Posted On: Aug 18, 2021

AWS Security Hub has released 18 new controls for its Foundational Security Best Practice standard to enhance customers’ cloud security posture monitoring. These controls conduct fully-automatic checks against security best practices for Amazon API Gateway, Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon SQS. If you have Security Hub set to automatically enable new controls and are already using AWS Foundational Security Best Practices, these controls are enabled by default. Security Hub now supports 159 security controls to automatically check your security posture in AWS.

The 18 controls launched that we have launched are:

Security Hub also added 5 integration partners and 3 consulting partners, which brings Security Hub up to 71 total partners. The new integration partners include Caveonix Cloud, Forcepoint Cloud Security Gateway (CSG), Micro Focus ArcSight, Netscout Cyber Investigator, and Sysdig Secure for Cloud. Caveonix Cloud sends findings to Security Hub and is a SaaS risk mitigation platform that delivers automated compliance and hybrid-cloud security posture management for comprehensive workload protection. Forcepoint CSG sends findings to Security Hub about policy violations, actions resulting from traffic and/or email inspection rules, threats, and other events identified by CSG. Mirco Focus ArcSight is a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) platform that receives findings from Security Hub. NETSCOUT Cyber Investigator sends findings to Security Hub and is a network threat and risk investigation solution that leverages AWS technologies such as VPC traffic mirroring. Sysdig Secure for Cloud sends findings to Security Hub and is a unified Cloud Security Platform that provides a complete suite for asset discovery, Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), vulnerability scanning, and threat detection.

The new consulting partners are 5pillars, Keepler, and Ubertas Consulting. 5pillars automates the deployment of AWS Security Hub in concert with a comprehensive suite of other AWS security services and provides automated remediation capabilities. Keepler leverages AWS Security Hub as a key component of its solution to centralize security monitoring and programmatically remediate and escalate security incidents. Ubertas Consulting offers a Foundations for AWS Well-Architected consulting engagement to build out a robust, best-practice-driven AWS environment that includes AWS Security Hub.

AWS Security Hub is available globally and is designed to give you a comprehensive view of your security posture across your AWS accounts. With Security Hub, you now have a single place that aggregates, organizes, and prioritizes your security alerts, or findings, from multiple AWS services, including Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, Amazon Macie, AWS Firewall Manager, AWS Systems Manager Patch Manager, AWS Config, AWS IAM Access Analyzer, as well as from over 60 AWS Partner Network (APN) solutions. You can also continuously monitor your environment using automated security checks based on standards, such as AWS Foundational Security Best Practices, the CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark, and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. In addition, you can take action on these findings by investigating findings in Amazon Detective or AWS Systems Manager OpsCenter or by sending them to AWS Audit Manager or AWS Chatbot. You can also use Amazon EventBridge rules to send the findings to ticketing, chat, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), response and remediation workflows, and incident management tools.

You can enable your 30-day free trial of AWS Security Hub with a single-click in the AWS Management console. To learn more about AWS Security Hub capabilities, see the AWS Security Hub documentation, and to start your 30-day free trial see the AWS Security Hub free trial page.