Amazon Macie automates cloud data protection with machine learning
Amazon offers a number of excellent tools to help enterprises keep their data and applications safe in the cloud. Last year, Amazon unveiled Amazon Inspector, its host-based application vulnerability assessment tool to monitor what is installed and configured on each virtual Instance. This year, it’s Amazon Macie, a security service designed to automatically discover and protect sensitive data stored in AWS.
As organizations move more of their data to Amazon’s various cloud offerings, security teams have the unenviable task of continuously tracking the data to identify, classify and protect sensitive pieces of information such as personally identifiable information (PII), personal health information (PHI), regulatory documents, API keys, secret key material and intellectual property.