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Cloud Security Automation by Prashant Priyam

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Logging and monitoring level

Logging and monitoring is a very important aspect of any IT infrastructure. Here we get granular details about all the events performed in the infrastructure at each level. Logging and monitoring is a bit complex in the cloud. In logs, we cannot always filter on the basis of IP due to dynamic allocation of IP. There can arise a situation where one IP was earlier representing the x virtual machine, but is now representing the y virtual machine.

Apart from this, the cloud comprises different services. We must ensure the activity logging at each service. 

In AWS, we can use CloudTrail to log all the activity for each service and we can either store these logs to an S3 bucket or we can forward them to CloudTrail logs. ...

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