AWS CloudWatch log group deleted


Detect when a CloudWatch Log Group is deleted.


Detect a successful event.

Triage and response

  1. Ensure that the {{@requestParameters.logGroupName}} log group is not used for auditing or security purposes.
  2. If it is then:
    • Ensure that the user: {{@userIdentity.session_name}} should be making this API call to your {{env}} environment.
    • Consider adding to the allowlist the log group name: {{@requestParameters.logGroupName}} through a suppression list.
  3. If not, begin your company’s IR process and investigate.


11 October 2022 - updated severity.