Subscribing to Security Hub announcements with Amazon Simple Notification Service - AWS Security Hub

Subscribing to Security Hub announcements with Amazon Simple Notification Service

This section provides information about subscribing to Security Hub announcements with Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) to receive notifications about Security Hub.

After subscribing, you will receive notifications about the following events (note the corresponding AnnouncementType for each event):

  • GENERAL – General notifications about the Security Hub service.

  • UPCOMING_STANDARDS_CONTROLS – Specified Security Hub controls or standards will be released soon. This type of announcement helps you prepare response and remediation workflows in advance of a release.

  • NEW_REGIONS – Support for Security Hub is available in a new AWS Region.

  • NEW_STANDARDS_CONTROLS – New Security Hub controls or standards have been added.

  • UPDATED_STANDARDS_CONTROLS – Existing Security Hub controls or standards have been updated.

  • RETIRED_STANDARDS_CONTROLS – Existing Security Hub controls or standards have been retired.

  • UPDATED_ASFF – The AWS Security Finding Format (ASFF) syntax, fields, or values have been updated.

  • NEW_INTEGRATION – New integrations with other AWS services or third-party products are available.

  • NEW_FEATURE – New Security Hub features are available.

  • UPDATED_FEATURE – Existing Security Hub features have been updated.

Notifications are available in all formats that Amazon SNS supports. You can subscribe to Security Hub announcements in all AWS Regions that Security Hub is available in.

Your user account must have sns::subscribe IAM permissions to subscribe to an Amazon SNS topic.

Note

Security Hub sends Amazon SNS announcements about updates to the Security Hub service across AWS to any subscribed account. To receive notifications about findings within your Security Hub account, see Viewing finding lists and details in AWS Security Hub.

You can subscribe to an Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) queue for an Amazon SNS topic, but you must use an Amazon SNS topic Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that is in the same Region. For more information, see Tutorial: Subscribing an Amazon SQS queue to an Amazon SNS topic in the Amazon Simple Queue Service Developer Guide.

You can also use an AWS Lambda function to invoke events when you receive notifications. For more information, see Invoking Lambda functions using Amazon SNS notifications in the Amazon Simple Notification Service Developer Guide.

The Amazon SNS topic ARNs for each Region are as follows.

AWS Region Amazon SNS topic ARN
US East (Ohio) arn:aws:sns:us-east-2:291342846459:SecurityHubAnnouncements
US East (N. Virginia) arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:088139225913:SecurityHubAnnouncements
US West (N. California) arn:aws:sns:us-west-1:137690824926:SecurityHubAnnouncements
US West (Oregon) arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:393883065485:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Africa (Cape Town) arn:aws:sns:af-south-1:463142546776:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) arn:aws:sns:ap-east-1:464812404305:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Asia Pacific (Jakarta) arn:aws:sns:ap-southeast-3:627843640627:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) arn:aws:sns:ap-south-1:707356269775:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Asia Pacific (Osaka) arn:aws:sns:ap-northeast-3:633550238216:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Asia Pacific (Seoul) arn:aws:sns:ap-northeast-2:374299265323:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Asia Pacific (Singapore) arn:aws:sns:ap-southeast-1:512267288502:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Asia Pacific (Sydney) arn:aws:sns:ap-southeast-2:475730049140:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) arn:aws:sns:ap-northeast-1:592469075483:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Canada (Central) arn:aws:sns:ca-central-1:137749997395:SecurityHubAnnouncements
China (Beijing) arn:aws-cn:sns:cn-north-1:672341567257:SecurityHubAnnouncements
China (Ningxia) arn:aws-cn:sns:cn-northwest-1:672534482217:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Europe (Frankfurt) arn:aws:sns:eu-central-1:871975303681:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Europe (Ireland) arn:aws:sns:eu-west-1:705756202095:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Europe (London) arn:aws:sns:eu-west-2:883600840440:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Europe (Milan) arn:aws:sns:eu-south-1:151363035580:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Europe (Paris) arn:aws:sns:eu-west-3:313420042571:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Europe (Stockholm) arn:aws:sns:eu-north-1:191971010772:SecurityHubAnnouncements
Middle East (Bahrain) arn:aws:sns:me-south-1:585146626860:SecurityHubAnnouncements
South America (São Paulo) arn:aws:sns:sa-east-1:359811883282:SecurityHubAnnouncements
AWS GovCloud (US-East) arn:aws-us-gov:sns:us-gov-east-1:239368469855:SecurityHubAnnouncements
AWS GovCloud (US-West) arn:aws-us-gov:sns:us-gov-west-1:239334163374:SecurityHubAnnouncements

Messages are typically the same across Regions within a partition, so you can subscribe to one Region in each partition to receive announcements that affect all Regions in that partition. Announcements associated with member accounts are not replicated in the administrator account. As a result, each account, including the administrator account, will only have one copy of each announcement. You can decide which account you want to use to subscribe to Security Hub announcements.

For information about the cost of subscribing to Security Hub announcements, see Amazon SNS pricing.

Subscribing to Security Hub announcements (console)

  1. Open the Amazon SNS console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/sns/v3/home.

  2. In the Region list, choose the Region that you want to subscribe to Security Hub announcements in. This example uses the us-west-2 Region.

