Security and compliance are two key InsightCloudSec capabilities. Under "Security--> Insights" the second tab available is for built-in Compliance Packs. Compliance Packs are out-of-the-box collections of related Insights focused on industry requirements and standards for all of your resources. Compliance packs may focus on security, costs, governance, or combinations of these across a variety of frameworks, e.g., HIPAA, PCI DSS, etc.
The Compliance Packs tab on the Insights main page displays more than fifteen preconfigured Insight packs focused on various regulatory frameworks, including the CIS Benchmark, NIST 800-53, and ISO 27001.
Compliance Packs display in a list format. Each line provides a brief description of the pack's contents, including a designation for legacy packs (which typically indicates we have created an updated pack) and notes the number of Insights included in the pack.
A complete list of InsightCloudSec Compliance Packs is below. If you have questions about compliance standards that you don't see listed here, reach out to us at [email protected].
Number of Insights in the Pack
Center for Internet Security (CIS) - Amazon Web Services 1.3.0
Center for Internet Security (CIS) - Amazon Web Services 1.4.0
Center for Internet Security (CIS) - Azure 1.1.0
Center for Internet Security (CIS) - GCP (Google Cloud Platform) 1.1.0
Center for Internet Security (CIS) - Kubernetes
Center for Internet Security (CIS) - Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Cost Containment Pack
CSA Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM)
FedRAMP CCM 3.0.1
IAM Security (with Access Explorer)
IAM Security (without Access Explorer)
NIST 800-53 (Rev 4)
NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF)
From the Compliance Packs landing page, each available Compliance Pack is displayed as a line item in a list. Selecting the actions/context menu to the left of the name of the Compliance Pack provides access to the following actions:
- Show Report Breakdown
- Manage Subscriptions
- Export Configuration Links
- Toggle Pack Visibility
The "Show Report Breakdown" option takes you to a summary page of dynamic charts that allow you to view the following:
- A time series (up to 90 days) plot of total noncompliant resources; ideally, you will see this trending down as you take actions to resolve compliance issues
- Noncompliant resources, as a percentage of total resources, associated with this Insight pack
- Noncompliant resources, as a percentage of total resources, within individual clouds associated with this pack
Email subscriptions associated with Insight packs are available for administration through a Compliance Pack's actions menu ("...").
Note: To read more about setting up SMTP, configuring email notifications, and creating pack-level notifications, check out our documentation on SMTP (Email Notifications).
After opening the actions menu, you can click "Manage Subscriptions" (envelope icon). This icon opens a page that provides a list of all subscriptions associated with the Insight Pack.
From this page you can add a new subscription or modify an existing subscription by clicking on the ellipsis menu ("...") to display the following options:
- Send Now - Send a new report based on your Insight Pack immediately (On-Demand Report)
- Edit - Modify or update your subscription
- Delete - Remove your subscription
Here you can add, edit, and otherwise manage export configuration links (otherwise known as cloud storage subscriptions) for exporting data. Details on this functionality are available in our Compliance Exporting documentation.
Note: In general we recommend using the Compliance Scorecard for the most robust reporting and export capabilities.
This option allows you to disable and hide an entire Insight pack from your organization. You must confirm this selection. To unhide and re-enable the pack, uncheck the Hide Disabled Packs checkbox on the main page and toggle the pack's visibility to the "on" position.
You can view the details of any pack by clicking on the name. This will take you to the "Insights Library" filtered to display the individual Insights included in the pack.
Clicking on the name of an individual Compliance Pack opens a summary page listing each individual Insight included with the pack.
Results can be filtered, there are pagination controls, and each Insight row includes (for users with the appropriate permissions) several controls/fields as follows:
- An Actions Menu (three dots - Create Bot)
- The name of the individual Insight(s)
- A summary of the Impacted (noncompliant) Resources
- Details on Exempted Resources (when applicable)
- The associated Compliance Rules
- Any metadata
- Any associated Bots (a total count)
- Severity details
- The InsightCloudSec version this compliance pack was released
- Author details
Note: This is simply a "filtered" Insight list; when clicking on the text, it will display "This is a filtered result set. Click here to reset the filters." It will reset this list to display all available Insights.
Compliance Pack Editing
Compliance Packs (because they are included with InsightCloudSec) cannot be deleted. While you can edit the severity, the only way to edit a Compliance Pack is to make a copy to customize.
With the appropriate administrative permissions, you can also access actions for each individual Compliance Pack. Those details are covered on the Insights page here.
Once you understand specific compliance failures, you can use Bots to notify about or remediate the issue. To learn more about this capability, check out our documentation on BotFactory.
In earlier versions, InsightCloudSec offered the ability to exempt resources from Insight findings using the Resource Group functionality. Check out our documentation on our dedicated Exemptions functionality for details on excluding resources.
You can determine whether any existing Bots match the failed Insight by clicking on the Bots listed on the Insight page associated with your Compliance Pack.
In the example above, four such Bots exist for one Insight. Clicking on this detail allows you to investigate these Bots on the "Bot --> Listing" page to see what specific actions they are taking as a result of the failed Insight. From this page you can choose to modify your Bot--or create a new one--accordingly.
You may wish to create a Bot to notify of or remediate for the failed insight. In the example below, clicking the actions menu and selecting "Create Bot" next to a specific insight allows you to create a Bot directly from that Insight. Check out details on the main BotFactory & Automation page or hop directly to Creating Bots or Working with Bots (Best Practices & Examples) to review some examples.
For the best results in viewing, sorting, interpreting, and understanding data associated with both the InsightCloudSec Compliance Packs and any Custom Packs you may create, we recommend taking advantage of our Compliance Scorecard.
You can download a .CSV file that includes the results for the Compliance Pack.
From the Compliance Packs page, click on the name of an individual Compliance Pack.
This will take you to a filtered Insights page where you can then select the download arrow.
- To learn more about using an existing Compliance Pack as the starting point for a customized pack, check out our documentation on Custom Packs.
- For information on compliance reporting, check out our Compliance Scorecard.
- To explore automation using Compliance Packs, take a look at our BotFactory documentation.
Updated 15 days ago