Posted On: Nov 20, 2022

Amazon Security Hub now supports automated security checks aligned to the Center for Internet Security’s (CIS) Amazon Web Services Foundations Benchmark version 1.4.0 requirements, Level 1 and 2 (CIS v1.4.0). Security Hub’s CIS v1.4.0 standard includes 34 automated rules that conduct continuous checks against 34 CIS v1.4.0 requirements across 8 Amazon Web Services services. The CIS v1.4.0 standard is supported in addition to the CIS v1.2.0 standard which was previously available in Security Hub.

To see and enable the new standard and the checks within it, visit the Standards page in Security Hub. You can also enable the standard using the BatchEnableStandards API.

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Available globally, Amazon Security Hub is designed to give you a comprehensive view of your security posture across your Amazon Web Services accounts. With Security Hub, you now have a single place that aggregates, organizes, and prioritizes your security alerts, or findings, from multiple services in the Amazon Web Services China Regions, such as Amazon Systems Manager Patch Manager, Amazon IAM Access Analyzer, and Amazon Web Services Partner solutions. You can also continuously monitor your environment using automated security checks based on standards, such as Amazon Web Services Foundational Security Best Practices, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Amazon Web Services Foundations Benchmark, and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. You can take action on these findings by using Amazon CloudWatch Event rules to send the findings to ticketing, chat, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Security Orchestration Automation and Response (SOAR), and incident management tools or to custom remediation playbooks. 

You can enable your 30-day free trial of Amazon Security Hub in the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region operated by NWCD and Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region operated by Sinnet. To learn more about Amazon Security Hub capabilities, see the Amazon Security Hub documentation, and to start your 30-day free trial see the Amazon Security Hub free trial page