Amazon uses AI to identify and protect sensitive data

Amazon has launched a new service – Amazon Macie – that uses artificial intelligence to help identify and protect sensitive data stored in Amazon Web Services (AWS). At this stage only available for the data store Amazon Simple Storage Service, Amazon Macie is aimed at protecting data from breaches, data leaks, and authorised access. The service relies on machine learning to discover and classify sensitive data such as personally identifiable information or intellectual property. Access to such data is continuously monitored in order to detect any suspicious activity, based upon access patterns, and detailed alerts are generated when risks of unauthorised access or inadvertent data leaks are identified.