LISBON (Reuters) – Amazon’s cloud-computing customers to decide on the best way to protect sensitive information online, a senior executive said on Tuesday, following allegations by AMERICAN lawmakers that the web giant has not done enough to protect the data stored on the server.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) can be seen at the start of the 4th annual of America, Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile, on September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the arm, the use of cloud computing Amazon.com (AMZN.D) has come under fire following a string of high-profile data breaches, including this year, for which the personal data of the 106 million people who are stored on the servers of Capital One Financial Corp (COF.(N).
Chief technology officer Werner Vogels said AWS has several services to help clients identify if their data are to be stored, and the identification of potential problems, but the decision as to which settings to use with their clients.
“We feel that We have a responsibility to make sure that you take the right actions, but in the end it is only you that can decide what the right action is and what is not,” he told Reuters on the sidelines of the Web Summit tech conference, held in Lisbon, portugal.
“I’m not going to get you to look at your data and think ‘hey, this cat’s videos, you should not do that’.” He also added that customers with stricter security controls on sensitive data such as credit card information).
Cyber security researchers say the data is hosted on AWS servers, and is often accidentally exposed as a result of the mistakes made by the company’s clients to configure their security settings.
The putative Capital of An attacker, for example, has been able to gain access to the company’s data, due to an incorrect configuration of the user’s web application firewall, US prosecutors have said.
Analysts at Gartner predict customer error, it will be up to 99 percent of the cloud-based security faults,” in the next five or six years.
The birds said, and the WORLD-system has alerted customers of a “giant red button” when they have been configured online, the storage of containers, known as buckets, are available for everyone online for a chosen number of products and applications.
The company also offers tools that customers can carry out the analysis of the type of data they store, and on-the-spot is often associated in a slip-up, ” he said.
“If you have to change the configuration of a bucket, in order to be able to read the world, and you’ll get a lot of alarm bells going off,” he said. “It is up to the customer to decide what is right and what is wrong.”
Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Pravin Char