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Mastering AWS Security by Albert Anthony

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Amazon Inspector components

Amazon Inspector is accessible the through AWS Management Console, the AWS Software Development Kit (SDK), AWS Command Line Tools, and Amazon Inspector APIs, through HTTPS. Let's look at the major components of this service, as shown in the following figure:

Figure 9 - Amazon Inspector dashboard
  • AWS agent: This is a software agent developed by AWS that must be installed in your assessment target, that is, your EC2 instance. This agent monitors all activities and collects data for your EC2 instance, such as the installation, configuration, and filesystem, as per the rules package selected by you for assessment. ...

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