Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) hardly needs any introduction. Whilst there are not, of course, a “Cybersecurity Company” they do exist as a backbone for many InfoSec platforms. AWS has now evolved into becoming a primary “cloud provider”. The ultimate benefit of cloud computing, and AWS, is the ability to leverage a new business model and turn capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. Businesses no longer need to plan and procure servers and other IT resources weeks or months in advance. Using AWS, businesses can take advantage of Amazon’s expertise and economies of scale to access resources when their business needs them, delivering results faster and at a lower cost. Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S. Europe, Singapore, and Japan, customers across all industries are taking advantage of their low-cost, elastic, open, and flexible, secure platform.


Industry Classification: Cybersecurity Information Technology & Services

Cybersecurity Specializations: Hundreds of things!

Address/Location: Seattle, WA, United States
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Company Size: 10,001+ employees

Year of Incorporation: 2006

Main Website: Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Hacker Hotshot Speaker: Sean Malone

Date of Recording: August 28th, 2013

About Sean Malone:

Sean Malone has conducted full real-world red team attacks against dozens of different organizations. He knows how the adversary thinks and operates, because he has been that adversary countless times in his work as a consultant. Sean works with these organizations to improve their security far beyond check-box requirements and compliance minimums. His reshaping of enterprise security architecture consistently results in significantly decreased attacker success rates. This comprehensive knowledge of an attacker’s mindset, combined with his in-depth understanding of the landscape of a corporate security environment, leaves him uniquely suited to design and implement effective security programs for any corporation.

Sean Malone assists organizations in achieving real risk reduction by ensuring that they have the people, technologies, and processes in place to enable business operations while preventing, detecting, and responding to attacks by sophisticated cyber adversaries. Deeply skilled in Security Vision & Leadership, C-Suite Collaboration, Penetration Testing, Information Risk Management and more.