Chloe McAree (McAteer)
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AWS Macie


This is part of a blog series giving a high level overview of the different services examined on the AWS Solution Architect Associate exam, to view the whole series click here.

Macie Summary

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  • Macie is a data security/privacy service.

  • Uses machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) to discover, classify and protect sensitive information stored in S3.

  • Can automatically discover Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in your data and can alert you once identified.

  • Can produce dashboards, reporting and alerts

Benefits of Macie

  • Cost efficiently discovers sensitive data at scale

  • Constant visibility of data security/privacy through alerts and dashboards

  • Can use used across AWS accounts through AWS Organisations.

  • Can help you meet regulatory compliance

  • Great for PCI-DSS(credit card payments) and preventing theft