Posted On: May 2, 2023

You can now use Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) message data protection in five additional AWS Regions: Asia Pacific (Hyderabad), Asia Pacific (Melbourne), Europe (Spain), Europe (Zurich), and Middle East (UAE). Amazon SNS message data protection is a set of capabilities that leverage pattern matching, machine learning models, and content 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.

With message data protection for Amazon SNS, you can 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 provide detailed audit reports of findings, block message delivery, and de-identify data within a payload via redaction or masking.

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

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