2.1.4 Ensure all data in Amazon S3 has been discovered, classified and secured when required. (Manual)
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Amazon S3 buckets can contain sensitive data, that for security purposes should be discovered, monitored, classified and protected. Macie along with other 3rd party tools can automatically provide an inventory of Amazon S3 buckets.
Using a Cloud service or 3rd Party software to continuously monitor and automate the process of data discovery and classification for S3 buckets using machine learning and pattern matching is a strong defense in protecting that information.
Amazon Macie is a fully managed data security and data privacy service that uses machine learning and pattern matching to discover and protect your sensitive data in AWS.
There is a cost associated with using Amazon Macie. There is also typically a cost associated with 3rd Party tools that perform similar processes and protection.
Perform the following steps to determine if Macie is running:
Login to the Macie console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/macie/
In the left hand pane click on By job under findings.
Confirm that you have a Job setup for your S3 Buckets
When you log into the Macie console if you aren't taken to the summary page and you don't have a job setup and running then refer to the remediation procedure below.
If you are using a 3rd Party tool to manage and protect your s3 data you meet this recommendation.
Perform the steps below to enable and configure Amazon Macie
Log on to the Macie console at
Setup a repository for sensitive data discovery results
In the Left pane, under Settings, click
Create bucketis selected.
Create a bucket, enter a name for the bucket. The name must be unique across all S3 buckets. In addition, the name must start with a lowercase letter or a number.
Block all public access, make sure
KMS encryption, specify the AWS KMS key that you want to use to encrypt the results. The key must be a symmetric, customer master key (CMK) that's in the same Region as the S3 bucket.
Create a job to discover sensitive data
In the left pane, click
S3 buckets. Macie displays a list of all the S3 buckets for your account.
check boxfor each bucket that you want Macie to analyze as part of the job
For the Name and description step, enter a name and, optionally, a description of the job.
For the Review and create step, click
Review your findings
In the left pane, click
To view the details of a specific finding, choose any field other than the check box for the finding.
If you are using a 3rd Party tool to manage and protect your s3 data, follow the Vendor documentation for implementing and configuring that tool.