Ensure there are Amazon Macie sensitive data discovery jobs created within each AWS cloud region in order to automate discovery, logging, and reporting of sensitive data stored in Amazon S3 buckets. A Macie data discovery job analyzes the objects available in your S3 buckets to determine whether the objects contain sensitive data, and it provides detailed reports of the data that it finds, and the analysis that it performs.
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Amazon Macie is a fully managed data security and data privacy service that uses Machine Learning (ML) and pattern matching to discover and protect sensitive and critical data within AWS cloud. With Macie you can classify and safeguard your sensitive data, automate compliance (including GDPR compliance), detect unauthorized user access, and avoid inadvertent data leaks through customizable alerts. For example, Amazon Macie can help you to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulations around encryption and pseudonymization of data as it recognizes Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
To determine if there are Amazon Macie data discovery jobs created and configured within your AWS cloud account, perform the following actions:
Remediation / Resolution
To define Amazon Macie data discovery jobs for your sensitive data and benefit from data classification, help with regulatory compliance, and protection from leaks, perform the following actions:
- AWS Official Documentation
- What Is Amazon Macie Classic?
- Concepts and Terminology
- Getting started with Amazon Macie
- Discovering sensitive data with Amazon Macie
- Running sensitive data discovery jobs in Amazon Macie
- Creating a sensitive data discovery job
- Managing sensitive data discovery jobs
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