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AWS: Security Best Practices on AWS by Albert Anthony

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Amazon Macie

Amazon Macie is the newest security service powered by Artificial Intelligence launched by AWS that uses machine learning to identify, categorize, and secure your sensitive data that is stored in S3 buckets. It continuously monitors your data and sends alerts when it detects an anomaly in the usage or access patterns. It uses templated Lambda functions for either sending alerts, revoking unauthorized access, or resetting password policies upon detecting suspicious behavior.

As of now, Amazon Macie supports S3 and CloudTrail with the support for more services such as EC2, DynamoDB, RDS, Glue is planned in the near future. Let us look at two important features of Amazon Macie.

Data Discovery and Classification

Amazon Macie allows you to ...

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