Amazon Macie | AWS feature spotlight 

Cloud Management

September 20, 2023 • 2 min read

The cloud management platform StackZone is powered by its intelligent automation of AWS features such as the Amazon Macie Aggregater, delivering rich benefits to your business and removing the complexities from the cloud. This article places a spotlight on one of StackZone’s features: Amazon Macie Aggregater.  We will explore exactly what it does and the impact of it on your cloud management. 

What is Amazon Macie?

Amazon Macie focuses on data security and helps organizations identify and protect sensitive data stored in S3 buckets. The design of this feature, using Machine Learning, helps you to discover, classify and protect sensitive data with the continuous monitoring of data access and usage patterns, alerting you when a potential security threat is detected. The feature automatically provides an inventory of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) buckets including a list of unencrypted buckets, publicly accessible buckets, and buckets shared with AWS accounts outside those you have defined in AWS organizations.

Macie integrates with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and AWS Key Management Service (KMS) to help you enforce access controls and encryption policies for your sensitive data. It’s a key feature needed to meet the requirements of data privacy compliance standards such as GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI DSS.  

How StackZone enhances Amazon Macie 

By enabling a central aggregated Amazon Macie instance in the security account, StackZone then enables aggregation for all accounts and regions in the security account. We make sure you can always find the solution to an undesired data leak before it happens. This supercharges your productivity because you don’t have to manually apply Amazon Macie to all accounts, optimising your security in seconds. 

Automation of Amazon Macie is key for your cloud management because it reduces the burden on your team of having up-to-date cloud expertise and to rolling out repetitive cloud tasks. 

In today’s world of emergent cyber threats, it’s vital to have protection in place for your sensitive data. Amazon Macie should be a key component of your cloud security strategy. Using StackZone as your all-in-one AWS cloud management platform, you can activate Amazon Macie, along with the many other powerful features, at the click of a button and instantly decrease your risk level. Want to see for yourself? Book a demo, and we’ll show you exactly how StackZone easily helps with your cloud security and compliance. 

This article was written by Gastón Silbestein, CRO of StackZone

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