Scan Sensitive Files and Buckets - AWS DLP for S3


  • Implementing AWS DLP for S3 is crucial for protecting data stored in Amazon S3.
  • Strac DLP is a tailored solution designed specifically for AWS S3, offering versatile scanning and customized detection.
  • Strac DLP provides automated remediation and seamless integration with existing AWS infrastructure.
  • With Strac DLP, compliance with global regulations is ensured.
  • Fortify your data repositories and confidently navigate the digital realm using Strac DLP for AWS S3.

Why Implement AWS DLP for S3? OR Why have Data Protection for AWS S3?

Amazon S3 has revolutionized how businesses store and manage their data. With its vast and scalable storage solutions, AWS S3 is undeniably a cornerstone of the cloud infrastructure for countless organizations. However, with great power comes great responsibility. The importance of safeguarding the data housed within S3 cannot be overstated. Here's where Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for S3 becomes an imperative:

  • Volume & Complexity: S3 buckets can house petabytes of data. Implementing AWS DLP for S3 is crucial for ensuring the security of data stored in Amazon S3. The sheer volume and the diverse nature of data (from employee records to customer transactions) call for automated and robust DLP solutions.
  • Accidental Exposure: Misconfigurations have led to several instances where S3 buckets were unintentionally exposed to the public. DLP acts as a vigilant guard, ensuring such oversights are promptly addressed.
  • Regulatory Adherence: Just as with CloudWatch, data in S3 often falls under stringent global regulations. DLP ensures that compliance isn't just a checkbox but a continuously maintained standard.
  • Enhanced Data Management: With DLP, data isn't just stored; it's smartly managed. From classifying data based on sensitivity to enforcing retention policies, DLP brings method to the madness.
  • Proactive Threat Mitigation: Internal and external threats are ever-evolving. A comprehensive DLP solution continuously monitors and reacts to unusual data access patterns, ensuring threats are nipped in the bud.

Strac DLP: Data Protection for AWS S3

Strac DLP isn't a generic solution—it's meticulously designed with AWS S3 in mind. Here's how Strac DLP stands out:

  • Discovery and Classification: Strac automatically identifies and classifies sensitive data stored in S3 buckets based on predefined categories such as personal identifiable information (PII), financial information, health records, or custom-defined categories. This helps in understanding what sensitive data is stored and applying appropriate protection measures.
    • Whether your S3 bucket contains structured databases, unstructured documents, or intricate media files, Strac DLP scans it all with precision.
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  • Data Access Monitoring: Strac monitors and logs access to sensitive data in real time. This includes tracking who accessed the data, when, and from where. Monitoring should cover both authorized and unauthorized access attempts to provide a clear audit trail for compliance and investigative purposes.
    • Who accessed what files/buckets and if there is an anomaly in file downloads
  • Permission Auditing and Management: Strac continuously assess and manage permissions of S3 buckets and objects to ensure that only authorized users and services have access to sensitive data. This includes detecting overly permissive settings and automatically correcting them or alerting administrators.
  • Anomaly Detection and Threat Prevention: Strac uses machine learning to detect anomalous access patterns or suspicious activities that could indicate a threat or a data breach. This includes identifying unusual data access volumes, access from risky IP addresses, and other indicators of compromise.
  • Incident Response and Remediation: Strac automates responses to detected threats or policy violations. This can include blocking access, alerting administrators, quarantining affected data, or other actions to mitigate risk. Provide tools for investigation and remediation of incidents.
    • Detection is half the battle. Strac DLP is equipped to take corrective actions, be it adjusting permissions or have automated approval workflows ensuring that your data remains uncompromised.
  • Compliance Management: Strac helps organizations comply with relevant data protection regulations and standards (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA, PCI-DSS) by enforcing policies, managing consent, and providing detailed reports and documentation for audit purposes.

Implementing a DLP solution that encompasses these capabilities will help organization.

In a world where data is the new gold, it's essential to have fortifications in place. With Strac DLP for AWS S3, fortify your data repositories and navigate the digital realm with confidence.

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