Amazon GuardDuty user guide

Learn how to set up and use GuardDuty, about foundational data sources that GuardDuty monitors, and about optional protection plans and features.

GuardDuty API reference

This document describes the API operations for GuardDuty and provides sample requests, responses, and errors for the supported web services protocols.

GuardDuty finding types

Learn about findings generated when GuardDuty detects unexpected and potentially malicious activity in your AWS environment.

AWS Command Line Interface

Learn about the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), which allows you to interact with AWS services using commands in your command-line shell.

AWS service integrations with GuardDuty

Learn how ingesting data from other AWS security services allow you to view GuardDuty findings in new ways.

Overview videos

Amazon GuardDuty support for AWS Lambda (5:59)
Amazon GuardDuty EKS Runtime Monitoring (7:22)
Amazon GuardDuty RDS Protection (10:24)
Amazon GuardDuty EKS Protection (8:04)
What is Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection? (1:20)
Amazon GuardDuty S3 Protection (8:27)


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Amazon GuardDuty Security Review: PCI DSS Compliance

This whitepaper from Foregenix documents their assessment of the effectiveness of GuardDuty to address Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for meeting intrusion detection requirements.

Security Pillar - AWS Well-Architected Framework

The security pillar of the AWS Well-Architected Framework describes how to take advantage of cloud technologies to protect data, systems, and assets in a way that can improve your security posture. 

AWS security, identity and compliance whitepapers and guides

Expand your knowledge of the AWS cloud with security-focused technical content authored by AWS and the AWS community, including technical whitepapers, technical guides, reference material, and reference architecture diagrams.


AWS re:Invent 2023 - Introducing GuardDuty ECS Runtime Monitoring, including AWS Fargate (38:42)
AWS re:Inforce 2023 - Developing new findings using machine learning in Amazon GuardDuty (53:07)
AWS re:Inforce 2023 - Developing new findings using machine learning in Amazon GuardDuty (53:07)
AWS re:Inforce 2023 - Continuous innovation in AWS detection and response services (56:21)
Containers from the Couch: GuardDuty EKS Runtime Monitoring (56:55)
AWS On Air: Amazon GuardDuty RDS Protection (26:19)
AWS re:Invent 2022: Introducing Amazon GuardDuty RDS Protection (51:01)
New AWS security services for container threat detection - AWS Online Tech Talks (51:36)
AWS re:Inforce 2022: Introducing Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection (47:07)