Posted On: Sep 8, 2022

Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) is launching a public preview of message data protection, a new set of capabilities for Amazon SNS Standard Topics that leverage pattern matching, machine learning models, and data protection policies to help security and engineering teams facilitate real-time data protection in their applications that use Amazon SNS to exchange high volumes of data.

Amazon SNS is a fully managed, reliable, and highly available messaging service that enables you to connect decoupled microservices or send messages directly to users via SMS, mobile push, and email. With message data protection for Amazon SNS, you can now discover and protect certain types of personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) data that is in motion between your applications. This can help support your compliance objectives, for example, with regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Message data protection enables topic owners to define and apply data protection policies that scan messages in real-time for sensitive data to either provide detailed audit reports of findings or block message delivery altogether.

Amazon SNS message data protection is available in the following AWS Regions: US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Jakarta), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), and South America (São Paulo).

Start discovering and protecting sensitive data in real-time using the AWS Software Development Kit (SDK), AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), or AWS Management Console.

To learn more about Amazon SNS message data protection, see the following: