Cloud Data Security Service AWS Macie by Amazon: Introduction, Use Cases, & Setup Guide

April 21, 2022 | Comments(0) |

TABLE OF CONTENT

1. Introduction to AWS Macie
2. Use Cases of AWS Macie
3. Setup Guide for AWS Macie
4. Conclusion
5. About CloudThat
6. FAQs

1. Introduction to AWS Macie:

Amazon Macie was sent off in the late spring of 2017, undoubtedly arousing a lot of joy for cloud security engineers. Amazon Macie is strong security and consistent administration that gives a programmed strategy to distinguish, recognize, and order information inside your AWS account.

Amazon Macie is a cloud security tool that uses machine learning technology to learn and identify to protect sensitive data stored in the Amazon Web Services. It automatically identifies and discovers sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information (PII) or intellectual property, that the enterprise stores in AWS using natural language processing (NLP).

By using AWS Macie, you can detect any data breaches and intrusions. This service constantly monitors and analyzes stored cloud data access and account behavior in a periodic way to identify any unusual activity. If it detects anything, it sends alerts to the admins.

2. Use Cases of AWS Macie

  • An account that unnecessarily downloads sensitive data
  • Any unusual activity from an unfamiliar IP address
  • A user who downloads source code that he and she never interact normally
  • Any sensitive data that is open to the world

3. Setup Guide for AWS Macie

Step 1: – Choose a bucket that stores any sensitive data like credit card details, phone numbers, bank account details

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Step 2: – Choose an AWS Macie service from AWS Console

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Step 3: – Click on get started on AWS Macie, you will get 30 days of trial free in AWS Free Tier Account

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Step 4: – Click on Enable Macie Service

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Step 5: After enabling, Macie will automatically detect all the buckets and objects stored inside the bucket, and based upon the size and count of buckets the Macie dashboard will come up, it takes some time to show data on the dashboard

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Step 6: – Click on create job and select your bucket and click on next

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Step 7: – Click on next and in the schedule section choose whether you want to run this job daily or only once

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Step 8: – Click on next and in managed data identifiers keep the selection type as ALL, if you want to monitor all your data in the bucket you choose or you can exclude or include any as such you want

Step 9: – Click on next and if you want any custom identifiers like the specific column to keep track like credit card numbers or any then you can define custom identifiers

Step 10: – Click on next and give the job name and description

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Step 11: – Check the cost for your total selected bucket and its corresponding size and click on submit

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Step 12: – After Submission your job started to run

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This is the process of setting up your AWS Macie Service on top of your AWS S3 to protect your sensitive data stored

4. Conclusion

Remember that data on the AWS bucket doesn’t come with the security assurance from the AWS cloud; you must take care of your data security. Privacy around the world is increasing, and it’s not something to be taken lightly. To ensure your data is stored in Amazon S3 always stay compliant. Enterprises should turn to a cloud privacy data monitoring tool like this covered in this article.

5. About CloudThat

As a pioneer in the Cloud consulting realm, CloudThat is AWS (Amazon Web Services) Advanced Consulting Partner, AWS authorized Training Partner, Microsoft Gold Partner, and Winner of the Microsoft Asia Superstar Campaign for India: 2021. Our team has designed and delivered various Disaster Recovery strategies to our customers.

We are on a mission to build a robust cloud computing ecosystem by disseminating knowledge on technological intricacies within the cloud space. Our blogs, webinars, case studies, and white papers enable all the stakeholders in the cloud computing sphere to advance in their businesses.

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6. FAQs

  1. What are the main advantages of Amazon Macie?

Amazon Macie uses machine learning and pattern matching to identify sensitive data at a scale at a low cost. Macie identifies many sensitive data categories, including personally identifiable information (PII) such as names, addresses, and credit card numbers. It also provides you with continuous insight into the data security and privacy stored on Amazon S3. Macie is simple to set up, requiring only a single click in the AWS (Amazon Web Services) S Management Console or a single API request. In addition, Macie supports multiple accounts via AWS Organizations, allowing you to enable Macie across all your accounts with a few clicks.

  1. What is the cost of Amazon Macie?

According to Mumbai Region, the Evaluating one S3 bucket will cost around $0.10 and cost to evaluate 1 GB of data is $1.00, and the first 1 GB evaluation of data is free

For Example-:

If you have 15 S3 Bucket With 100 GB of Data, then the total cost would be

  • 15 AWS Bucket = 15*$0.10 = $1.50
  • 100 GB Data = 1 GB is free so = 99*$1.00 = $99
  • Total Cost = $100.50 Macie Charge
  1. Is Amazon Macie service being Global or Regional?

Amazon Macie is a regional service; it needs to be enabled on a regional basis.


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