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AWS CloudTrail provides audit trail for your cloud infrastructure. This is one of the services that should be enabled by default, but it’s not. Enabling AWS CloudTrail on all your AWS accounts is good security practice. nOps Rule allows you to monitor AWS CloudTrail across regions and projects. You receive real-time notification if AWS CloudTrail is disabled.

AWS CloudTrail Rule

To enable the rule, simply go to the “Available nOps Rules” tab in nOps Rules and click on the “CloudTrail Check” rule.

AWS CloudTrail Summary

Once enabled, the rule will appear on the “Applied nOps Rules” tab with a summary of all resources that violates the rule.

AWS CloudTrail Detail

Clicking on the rule in the “Applied nOps Rules” tab, you will be able to see, in detail, the when this check was performed.

AWS CloudTrail Alerts

Once enabled, you can configure your nOps account to receive email, Slack, and/or Hipchat alerts, alerting you to when Cloudtrail is enable or disable on the AWS console.

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nOps Rules – Unused Resources

Unused resources accumulate in AWS as your workflows change and evolve. We do not tend to think about tidying up loose ends every time a workflow change occurs. For example, when you stop an EC2 instance, your automation might not delete EBS volumes. These volumes pile up and continue to incur cost. ELB has a […]
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nOps Rules – Root-user MFA

Enabling root user multi-factor authentication is great security practice. Some companies go as far as enabling physical MFA and locking it down in vault somewhere. nOps provide easy overview which one of your projects don’t have root MFA enabled. You can also receive real-time notifications when root logs in the console with our without MFA. […]
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nOps Rules – Unrestricted SSH

Allowing SSH access to everyone is not a secure practice. Once you configure Unrestricted SSH Monitoring, any time someone opens port 22 to all, you’ll receive real-time notification. Unrestricted SSH Rule To enable the rule, simply go to the “Available nOps Rules” tab in nOps Rules and click on the “Unrestricted SSH” rule. Unrestricted SSH […]
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