In this paper, the event-based triggering method is adopted to investigate the secure consensus issue of multiple autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) under denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. DoS attack is a form of time-sequence-based cyber attack, which can destroy the normal service of the control target or network. First, based on an event-triggered mechanism, a novel secure control protocol is proposed. Second, the upper bounds of attack duration and attack frequency are given to ensure that multiple AUVs under DoS attacks can reach consensus. Third, an event-triggered mechanism with exponential variables is developed to avoid the continuous update of the controller, thereby reducing the burdens of communication and calculation. Zeno behavior can be strictly ruled out for each AUV under this triggering mechanism. Finally, the simulation results illustrate the feasibility of the proposed scheme.