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Detecting AWS security hub alerts


You are an Amazon Web Services (AWS) admin who manages AWS resources and services across your organization. As part of your role, you need to be able to detect Security Hub alerts generated from AWS.

AWS Security Hub 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
  • S3 bucket policy findings from Amazon Macie
  • publicly accessible and cross-account resources from IAM Access Analyzer
  • resources that lack WAF coverage from AWS Firewall Manager

This search is designed to uncover these alerts.

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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

In addition, 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 if you require assistance.