Ensure CloudTrail is Integrated with CloudWatch

AWS CloudTrail is a service that enables governance, compliance, operational auditing, and risk auditing of your AWS account. With CloudTrail, you can log, continuously monitor, and retain account activity related to actions across your AWS infrastructure. CloudTrail provides event history of your AWS account activity, including actions taken through the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, command line tools, and other AWS services. Since CloudTrail logs all API calls, Integrating with CloudWatch in important to be able to setup alarms. This is why CloudTrail CloudWatch integration is a security best practice. Having a full inventory of your CloudTrails with current logging status across all of your accounts can help with CIS, NIST, HIPPA, GDPR & PCI-DSS compliance.

Audit & Remediation



  • Validate if you see CloudWatch Logs log group is specified.
  • If you do not see anything specified here, select your CloudTrail.
  • Scroll down to the section CloudWatch Logs and select the Edit button.



  • Under CloudWatch Logs - optional select Enabled and choose a New Log group and choose save.



  • Continue this process for all of your AWS accounts to ensure you are compliant.
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