  3. In the navigation pane, choose Subscriptions, and then choose Create subscription.

  4. Enter the topic ARN into the Topic ARN box. For example, arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:393883065485:SecurityHubAnnouncements.

  5. For Protocol, choose how you want to receive Security Hub announcements. If you choose Email, for Endpoint, enter the email address that you want to use to receive announcements.

  6. Choose Create subscription.

  7. Confirm the subscription. For example, if you chose email protocol, Amazon SNS will send a subscription confirmation message to the email you provided.

Subscribing to Security Hub announcements (AWS CLI)

  1. Run the following command:

    aws sns --region us-west-2 subscribe --topic-arn arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:393883065485:SecurityHubAnnouncements --protocol email --notification-endpoint your_email@your_domain.com
  2. Confirm the subscription. For example, if you chose email protocol, Amazon SNS will send a subscription confirmation message to the email you provided.

Amazon SNS message format

The following examples show Security Hub announcements from Amazon SNS about the introduction of new security controls. The content of messages will vary based on the type of event.

Example: Security Hub announcement for new controls (email protocol)

{ "AnnouncementType":"NEW_STANDARDS_CONTROLS", "Title":"[New Controls] 36 new Security Hub controls added to the AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard", "Description":"We have added 36 new controls to the AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard. These include controls for Amazon Auto Scaling (AutoScaling.3, AutoScaling.4, AutoScaling.6), AWS CloudFormation (CloudFormation.1), Amazon CloudFront (CloudFront.10), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) (EC2.23, EC2.24, EC2.27), Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) (ECR.1, ECR.2), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) (ECS.3, ECS.4, ECS.5, ECS.8, ECS.10, ECS.12), Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) (EFS.3, EFS.4), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) (EKS.2), Elastic Load Balancing (ELB.12, ELB.13, ELB.14), Amazon Kinesis (Kinesis.1), AWS Network Firewall (NetworkFirewall.3, NetworkFirewall.4, NetworkFirewall.5), Amazon OpenSearch Service (OpenSearch.7), Amazon Redshift (Redshift.9), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) (S3.13), Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS.2), AWS WAF (WAF.2, WAF.3, WAF.4, WAF.6, WAF.7, WAF.8). If you enabled the AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard in an account and configured Security Hub to automatically enable new controls, these controls are enabled by default. Availability of controls can vary by Region. " }

Example: Security Hub announcement for new controls (email-JSON protocol)

{ "Type" : "Notification", "MessageId" : "d124c9cf-326a-5931-9263-92a92e7af49f", "TopicArn" : "arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:393883065485:SecurityHubAnnouncements", "Message" : "{\"AnnouncementType\":\"NEW_STANDARDS_CONTROLS\",\"Title\":\"[New Controls] 36 new Security Hub controls added to the AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard\",\"Description\":\"We have added 36 new controls to the AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard. These include controls for Amazon Auto Scaling (AutoScaling.3, AutoScaling.4, AutoScaling.6), AWS CloudFormation (CloudFormation.1), Amazon CloudFront (CloudFront.10), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) (EC2.23, EC2.24, EC2.27), Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) (ECR.1, ECR.2), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) (ECS.3, ECS.4, ECS.5, ECS.8, ECS.10, ECS.12), Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) (EFS.3, EFS.4), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) (EKS.2), Elastic Load Balancing (ELB.12, ELB.13, ELB.14), Amazon Kinesis (Kinesis.1), AWS Network Firewall (NetworkFirewall.3, NetworkFirewall.4, NetworkFirewall.5), Amazon OpenSearch Service (OpenSearch.7), Amazon Redshift (Redshift.9), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) (S3.13), Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS.2), AWS WAF (WAF.2, WAF.3, WAF.4, WAF.6, WAF.7, WAF.8). If you enabled the AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard in an account and configured SSecurity Hub to automatically enable new controls, these controls are enabled by default. Availability of controls can vary by Region. \"}", "Timestamp" : "2022-08-04T19:11:12.652Z", "SignatureVersion" : "1", "Signature" : "HTHgNFRYMetCvisulgLM4CVySvK9qCXFPHQDxYl9tuCFQuIrd7YO4m4YFR28XKMgzqrF20YP+EilipUm2SOTpEEtOTekU5bn74+YmNZfwr4aPFx0vUuQCVOshmHl37hjkiLjhCg/t53QQiLfP7MH+MTXIUPR37k5SuFCXvjpRQ8ynV532AH3Wpv0HmojDLMg+eg51V1fUsOG8yiJVCBEJhJ1yS+gkwJdhRk2UQab9RcAmE6COK3hRWcjDwqTXz5nR6Ywv1ZqZfLIl7gYKslt+jsyd/k+7kOqGmOJRDr7qhE7H+7vaGRLOptsQnbW8VmeYnDbahEO8FV+Mp1rpV+7Qg==", "SigningCertURL" : "https://sns.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/SimpleNotificationService-56e67fcb41f6fec09b0196692625d385.pem", "UnsubscribeURL" : "https://sns.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/?Action=Unsubscribe&SubscriptionArn=arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:393883065485:SecurityHubAnnouncements:9d0230d7-d582-451d-9f15-0c32818bf61f" }