An identity created or updated password for an IAM user

Cortex XDR Analytics Alert Reference by Alert name

Product
Cortex XDR
Last date published
2024-06-18
Category
Analytics Alert Reference
Order
Alert name

Synopsis

Activation Period

14 Days

Training Period

30 Days

Test Period

N/A (single event)

Deduplication Period

5 Days

Required Data

  • Requires:
    • AWS Audit Log

Detection Modules

Cloud

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Informational

Description

An identity created or updated an AWS console password for an IAM user.

Attacker's Goals

Escalate privileges, maintain persistence in cloud environments.

Investigative actions

  • Verify whether the identity should be making this action.
  • Examine what additional API calls were made by the identity.

Variations

A suspicious identity created or updated password for an IAM user

Synopsis

ATT&CK Tactic

ATT&CK Technique

Severity

Low

Description

An identity created or updated an AWS console password for an IAM user.

Attacker's Goals

Escalate privileges, maintain persistence in cloud environments.

Investigative actions

  • Verify whether the identity should be making this action.
  • Examine what additional API calls were made by the identity.