A quick one today… Amazon is serious about security. We really are. To the point where we have a three-day security conference just for us.
Security is what Amazon is built on. Between the retail storefront and our AWS presence we need to earn the trust and keep the trust of our users. It takes a lot to get someone to trust you, and nothing but a blip to lose everything. To be ever vigilant — you need to play defense all the time and win each time; your adversary has time on his hand and only needs to win once for you to go down.
The keynote was given by Phyllis Schneck, the under secretary of cyber security at the Department of Homeland Security.
Yeah, we take security seriously. :-)