AWS GuardDuty

Updated 4 hours ago by Sachit Soni


TruSTAR is an intelligence platform that helps organizations leverage multiple sources of threat intelligence and fuse it with historical event data to prioritize and enrich investigations.  This document provides detailed instructions to setup an AWS Lambda function which can listen for Guard Duty events that are triggered and send the event details into TruSTAR.

TruSTAR's AWS GuardDuty Integration allows AWS users who have access to Guard Duty to transmit Guard Duty "Findings" into their private enclaves in TruSTAR Station where they become Incident Reports.   The integration is a Lambda function that is automatically triggered every time a Guard Duty Finding is fired, converts the Finding into a TruSTAR incident report object, and transmits that incident report to a customer-specified enclave in TruSTAR Station.

APP Installation


The following bundles are required for successful installation of the TruSTAR AWS Guard Duty app.


Bundle Name



AWS Guard Duty App Bundle (

This bundle contains the lambda functions that a user will need to trigger Guard Duty events


AWS Instance with access to configure Lambda function

Users need to have access to configure Lambda functions in AWS to leverage the App


Create Lambda Function

  • Navigate to Lambda →  Create Function
  • Fill out the details, refer to image below
    • Name – Unique name to identify Lambda function
    • Runtime – Select Python 2.7
    • Role – Select a role which has access to “AWS CloudWatch Logs”
  • Select create function
  • Select “Upload a zip file” in Function code and upload the zip bundle(
  • Enter the environment variables
    • TRUSTAR_URL – TruStar Station URL (Ensure it doesn’t have trailing ‘/’)

    • API_KEY – TruStar API Key

    • API_SECRET – TruStar API Secret
    • ENCLAVE_ID – TruStar Enclave Id

  • Change the timeout to 2 mins
  • Save the changes

Create CloudWatch Event

  • Create a CloudWatch Event Rule
  • Navigate Services --> Management Tools --> Cloud Watch
  • Click on Rules --> Create Rule ; select the details
  • Add the Target and select the Lambda function refer to image below
  • Click on configure details
  • Add the name of configure rule details and Create rule.
  • Select create rule

Sample JSON Event Ingested into TruSTAR

            "version": "0",
            "id": "c8c4daa7-a20c-2f03-0070-b7393dd542ad",
            "detail-type": "GuardDuty Finding",
            "source": "aws.guardduty",
            "account": "123456789012",
            "time": "1970-01-01T00:00:00Z",
            "region": "us-east-1",
            "resources": [],
            "detail": {
              "schemaVersion": "2.0",
              "accountId": "123456789012",
              "region": "us-east-1",
              "partition": "aws",
              "id": "99afba5c5c43e07c9e3e5e2e544e95df",
              "arn": "arn:aws:guardduty:us-east-1:123456789012:detector/123456789012/finding/16afba5c5c43e07c9e3e5e2e544e95df",
              "type": "99:EC2/Stateless.IntegTest",
              "resource": {
                "resourceType": "Instance",
                "instanceDetails": {
                  "instanceId": "i-05746eb48123455e0",
                  "instanceType": "t2.micro",
                  "launchTime": 1492735675000,
                  "productCodes": [],
                  "networkInterfaces": [
                      "ipv6Addresses": [],
                      "privateDnsName": "",
                      "privateIpAddress": "",
                      "privateIpAddresses": [
                          "privateDnsName": "",
                          "privateIpAddress": ""
                      "subnetId": "subnet-d58b7123",
                      "vpcId": "vpc-34865123",
                      "securityGroups": [
                          "groupName": "launch-wizard-1",
                          "groupId": "sg-9918a123"
                      "publicDnsName": "",
                      "publicIp": ""
                  "tags": [
                      "key": "Name",
                      "value": "ssh-22-open"
                  "instanceState": "running",
                  "availabilityZone": "us-east-1b",
                  "imageId": "ami-4836a123",
                  "imageDescription": "Amazon Linux AMI 2017.03.0.20170417 x86_64 HVM GP2"
              "service": {
                "serviceName": "guardduty",
                "detectorId": "3caf4e0aaa46ce4ccbcef949a8785353",
                "action": {
                  "actionType": "NETWORK_CONNECTION",
                  "networkConnectionAction": {
                    "connectionDirection": "OUTBOUND",
                    "remoteIpDetails": {
                      "ipAddressV4": "",
                      "organization": {
                        "asn": -1,
                        "isp": "GeneratedFindingISP",
                        "org": "GeneratedFindingORG"
                      "country": {
                        "countryName": "United States"
                      "city": {
                        "cityName": "GeneratedFindingCityName"
                      "geoLocation": {
                        "lat": 0,
                        "lon": 0
                    "remotePortDetails": {
                      "port": 22,
                      "portName": "SSH"
                    "localPortDetails": {
                      "port": 2000,
                      "portName": "Unknown"
                    "protocol": "TCP",
                    "blocked": false
                "resourceRole": "TARGET",
                "additionalInfo": {
                  "unusualProtocol": "UDP",
                  "threatListName": "GeneratedFindingCustomerListName",
                  "unusual": 22
                "eventFirstSeen": "2017-10-31T23:16:23Z",
                "eventLastSeen": "2017-10-31T23:16:23Z",
                "archived": false,
                "count": 1
              "severity": 5,
              "createdAt": "2017-10-31T23:16:23.824Z",
              "updatedAt": "2017-10-31T23:16:23.824Z",
              "title": "99:EC2/Stateless.IntegTest",
              "description": "99:EC2/Stateless.IntegTest"



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