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Detecting suspicious activities within AWS cloud instances

 

Monitoring your cloud infrastructure logs allows you enable governance, compliance, and risk auditing. In addition to compromising the security of your data, when bad actors leverage your compute resources, it can incur costs since you will be billed for any new instances and increased bandwidth usage.

You need to monitor your cloud instances for behaviors that might indicate that malicious activities are occurring somewhere within your cloud environment.

How to use Splunk software for this use case

To deploy this use case, make sure that you have the Splunk ES Content Updates installed on your Splunk Enterprise Security deployment. This extensive content library empowers you to deploy out-of-the-box security detections and analytic stories to enhance your investigations and improve your security posture. If you do not have Splunk Enterprise Security, these detections will still give you an idea of what you can accomplish with SPL in the Splunk platform or with the free app, Splunk Security Essentials.

Some of the detections that can help you with this use case include:

Next steps

Splunk Enterprise Security provides a number of other searches to help reinforce your cloud security posture, including:

Splunk OnDemand Services: Use these credit-based services for direct access to Splunk technical consultants with a variety of technical services from a pre-defined catalog. Most customers have OnDemand Services per their license support plan. Engage the ODS team at ondemand@splunk.com if you require assistance.