The pandemic has given digitization an unprecedented boost. That was not always good for IT security, says Amazon’s chief technology officer.
The increasing digitalization of everyday life in the Corona crisis brings new challenges for security in the network, according to the Amazon technical director Werner Vogels. In the pandemic, many inexperienced users of online services were added who could become easy prey for cyber criminals, Vogels warned at an appearance at the DLD All Stars innovation conference on Sunday. “We need to upgrade our security measures. That is crucial.”
Attacks more and more attractive
At the same time, with more and more parts of everyday life being relocated to the Internet, attacks would become more attractive overall. The “bad actors” in the network developed just as quickly as the good ones. Amazon is a leading provider of cloud services for startups and established companies through AWS . The security is now the number one issue in his talks with customers, said bird. Companies also resorted to cloud platforms because they did not trust themselves to protect their systems on their own. Security is a problem that will not go away.
The DLD (Digital Life Design) conference organized by the Burda media group aims to build a bridge between technology, business and culture. The three-day online event DLD All Stars, which started on Sunday, comes close to a digital version of the annual conferences in Munich. A key issue should be the question of what the world needs after the corona pandemic and how it should go on, said DLD organizer Steffi Czerny.