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What is Amazon Macie?


Fully managed data security and data privacy service that uses machine learning and pattern matching to discover and protect your sensitive data in AWS. Automates the discovery of sensitive data at scale Lowers the cost of protecting your data.

How it Works?

STEP 1 : Amazon Macie

Enable Amazon Macie with one-click in AWS Management Console or a single API call.

STEP 2 : Continuoally evaluate your S3 environment

automatically generates an inventory of S3 buckets & details on the bucket-level security & access controls.

STEP 3 : Discover Sensitive data

Analyzes buckets using Machine learning & pattern matching to discover sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information(PII).

STEP 4 : Take Action

Generates findings & sends to Amazon Cloudwatch Events for integration into workflows & remediation actions.

Detailed Workflow

Macie automatically provides an inventory of Amazon S3 buckets including a list of unencrypted buckets, publicly accessible buckets, and buckets shared with AWS accounts outside those you have defined in AWS Organizations. Then, Macie applies machine learning and pattern matching techniques to the buckets you select to identify and alert you to sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information (PII).

Macie’s alerts, or findings, can be searched and filtered in the AWS Management Console and sent to Amazon EventBridge, formerly called Amazon CloudWatch Events, for easy integration with existing workflow or event management systems, or to be used in combination with AWS services, such as AWS Step Functions to take automated remediation actions. This can help you meet regulations, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). You can get started with Amazon Macie by leveraging the 30-day free trial for bucket evaluation.

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