Adam Selipsky recently returned to Amazon Web Services (AWS) — where he formerly served as VP of marketing, sales, and support — as the company’s CEO.
Selipsky is taking the helm at a critical time. Cyberattacks are on the rise, and the overwhelming majority (78%) of IT security leaders lack confidence in their company’s cybersecurity posture, according to IDG Research. Businesses are aware of growing security risks and are taking steps to combat them. In fact, Gartner recently said that “worldwide spending on information security and risk management technology and services is forecast to grow 12.4% to reach $150.4 billion in 2021.”
As the world becomes more digitized and businesses continue to embrace a remote-work model, identifying and mitigating new IT vulnerabilities will be crucial.
Many will be watching to see what Selipsky’s first move will be. Although AWS has room to run in the cloud wars, security must be one of the first things the new CEO addresses.
Here are three initiatives that should
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