FAQ

Questions about scans

What is the difference between on-demand and background scanning?
On-demand scans are scans that are triggered manually, by the user, through the CloudSploit dashboard. Background scans are scans initiated by CloudSploit...
Thu, 31 Oct, 2019 at 3:37 AM
Where do I change which emails I receive from CloudSploit?
Head to the "Account Settings" page and uncheck the boxes next to the emails you do not wish to receive. We strongly recommend that at least one...
Sat, 23 Jul, 2016 at 12:05 AM
How can I disable background scanning?
Background scans can be disabled by unselecting the "Enabled" box under the "Upgraded" features enabled column on the "AWS Acc...
Thu, 29 Sep, 2016 at 10:27 PM
How many API requests does CloudSploit make to my account?
The number of API calls depends on the size of the account and number of resources within it. For most of our users, we see an average of 200 - 300 calls b...
Sun, 10 Nov, 2019 at 11:41 AM
What risks does CloudSploit detect?
CloudSploit detects risks across a variety of AWS services, including: CloudTrail, ConfigService, EC2, IAM, KMS, RDS, Route53, S3, and VPC. Within each se...
Sat, 23 Jul, 2016 at 12:10 AM
How often can I trigger manual scans?
Manual scans can be triggered once every 10 minutes for the same account.
Sat, 23 Jul, 2016 at 12:12 AM
What does a sample scan report look like?
Attached is a sample report from a scan of an AWS account. This report is provided in CSV format after being exported from CloudSploit's dashboard...
Thu, 15 Sep, 2016 at 12:37 PM
How Do I Write My Own Plugin?
As a Premium Plan user, you can create custom plugins for CloudSploit that will be run against your account along with all of the existing, publicly availab...
Sun, 14 May, 2017 at 3:09 PM
How often does CloudSploit scan my IaaS account?
This is configurable, from 1 hour to 999 hours. By default, CloudSploit will scan each connected account every 36 hours.
Sun, 10 Nov, 2019 at 11:41 AM
Where does CloudSploit store the scan data?
CloudSploit first makes a series of API calls to your connected IaaS account. These results are stored as a JSON file in an AWS S3 bucket, isolated from oth...
Sun, 10 Nov, 2019 at 11:41 AM