AWS CloudTrail enables governance, compliance, operational auditing, and risk auditing of your AWS account. Learn how you can use CloudTrail to monitor API calls to your account or to automate actions for security breaches when they occur.
- [Narrator] One of the essential services … that Amazon provides for free … is CloudTrail. … CloudTrail allows you to track all API calls … to your AWS account. … It also tracks the authentication, successful or failure, … to your AWS account, … so important information to have … for compliance and governance. … It retains this information for 90 days. … That's the free portion. … If you want to retain it longer, … you can create additional trails … and store the information long-term in S3 buckets. … Having this information … about what's happened to your AWS account … allows you to review the log details whenever you like, … or continually, and figure out who did what, … when did they do it, and where. … Some of the use cases for CloudTrail … might just be security analysis, … overall tracking of changes to resources, … and being alerted when those changes occur, … authentication issues, … and having log files for matching up compliance. … CloudTrail has pretty good integration into AWS, …
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Infrastructure Security
2. Data Protection
3. Detective Controls
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