AWS Security Hub features
AWS Security Hub is a cloud security posture management (CSPM) service that streamlines security operations with automated, continuous, security best practice checks against your AWS resources to help you identify misconfigurations. Security Hub aggregates your security alerts (i.e. findings) in a standardized format and prioritizes them so that you can more easily enrich, investigate, and remediate them.
Getting started with Security Hub requires just a few clicks from the AWS Management Console to begin aggregating findings and conducting security checks using our 30-day free trial. You can integrate Security Hub with AWS Organizations to automatically enable the service in all accounts in your organization.
Security and compliance checks
Automated, continuous security best practice checks
The AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard comes built into Security Hub. This is a highly-curated set of security best practices vetted by AWS security experts that give you event-based continuous monitoring, or run on a periodic schedule. Each control has a specific severity rating to help you prioritize your remediation efforts. We recommend that this standard is enabled across all accounts and Regions, and we are continuously updating it with new controls and additional service coverage.
Security standards aligned to regulatory and industry compliance frameworks
In addition to the AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard, Security Hub offers additional standards aligned to industry and regulatory frameworks, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Center for Internet Security (CIS) AWS Foundations Benchmark, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). These standards are also powered by continuous, automated security checks, and you only pay once for the security check—regardless of how many standards it is mapped to.
Evaluate your security posture with security score
Security Hub provides a simple 0-100 security score for each standard, for each account across all enabled standards, and a total score for all accounts associated with your administrator account. This score is based on the number of controls that have passed vs. failed for a standard, account, or Organization.
Fine-tune and centrally configure your CSPM controls to fit the needs of your organization
Customize Security Hub controls in accordance with the specific security guidelines of your organization, without forgoing the benefits of using managed controls. You can modify the parameter values in many Security Hub controls, reducing the manual efforts of building and testing these across your accounts by hand, while still maintaining security scoring for them. Specify parameters such as the number of days until a resource is considered unused, specific characteristic of a password policy, or a list of high-risk ports. You can also centralize these configurations and capabilities for all or some accounts globally, without needing to update them account-by-account and Region-by-Region.
Gain powerful insights with security data visualization
Customize your Security Hub dashboard according to your specific requirements to more easily identify patterns, vulnerabilities, and threats— leading to faster response. Security Hub’s dashboard features a set of AWS managed insights that were carefully chosen to reflect the modern cloud security threat landscape as observed by AWS, and guided by lessons learned from AWS’s own security operations. You can select and modify the widgets you want to display, apply and save filters to create contextual views by specific criteria, and prioritize the data and view of your organization’s security posture that fits your needs.
Managing security alerts
Cross-Region aggregation of findings
Aggregate findings across AWS services and partner integrations
Security Hub automatically collects and consolidates findings from AWS security services enabled in your environment, such as intrusion detection findings from Amazon GuardDuty, vulnerability scans from Amazon Inspector, Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket policy findings from Amazon Macie, publicly accessible and cross-account resources from IAM Access Analyzer, and resources lacking WAF coverage from AWS Firewall Manager. Security Hub also consolidates findings from dozens of integrated AWS Partner Network (APN) security solutions. All findings are stored in Security hub for 90 days after last update date.
Consolidated control findings and a consolidated controls view
A single, standardized data format for all of your findings
Security Hub eliminates time-consuming and resource-intensive data normalization processes by introducing the AWS Security Findings Format (ASFF). With the ASFF, Security Hub integration partners (including both AWS services and external partners) send their findings to Security Hub in a well-typed JSON format consisting of over 1,000 available fields. This means that all of your security findings are normalized before they are ingested into Security Hub, and you don’t need to do any parsing and normalization yourself. The findings identify resources, severities, and timestamps in a consistent way, so that you can more easily search and take action on them.
Multi-account and AWS Organizations support
Connect multiple AWS accounts and consolidate findings across those accounts with a few clicks in the Security Hub console. By designating an administrator account, you can enable your security team to see consolidated findings for all accounts, while individual account owners see only findings associated with their account. Integration with AWS Organizations allows you to automatically enable any account in your organization with Security Hub and the AWS Foundational Security Best Practices standard.
Filtering, grouping, and saved searches for your findings
Filter findings based on fields in the ASFF and use GroupBy statements to aggregate findings into buckets. For example, you can filter findings to show only Critical or High severity findings and then group them by resource IDs to see which resources have the most critical or high findings. Security Hub calls these types searches insights, and Security Hub provides both prepackaged managed insights and lets you define your own custom insights. Each insight includes a time series sparkline to show the trend over time in findings that match the insight.
Automation and response
Automated updating of findings
Automated response, remediation, and enrichment actions
Create custom automated response, remediation, and enrichment workflows using Security Hub’s integration with Amazon EventBridge. Security Hub findings are automatically sent to EventBridge, and you can create EventBridge rules that have AWS Lambda functions, AWS Step Function functions, or AWS Systems Manager Automation runbooks as their targets. Security Hub also supports sending findings to EventBridge on demand via custom actions, and the Security Hub Automated Response and Remediation (ASR) solution provides you with prepackaged EventBridge rules for you to deploy via AWS Cloud Formation.
Integrations with ticketing, chat, incident management, investigation, GRC, SOAR, and SIEM tools
Security Hub has integrations with various ticketing, chat, incident management, threat investigation, Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC), Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR), and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools that can automatically send or receive findings from Security Hub.
30-day free trial period
You can try Security Hub at no charge with a 30-day free trial. The trial includes the complete Security Hub feature set and security best practice checks. Every AWS account in each Region that is enabled with Security Hub receives a free trial. The free trial will provide you an estimate of your monthly bill if you continue using Security Hub across the same accounts and regions. Security Hub also offers a perpetual free tier of 10,000 findings ingested per account per Region per month. Learn more about Security Hub pricing.