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You're viewing legacy documentation. For information about our newer app for Amazon Inspector, which leverages findings from AWS Security Hub, see Amazon Inspector.

Amazon Inspector allows you to monitor your AWS resources for potential security risks. The Sumo Logic App for Amazon Inspector provides preconfigured searches and Dashboards that give you instant access to an overview of Amazon Inspector as well as details on assessments, runs, and findings.

The App uses a Lambda function to collect assessment run events (notifications) directly from the Amazon Inspector service, which then retrieves further details via the Inspector API, and finally sends them over to a Sumo Logic HTTP Source endpoint.

For more information on Amazon Inspector notifications, see: Amazon Inspector Classic assessment templates and assessment runs.

Sample log

Amazon Inspector CreateResourceGroup action
{
"eventVersion": "1.03",
"userIdentity": {
"type": "AssumedRole",
"principalId": "AIDACKCEVSQ6C2EXAMPLE",
"arn": "arn:aws:iam::444455556666:user/Alice",
"accountId": "444455556666",
"accessKeyId": "AKIAI44QH8DHBEXAMPLE",
"sessionContext": {
"attributes": {
"mfaAuthenticated": "false",
"creationDate": "2016-04-14T17:05:54Z"
},
"sessionIssuer": {
"type": "Role",
"principalId": "AIDACKCEVSQ6C2EXAMPLE",
"arn": "arn:aws:iam::444455556666:user/Alice",
"accountId": "444455556666",
"userName": "Alice"
}
}
},
"eventTime": "2016-04-14T17:12:34Z",
"eventSource": "inspector.amazonaws.com",
"eventName": "CreateResourceGroup",
"awsRegion": "us-west-2",
"sourceIPAddress": "205.251.233.179",
"userAgent": "console.amazonaws.com",
"requestParameters": {
"resourceGroupTags": [
{
"key": "Name",
"value": "ExampleEC2Instance"
}
]
},
"responseElements": {
"resourceGroupArn": "arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:444455556666:resourcegroup/0-oclRMp8B"
},
"requestID": "148256d2-0264-11e6-a9b5-b98a7d3b840f",
"eventID": "e5ea533e-eede-46cc-94f6-0d08e6306ff0",
"eventType": "AwsApiCall",
"apiVersion": "v20160216",
"recipientAccountId": "444455556666"
}

Collecting data for the Amazon Inspector Classic app

For information about our newer app for Amazon Inspector, which leverages findings from AWS Security Hub, see Amazon Inspector.

This section provides instructions for configuring data collection for the Amazon Inspector App.

Step 1: Configure Collection in Sumo Logic

To collect data for the Amazon Inspector App, do the following:

  1. Configure a Hosted Collector.
  2. Configure an HTTP Source.

Step 2: Configure Amazon Inspector

On Amazon Inspector, perform these tasks under the same AWS region:

  1. Create an Amazon SNS topic to receive assessment template events.
  2. Configure the Amazon Inspector to send findings to the SNS topic.
  3. Create an appropriate role to execute a Lambda function and read Inspector data.
  4. Set up a Lambda function to fetch data and send to the Sumo Logic HTTP Source endpoint.

Details are provided in the following sections.

Step 3: Create an Amazon SNS Topic

  1. Log in to the Amazon Console.
  2. Click Services. In the dropdown go to Application Integration > Simple Notification Service (SNS).
  3. On the SNS Dashboard, select Topics on the left side.
  4. A new window opens, select Create topic button.
  5. In the new window, enter the following details:
    • Name: Enter a topic name.
    • Access Policy: Select Advance.
    • JSON Editor: Replace the existing text with the following.
{
"Version": "2008-10-17",
"Id": "inspector-sns-publish-policy",
"Statement": [
{
"Sid": "inspector-sns-publish-statement",
"Effect": "Allow",
"Principal": {
"Service": "inspector.amazonaws.com"
},
"Action": "SNS:Publish",
"Resource": "arn:aws:sns:*"
}
]
}
  1. Click Create Topic button.

Step 4: Configure Amazon Inspector

  1. In the Amazon Console, click Services. In the opened dropdown, go to Security, Identity & Compliance > Inspector.
  2. Select assessment templates on the left side.
  3. A new window opens, select each assessment template you want to monitor.
  4. Expand each row and find the section called SNS topics.
  5. Click the Edit icon and select the SNS topic you created in the previous section.
  6. Click Save.

Step 5: Create a Role

  1. In the Amazon Console, click Services. In the opened dropdown, go to Security, Identity & Compliance > IAM.
  2. Select Roles on the left side. A new window open, click the Create role button.
  3. Select Lambda and then click Next: Permissions button.
  4. In the Attach permissions policy section, search and select AWSLambdaBasicExecutionRole and AmazonInspectorReadOnlyAccess policies.
  5. Select Next: Tags button.
  6. Select Next: Review button.
  7. In the Review section, Enter the role name Lambda-Inspector and click the Create role button.

