Create a Scan Profile

Scan profiles allow you to group the scan operations of different cloud resources and schedule scans according to your needs. You can create different scan profiles to run scans targeting different resources. For example, you can create a scan profile to run a scan targeting only Vulnerability Scans of EC2 instances.

Note: You can create a maximum of 10 scan profiles.

To create a scan profile:

  1. Click Projects & Connections.

    Tenable Cloud Security displays the list of projects in the Projects tab.

  2. In the row for the project for which you are creating the scan profile, click > Manage cloud scan profiles.

    The Manage scan profiles window appears.

  3. Click New Scan Profile.

    The Create new scan profile for cloud window appears.

  4. Edit the scan profile name or retain the default name.
  5. In Step 1, in the Cloud config assessment options section, select all applicable resources.
    Note: You can search for resources in the Search resources box.
  6. (Optional) In Step 2, click the Enable Vulnerability Scan toggle to enable vulnerability assessment.
    Note: The vulnerability scan option is available only for AWS projects. Tenable Cloud Security supports vulnerability scans only for AWS EC2 instances. When you enable vulnerability scan, Tenable Cloud Security starts scanning EC2 instances for vulnerabilities after the misconfiguration scan completes.
  7. Click Preview to view the resources selected in the cloud scan profile.

  8. Click Create Scan Profile.

    Tenable Cloud Security creates the scan profile and displays in the Manage scan profiles window.

    For information about how to initiate the scan for the scan profile, see Run a Cloud Scan.