Cloudwatch Events Output

About Cloudwatch Events

Dash allows teams to extend compliance by connecting Dash compliance events into other AWS services. Dash customers can send compliance data to Cloudwatch events and trigger AWS Lambda functions, SES, and more. 

By using the Dash Cloudwatch Events output, users may write custom code and logic based on Dash compliance issues. 

Requirements

Turning On Cloudwatch Events Instructions

  1. In the Dash Compliance Automation Platform,  navigate to Settings Notification Settings
  2. The page should look like this:
dash cloudwatch hipaa

3. Under the Logging Configuration section of the page, make sure “Send Events to Cloudwatch” is enabled like shown below.

dash audit logging cloudwatch

Cloudwatch Event Types

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Triggering Lambda Functions Using Cloudwatch Events

1. After enabling this option, compliance events from Dash will stream into Cloudwatch Logs on a daily basis.

2. To access Dash logs, login to the AWS Console -> Click the Services tab -> Navigate to Cloudwatch

aws cloudwatch

3. Click “Logs” in the left sidebar.

4. In the Filter Box, type “/dash” and press enter. You should see Dash Log Groups based on your AWS account ID, similar to the image below.

 
dash cloudwatch logs

8. You can click on an individual Log Group to view Log Streams and see compliance event types like below.

dash cloudwatch log streams

9. Users can view individual logs by clicking on an individual event type.

aws hipaa compliance cloudwatch logs

Connecting Cloudwatch Logs To Other Logging Solutions

Once you have enabled sending Dash Compliance logs to Cloudwatch, your team can connect Dash compliance data into other logging solutions and SIEMs such as AWS Elasticsearch, Logstash and Splunk. 

Read Our Other Tutorials For Sending Dash Compliance Events to:

AWS Elasticsearch