The Sensitive Data Protection on AWS solution allows enterprise customers to create data catalogs, discover, protect, and visualize sensitive data across multiple AWS accounts. The solution eliminates the need for manual tagging to track sensitive data such as Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and classified information.

The solution provides an automated approach to data protection with a self-service web application. You can perform regular or on-demand sensitive data discovery jobs using your own data classification templates. Moreover, you can access metrics such as the total number of sensitive data entries stored in all your AWS accounts, which accounts contain the most sensitive data, and the data source where the sensitive data is located.

how it works

The solution helps enterprise customers (such as companies with security or big data businesses) to implement the following data protection measures:

  • centralized management over hundreds of AWS accounts
  • automatic discovery of data assets
  • sensitive data detection and automatic labeling
  • integration with other AWS services or application

This guide provides an overview of the solution, its reference architecture and components, considerations for planning the deployment, configuration steps for deploying the solution to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

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The guide is intended for IT architects, developers, DevOps, data engineers with practical experience architecting on the AWS Cloud.

This is a technical solution. You will be solely responsible for your compliance with all applicable laws and regulations on data protection.