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Install the Cloud Security Monitoring and Analytics for AWS CloudTrail App and view the Dashboards

This page provides instructions for installing the Cloud Security Monitoring & Analytics for AWS CloudTrail app, along with examples of each of the app dashboards.

Install the Sumo Logic App

Now that you have set up collection, install the Sumo Logic App for PCI Compliance for AWS CloudTrail to use the preconfigured searches and Dashboards that provide insight into your data. 

To install the app:

Locate and install the app you need from the App Catalog. If you want to see a preview of the dashboards included with the app before installing, click Preview Dashboards.

  1. From the App Catalog, search for and select the app. 

  2. Select the version of the service you're using and click Add to Library.

  1. To install the app, complete the following fields.

    1. App Name. You can retain the existing name, or enter a name of your choice for the app.

    2. Data Source. Select either of these options for the data source.

      • Choose Source Category, and select a source category from the list.

      • Choose Enter a Custom Data Filter, and enter a custom source category beginning with an underscore. Example: (_sourceCategory=MyCategory).

    3. Advanced. Select the Location in Library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.

  2. Click Add to Library.

Once an app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder, or other folder that you specified. From here, you can share it with your organization. 

Panels will start to fill automatically. It's important to note that each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results won't immediately be available, but with a bit of time, you'll see full graphs and maps. 


The Cloud Security Monitoring & Analytics for AWS CloudTrail App provides dashboards that you can modify for your specific security operational needs.

  • Access Monitoring
  • Login Activity
  • Account and System Monitoring
  • Overview
  • Privileged Activity
  • Threat Intelligence

Amazon CloudTrail - Security Analytics - Access Monitoring

Description: See the details of security group activities and all AWS activities divided by read only and non read only.

Use Case: Provides analysis of group activity events including revoking and authorizing access, creating and deleting groups, and other events.

Amazon CloudTrail - Security Analytics - Login Activity

Description: See the details of login activity successes and failures for API, console, and the root account.

Use Case: Provides analysis of login activity. For API access analysis is provided with trending failed API calls and a detailed table of the recent reasons for failure. Additionally a stacked bar chart shows the comparison of overall failed API calls broken down by account. For console and root activity success and failure are broken down with trending and a detailed table provided in each case. 

Amazon CloudTrail - Security Monitoring - Account and System Monitoring

Description: See the details of identity and access management for users, roles, acces keys and other aspects of identity.

Use Case: Provides analysis of IAM activity. Analysis of created and deleted users as well as a summary of IAM events. Created and deleted roles are evidenced. An additional set of analysis looks into password management, user changes in groups and other events.

Amazon CloudTrail - Security Monitoring - Overview

Description: Monitoring overview providing one dashboard for the most critical analytics.

Use Case: Provides summary of the dashboards in one location. A good starting place to see trends and outliers before digging into the individual analytic dashboards that will provide more detail.

AWS CloudTrail - Security Analytics - Privileged Activity

Description: Provides analytics on events that require elevated privilages.

Use Case: Provides top events, trending and outliers on configuration changes, security group events, and security policy changes.

AWS CloudTrail - Security Analytics - Threat Intelligence

Description: Review this dashboard for details on potential threats and IOCs for AWS CloudTrail.

Use Case: Provides analysis on Threats Associated with CloudTrail Events, Threats By Actor, Threats by Events and I.P,  Threats by Events and Result, Threats by Geo Location, Threats Over Time by Result.