Detect Spike In Security Group Activity


This search will detect users creating spikes in API activity related to security groups in your AWS environment. It will also update the cache file that factors in the latest data. This search is deprecated and have been translated to use the latest Change Datamodel.


Detect Spike In Security Group Activity Help

You must install the AWS App for Splunk (version 5.1.0 or later) and Splunk Add-on for AWS (version 4.4.0 or later), then configure your CloudTrail inputs. You can modify dataPointThreshold and deviationThreshold to better fit your environment. The dataPointThreshold variable is the minimum number of data points required to have a statistically significant amount of data to determine. The deviationThreshold variable is the number of standard deviations away from the mean that the value must be to be considered a spike.This search works best when you run the "Baseline of Security Group Activity by ARN" support search once to create a history of previously seen Security Group Activity. To add or remove API event names for security groups, edit the macro security_group_api_calls.


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   Baseline Generation Searches

This detection relies on the following search to generate the baseline lookup.

  • Baseline of Security Group Activity by ARN