Posted On: Sep 29, 2023

Amazon Macie has introduced new managed data identifiers to expand its capabilities for discovering and identifying Stripe API keys, Google Cloud API keys, Driver’s license numbers (India) and national identification numbers (India) in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Understanding the presence and location of such data in your S3 storage helps you to better plan data security, governance, and privacy of your organization. With over 100+ managed data identifiers, Macie helps protect your sensitive data at scale.

Amazon Macie now offers a new default set of managed data identifiers specifically recommended for sensitive data discovery jobs. You can also configure the job to use a custom set of managed data identifiers with a few steps on the Macie console or with the Macie API.

Macie provides continual, cost efficient, organization-wide visibility into where sensitive data resides across your Amazon S3 estate. Macie automatically and intelligently samples and analyzes objects across your S3 buckets, inspecting them for sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII), financial data, and AWS credentials. Macie builds an interactive data map of where your sensitive data in S3 resides across accounts, and provides a sensitivity score for each bucket.

The first 30 days of automated sensitive data discovery are available at no additional charge as part of the 30-day Amazon Macie free trial. During the trial period you can see the estimated cost of running automated sensitive data discovery in the Macie Management Console.