Receiving findings from Amazon Security Hub in Explorer - Amazon Systems Manager
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Receiving findings from Amazon Security Hub in Explorer

Amazon Security Hub provides a comprehensive view of your security state in Amazon. The service collects security data, called findings, from across Amazon Web Services accounts, services, and supported third-party products. Security Hub findings can help you check your environment against security industry standards and best practices, analyze your security trends, and identify the highest priority security issues.

Security Hub sends findings to Amazon EventBridge, which uses an event rule to send the findings to Explorer. After you enable integration, as described here, you can view Security Hub findings in an Explorer widget and view finding details in OpsCenter OpsItems. The widget provides a summary of all Security Hub findings based on severity. New findings in Security Hub are usually visible in Explorer within seconds of being created.

Warning

Note the following important information:

  • Explorer is integrated with OpsCenter, a capability of Systems Manager. After you enable Explorer integration with Security Hub, OpsCenter automatically creates OpsItems for Security Hub findings. Depending on your Amazon environment, enabling integration can result in large numbers of OpsItems, at a cost.

    Before you continue, read about OpsCenter integration with Security Hub. The topic includes specific details about how changes and updates to findings and OpsItems are charged to your account. For more information, see Amazon Security Hub. For OpsCenter pricing information, see Amazon Systems Manager Pricing.

  • If you create a resource data sync in Explorer while logged into the administrator account, Security Hub integration is automatically enabled for the administrator and all member accounts in the sync. Once enabled, OpsCenter automatically creates OpsItems for Security Hub findings, at a cost. For more information about creating a resource data sync, see Setting up Systems Manager Explorer to display data from multiple accounts and Regions.

Types of findings that Explorer receives

Explorer receives all findings from Security Hub. You can see all findings based on severity in the Explorer widget when you turn on the Security Hub default settings. By default, Explorer creates OpsItems for critical and high severity findings. You can manually configure Explorer to create OpsItems for medium and low severity findings.

Though Explorer doesn't create OpsItems for informational findings, you can view informational operations data (OpsData) in the Security Hub findings summary widget. Explorer creates OpsData for all findings regardless of severity. For more information about Security Hub severity levels, see Severity in the Amazon Security Hub API Reference.

Enabling integration

This section describes how to enable and configure Explorer to start receiving Security Hub findings.

Before you begin

Complete the following tasks before you configure Explorer to start receiving Security Hub findings.

  • Enable and configure Security Hub. For more information, see Setting up Security Hub in the Amazon Security Hub User Guide.

  • Log into the Amazon Organizations management account. Systems Manager requires access to Amazon Organizations to create OpsItems from Security Hub findings. After you log in to the management account, you're prompted to select the Enable access button on the Explorer Configure dashboard tab, as described in the following procedure. If you don't log in to the Amazon Organizations management account, you can't allow access and Explorer can't create OpsItems from Security Hub findings.

To start receiving Security Hub findings
  1. Open the Amazon Systems Manager console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Explorer.

  3. Select Settings.

  4. Select the Configure dashboard tab.

  5. Select Amazon Security Hub.

  6. Select the Disabled slider to turn on Amazon Security Hub.

    Critical and high severity findings are displayed by default. To display medium and low severity findings, select the Disabled slider next to Medium,Low.

  7. In the OpsItems created by Security Hub findings section, choose Enable access. If you don't see this button, log in to the Amazon Organizations management account and return to this page to select the button.

How to view findings from Security Hub

The following procedure describes how to view Security Hub findings.

To view Security Hub findings
  1. Open the Amazon Systems Manager console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Explorer.

  3. Find the Amazon Security Hub findings summary widget. This displays your Security Hub findings. You can select a severity level to view a detailed description of the corresponding OpsItem.

How to stop receiving findings

The following procedure describes how to stop receiving Security Hub findings.

To stop receiving Security Hub findings
  1. Open the Amazon Systems Manager console at https://console.amazonaws.cn/systems-manager/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Explorer.

  3. Select Settings.

  4. Select the Configure dashboard tab.

  5. Select the Enabled slider to turn off Amazon Security Hub.