AWS Security Hub Features
AWS Security Hub Features

This course explores AWS Security Hub, starting with a high-level overview of AWS security. We are then going to highlight some of the services that sit in the AWS security space concluding with AWS Security Hub and some sample security result findings obtained using the AWS Console.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how AWS Security Hub helps you automate security checks, manage security issues, and identify the highest priority security findings in your AWS implementation
  • Understand AWS security services including Amazon Inspector, Macie, and Guard Duty 
  • Learn how to check your environments and systems against security industry standards and best practices

Intended Audience

This course is intended for architects, developers, and system operators looking for a unified, scalable way to secure AWS accounts and resources.


To get the most out of this course, you should meet the requirements for the AWS Cloud Practitioner certification and preferably one of the AWS associate-level certifications.


AWS Security Hub allows you to start consolidating security findings and alerts across accounts and provider products and display results into a single dashboard. It gives you a way to centrally view and manage security alerts and automate security checks to quickly understand the situation and respond to security issues as they take place. AWS Security Hub integrates with multiple AWS services like Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector and Amazon Macie.

There are more services that integrate with Security Hub including third party products. The following services are able to send findings to Security Hub, and they are: AWS Firewall Manager, Amazon GuardDuty, Identity and Access Management Access Analyzer, Amazon Inspector, Amazon Macie, AWS Systems Manager Patch Manager, AWS Systems Manager Explorer and OpsCenter, and Amazon Detective.

The Amazon Detective integration allows you to switch back and forth from Security Hub to Detective and investigate a security finding. Security Hub is also able to integrate with security solutions by members of the AWS Partner Network. You will want to visit the integrations section in the Security Hub service documentation. As of this recording, there are over 60 integrations available for the Security Hub service from vendors like Symantec, Sumo Logic, Splunk, Atlassian, Slack, ServiceNow, RackSpace, Palo Alto Networks, PagerDuty, CloudStrike and many more. Security Hub runs continuous, account-level configuration and security checks based on AWS best practices and industry standards. It provides the result of these checks as a readiness score, and identifies specific accounts and resources that require attention. The result is reduced effort to collect, prioritize and remediate security findings.

About the Author
Jorge Negrón
AWS Content Architect
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Experienced in architecture and delivery of cloud-based solutions, the development, and delivery of technical training, defining requirements, use cases, and validating architectures for results. Excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills with attention to details. Hands-on administration/development experience with the ability to mentor and train current & emerging technologies, (Cloud, ML, IoT, Microservices, Big Data & Analytics).