AWS Unauthorized Activity
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AWS Unauthorized Activity

cloudtrail

Classification:

compliance

Framework:

cis

Control:

cis-3.1

Set up the cloudtrail integration.

Overview

Goal

Detect when unauthorized activity is detected in AWS.

Strategy

This rule lets you monitor CloudTrail to detect when the error message of AccessDenied is returned.

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.