In Cloud Computing This Week [Jan 22nd 2021]
This week's roundup of all the cloud news.
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Hava's reporting module provides an initial report centred around the AWS well architected methodology and is available on selected subscription plans and self hosted enterprise solutions.
The compliance reports run daily and identifies potential resource configuration issues that do not meet AWS best practices, something you can miss when you generate aws diagram sets using automated or manual methods..
The reporting module can be accessed via a link in the menu bar of your Hava dashboard.
Once selected the reports dashboard is opened showing the available reports for each AWS account connected to your hava.io data sources
Selecting the required compliance report will open up the detailed report showing
The region usage section of the AWS compliance reports display a world map with the locations of the regions detected in your AWS account configuration.
The report also displays a table of all known available regions and indicates whether your network configuration is using them or not. Given the importance of load speed and latency this section of the report can highlight where gains can be made when comparing to the location of your application users.
The region report will also demonstrate that your data is stored in appropriate geographical locations in line with local data security compliance regimes like GDPR.
Hava's AWS compliance report includes a number of interactive graphs. The first of which is the Resources by Region.
This graph details and totals the resources found in each active region in your AWS configuration.
The check boxes beneath the graph enable you to turn on/off inclusion of particular resource type in the graph.
Hovering over coloured sections of the bars will pop out an information box with details that relate to that section of the graph.
In the top right hand corner of each graph is a dotted icon that allows you to export just the selected graph to your choice of xls, csv, png or jpeg formats.
As the name suggest the next graph on the report the "Total Resources" graph details resources totalled by resource type. The same hover and export functionality is available for this graph.
The final AWS Compliance graph in the series details the number of active and inactive IAM users and roles discovered in your AWS source account.
No account specific details are displayed, only the number of user and roles found and whether they are active or not. From an AWS best practice and security perspective, removing inactive or unused IAM credentials assists in the overall security of your cloud infrastructure.
As with the other interactive graphs, you are able to toggle on/off visibility of both active and inactive users and roles.
The next section of the report runs through your resources and applies AWS Trusted Advisor style analysis which is visualised as either Informational, or a Low, Medium or High concern level.
This report section starts with a pie chart visualization of the resource types and the percentage of concern levels associated with each resource group.
This chart is also interactive and exportable. Selecting a section of the chart will reveal details about the number, size and gravity of the findings. On the example above, the centre wheel represents the overall number of findings.
Selecting the "Medium" segment for instance, reveals that 4 medium level findings (22.2% of the overall findings) were discovered.
The remainder of the report goes into detail on the nature of each of the findings that make up the above graph.
If we take a look at one of the four medium level findings we can see a summary of a "IMDSv2 not enforced" finding. Clicking the "more..." option reveals the configuration/policy that caused the warning.
An example of a critical "High" level finding is reported in this example against EC2
Low level findings typically make up the bulk of discovered potential configuration improvements like the following:
For presentation, audit and archive purposes the entire compliance report can be exported to PDF by selecting the 'Export' function in the top right of the report.
The details in the findings revealed by the 'more...' option in the report will be expanded in the exported PDF document.
Hava's Compliance reporting currently includes the following services:
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The AWS Compliance report is the first in a series of planned management reports under development.