AWS CMK Deleted or Scheduled for Deletion
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AWS CMK Deleted or Scheduled for Deletion

cloudtrail

Classification:

compliance

Framework:

cis

Control:

cis-3.7

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Overview

Goal

Detect when a CMK is deleted or scheduled for deletion.

Strategy

This rule lets you monitor these CloudTrail API calls to detect if an attacker is deleting CMKs: * DisableKey * ScheduleKeyDeletion

Triage & Response

  1. Determine which user in your organization owns the API key that made this API call.
  2. Contact the user to see if they intended to make this API call.
  3. If the user did not make the API call:
    • Rotate the credentials.
    • Investigate if the same credentials made other unauthorized API calls.