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Amazon Introduces AWS Security Hub: Here’s What MSSPs Need to Know

Amazon has unveiled the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Hub, which provides end users with high-priority security alerts and compliance status notifications across their AWS accounts. The company announced the hub at this week's AWS re:Invent cloud conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Key features of AWS Security Hub include:

  • Aggregated Security Findings: Collects and prioritizes security findings across AWS accounts and partner tools.
  • Automated Compliance Checks: Runs automated, continuous account-level configuration and compliance checks based on industry standards and best practices.
  • Custom or Preconfigured Security Insights: Allows users to create custom security insights or group various security findings together to highlight emerging trends or possible issues.
  • Integrated Dashboards: Help users identify security trends and potential issues.
  • Standardized Findings Format: Uses a standardized findings format to help users avoid data parsing.

AWS Security Hub also works in conjunction with a variety of AWS services, including:

  • Amazon GuardDuty: Threat detection service that monitors for malicious or unauthorized behavior across AWS accounts.
  • Amazon Inspector: Automated security assessment service designed to improve AWS application security and compliance.
  • Amazon Macie: Security service that leverages machine learning to discover, classify and protect sensitive data in AWS.

AWS Security Hub eliminates the complexity and reduces the time and costs of managing and improving security and compliance across AWS accounts and workloads, Amazon said. By doing so, AWS Security Hub helps users streamline their AWS account security and compliance efforts.

Cybersecurity Companies Announce AWS Security Hub Integrations

More than 20 AWS Security Hub partners have launched service integrations, and these partners include Alert LogicCheck Point Software Technologies, FortinetMcAfee, Qualys, Splunk and Tenable. among others.

A preview version of AWS Security Hub is now available at no charge. In addition, AWS Security Hub can be activated on a single account with one click in the service's console or via a single application programming interface (API) call.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.