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Category: Amazon GuardDuty

How Security Operation Centers can use Amazon GuardDuty to detect malicious behavior

The Security Operations Center (SOC) has a tough job. As customers modernize and shift to cloud architectures, the ability to monitor, detect, and respond to risks poses different challenges. In this post we address how Amazon GuardDuty can address some common concerns of the SOC regarding the number of security tools and the overhead to […]

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New third-party test compares Amazon GuardDuty to network intrusion detection systems

A new whitepaper is available that summarizes the results of tests by Foregenix comparing Amazon GuardDuty with network intrusion detection systems (IDS) on threat detection of network layer attacks. GuardDuty is a cloud-centric IDS service that uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) data sources to detect a broad range of threat behaviors. Security engineers need to […]

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How to perform automated incident response in a multi-account environment

How quickly you respond to security incidents is key to minimizing their impacts. Automating incident response helps you scale your capabilities, rapidly reduce the scope of compromised resources, and reduce repetitive work by security teams. But when you use automation, you also must manage exceptions to standard response procedures. In this post, I provide a […]

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AWS Security Profiles: Dan Plastina, VP of Security Services

In the weeks leading up to re:Invent 2019, we’ll share conversations we’ve had with people at AWS who will be presenting at the event so you can learn more about them and some of the interesting work that they’re doing. How long have you been at AWS, and what do you do as the VP […]

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How to visualize Amazon GuardDuty findings: serverless edition

July 20, 2020:This post has been updated to reflect the new Amazon GuardDuty support for exporting findings to an S3 bucket. July 12, 2019: Due to a feature name change, we’ve updated some examples throughout the post. Note: This blog provides an alternate solution to Visualizing Amazon GuardDuty Findings, in which the authors describe how […]

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AWS re:Invent Security Recap: Launches, Enhancements, and Takeaways

For more from Steve, follow him on Twitter Customers continue to tell me that our AWS re:Invent conference is a winner. It’s a place where they can learn, meet their peers, and rediscover the art of the possible. Of course, there is always an air of anticipation around what new AWS service releases will be […]

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Visualizing Amazon GuardDuty findings

Amazon GuardDuty is a managed threat detection service that continuously monitors for malicious or unauthorized behavior to help protect your AWS accounts and workloads. Enable GuardDuty and it begins monitoring for: Anomalous API activity Potentially unauthorized deployments and compromised instances Reconnaissance by attackers. GuardDuty analyzes and processes VPC flow log, AWS CloudTrail event log, and […]

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How to automate the import of third-party threat intelligence feeds into Amazon GuardDuty

Amazon GuardDuty is an AWS threat detection service that helps protect your AWS accounts and workloads by continuously monitoring them for malicious and unauthorized behavior. You can enable Amazon GuardDuty through the AWS Management Console with one click. It analyzes billions of events across your AWS accounts and uses machine learning to detect anomalies in […]

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How to use Amazon GuardDuty and AWS Web Application Firewall to automatically block suspicious hosts

When you’re implementing security measures across your AWS resources, you should use a holistic approach that incorporates controls across multiple areas. In the Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) Security perspective whitepaper, we define these controls across four categories. Directive controls. Establish the governance, risk, and compliance models the environment will operate within. Preventive controls. Protect your […]

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Recovering from a rough Monday morning: An Amazon GuardDuty threat detection and remediation scenario

Amazon GuardDuty is a managed threat detection service that continuously monitors for malicious or unauthorized behavior to help you protect your AWS accounts and workloads. Given the many log types that Amazon GuardDuty analyzes (Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Flow Logs, AWS CloudTrail, and DNS logs), you never know what it might discover in your […]

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