and to AWS resources. You can create a single ABAC policy or a separate set of policies for your IAM principals. You can design these ABAC policies to allow operations when the principal's tag matches the resource tag. For more information, see What is ABAC for AWS? in the IAM User Guide.

Note

Don’t add personally identifiable information (PII) or other confidential or sensitive information in tags. Tags are accessible to many AWS services, including AWS Billing. For more tagging best practices, see Tagging your AWS resources in the AWS General Reference.

Remediation

To add tags to a GuardDuty IPSet, see TagResource in the Amazon GuardDuty API Reference.

[GuardDuty.4] GuardDuty detectors should be tagged

Category: Identify > Inventory > Tagging

Severity: Low

Resource type: AWS::GuardDuty::Detector

AWS Config rule: tagged-guardduty-detector (custom Security Hub rule)

Schedule type: Change triggered

Parameters:

Parameter Description Type Allowed custom values Security Hub default value
requiredTagKeys List of non-system tag keys that the evaluated resource must contain. Tag keys are case sensitive. StringList List of tags that meet AWS requirements No default value

This control checks whether an Amazon GuardDuty detector has tags with the specific keys defined in the parameter requiredTagKeys. The control fails if the detector doesn’t have any tag keys or if it doesn’t have all the keys specified in the parameter requiredTagKeys. If the parameter requiredTagKeys isn't provided, the control only checks for the existence of a tag key and fails if the detector isn't tagged with any key. System tags, which are automatically applied and begin with aws:, are ignored.

A tag is a label that you assign to an AWS resource, and it consists of a key and an optional value. You can create tags to categorize resources by purpose, owner, environment, or other criteria. Tags can help you identify, organize, search for, and filter resources. Tagging also helps you track accountable resource owners for actions and notifications. When you use tagging, you can implement attribute-based access control (ABAC) as an authorization strategy, which defines permissions based on tags. You can attach tags to IAM entities (users or roles) and to AWS resources. You can create a single ABAC policy or a separate set of policies for your IAM principals. You can design these ABAC policies to allow operations when the principal's tag matches the resource tag. For more information, see What is ABAC for AWS? in the IAM User Guide.

Note

Don’t add personally identifiable information (PII) or other confidential or sensitive information in tags. Tags are accessible to many AWS services, including AWS Billing. For more tagging best practices, see Tagging your AWS resources in the AWS General Reference.

Remediation

To add tags to a GuardDuty detector, see TagResource in the Amazon GuardDuty API Reference.