Step 6: Create a Lambda Function

  1. In the Amazon Console, click Services. In the opened dropdown, go to Compute > Lambda.
  2. Click Create function button.
  3. In the Author from Scratch section:
    • Function name: Enter function name.
    • Runtime: Select the Python 3.7 runtime.
    • Choose or create an execution role: Select Use an existing role radio button. Select the role created in Step 5.
  4. Click Create function button.
  5. Click the Add trigger button.
    • Select SNS Service.
    • Select the SNS topic you created in create an Amazon SNS Topic as trigger.
  6. Click the Add button.
  7. Click the Function name and go to the Function code section.
  8. Go to https://raw.githubusercontent.com/SumoLogic/sumologic-aws-lambda/main/inspector/python/inspector.py and copy-paste the code in the editor.
  9. Edit the code to enter the URL of the Sumo Logic endpoint ( line 14) that will receive data from the HTTP Source.
  10. Click Save at the top.
  11. Scroll down and go to Edit basic settings and configure the rest of the settings as follows:
    • Handler: lambda_function.sumo_inspector_handler
    • Memory (MB): 128
    • Timeout: 10 minutes
  12. Click Save.

Installing the Amazon Inspector Classic app

Now that you have set up collection for Amazon Inspector, install the Sumo Logic App for Amazon Inspector to use the pre-configured Searches and dashboards that provide visibility into your environment for real-time analysis of overall usage.

To install the app, do the following:

  1. Select App Catalog.
  2. In the Search Apps field, search for and then select your app.
    Optionally, you can scroll down to preview the dashboards included with the app.
  3. To install the app, click Install App.
  4. Click Next in the Setup Data section.
  5. In the Configure section of the respective app, complete the following fields.
    1. Key. Select either of these options for the data source.
      • Choose Source Category, and select a source category from the list for Default Value.
      • Choose Custom, and enter a custom metadata field. Insert its value in Default Value.
  6. Click Next. You will be redirected to the Preview & Done section.

Your app will be installed in the Installed Apps folder and dashboard panels will start to fill automatically.

Each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results will not immediately be available, updating with full graphs and charts over time.

Upgrading the Amazon Inspector Classic app (Optional)

To update the app, do the following:

  1. From the Sumo Logic navigation, select App Catalog.
  2. In the Search Apps field, search for and then select your app.
    Optionally, you can identify apps that can be upgraded in the Upgrade available section.
  3. To upgrade the app, click Upgrade.
    1. You will be redirected to the Preview & Done section if the upgrade did not have any configuration or property change.
    2. You will be redirected to Setup Data page if the upgrade has any configuration or property change.
      1. In the Configure section of the respective app, complete the following fields.
        • Key. Select either of these options for the data source.
          • Choose Source Category, and select a source category from the list for Default Value.
          • Choose Custom, and enter a custom metadata field. Insert its value in Default Value.
      2. Click Next. You will be redirected to the Preview & Done section.

Your upgraded app will be installed in the Installed Apps folder and dashboard panels will start to fill automatically.

note

Go to the Release Notes tab to see the change log for new updates in the app.

Uninstalling the Amazon Inspector Classic app (Optional)

To uninstall the app, do the following:

  1. From the Sumo Logic navigation, select App Catalog.
  2. In the Search Apps field, search for and then select your app.
  3. Click Uninstall.

Viewing Inspector Classic dashboards

All dashboards have a set of filters that you can apply to the entire dashboard. Use these filters to drill down and examine the data to a granular level.

  • You can change the time range for a dashboard or panel by selecting a predefined interval from a drop-down list, choosing a recently used time range, or specifying custom dates and times. Learn more.
  • You can use template variables to drill down and examine the data on a granular level. For more information, see Filter with template variables.
  • Most Next-Gen apps allow you to provide the scope at the installation time and are comprised of a key (_sourceCategory by default) and a default value for this key. Based on your input, the app dashboards will be parameterized with a dashboard variable, allowing you to change the dataset queried by all panels. This eliminates the need to create multiple copies of the same dashboard with different queries.

Overview

amazon_inspector_app_overview

Events by Template. Displays events by template in a stacked bar chart for the last seven days.

Top 5 Findings. Displays the top 5 findings in a bar chart for the last seven days.

Finding Severity by InstanceID. Shows the finding severity by InstanceID in a stacked bar chart for the last seven days.

Top 5 Rules Packages by Findings. Provides details on the top 5 Rules Packages by findings in a bar chart for the last seven days.

Finding Severity by Template. Displays the severity of findings by template in a bar chart for the last seven days.

Trend of Findings by RulesPackage. Shows the trend of findings by RulesPackage in a trend line chart on a timeline for the last seven days.

Last Run by Template. Shows the last run by template in a table chart, including details on the template, lastrun, lastevent, and timestamp for the last seven days.

Trend of Findings by Template. Shows the trend of findings by template in a trend line chart on a timeline for the last seven days.

Findings

amazon_inspector_findings

Finding Severity Over Time. Shows the finding severity over time in a stacked column chart on a timeline for the last seven days.

Outlier Indicator of Non-Information Findings. Displays the indicator of non-informational findings in an outlier chart for the last seven days.

Templates Not Run in a Day. Provides information on templates that have not been run in a day in a table chart, including details on the template, last event, and last event date for the last seven days.

Finding Details. Displays complete finding details in a table chart, including information on the finding title, description, create date, template, run, and finding severity for the last seven days.

Finding Severity by Template and Run. Shows the details of finding severity by template and run in a table chart including information on the template, run, create date, and medium or informational severity for the last seven days.

Persistent Findings. Displays persistent findings in a table chart, including details on the finding title, template, finding severity, and number of runs for the last seven days.

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