Amazon GuardDuty

Amazon GuardDuty

  • Amazon GuardDuty is a threat detection service that continuously monitors the AWS accounts and workloads for malicious activity and delivers detailed security findings for visibility and remediation.
  • GuardDuty is a continuous security monitoring service that analyzes and processes the following data sources:
  • GuardDuty uses threat intelligence feeds, such as lists of malicious IP addresses and domains, and machine learning to identify unexpected and potentially unauthorized and malicious activity within the AWS environment.
  • GuardDuty is a Regional service and is recommended to be enabled in all supported AWS Regions. This enables GuardDuty to generate findings of unauthorized or unusual activity even in Regions not actively used.
  • GuardDuty supports
    • Suppression rules allow the creation of very specific combinations of attributes to suppress findings.
    • Trusted IP List for highly secure communication with the AWS environment. Findings are not generated based on trusted IP lists.
    • Threat List for known malicious IP addresses. Findings are generated based on threat lists.
  • Security findings are retained and made available through the GuardDuty console and APIs for 90 days, after which they are discarded.

AWS Certification Exam Practice Questions

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  1. Which AWS service makes it easy to detect and report unexpected and potentially malicious activity in your AWS environment?
    1. AWS Shield
    2. AWS Inspector
    3. AWS GuardDuty
    4. AWS WAF