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Cloud security teams are urged not to act ‘as if sky is falling in’

Businesses need to be shown that protecting their data is a constant priority, not an emergency measure, says a leading figure at Amazon Web Services

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

4th August, 2019
Steve Schmidt, chief information security officer at Amazon Web Services

Acronyms can be scary. So too can security threats. Amazon wants to change all that.

Terms like Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and the second Payments Services Directive (PSD2). are causing headaches for compliance officers, with a knock on effect for IT security staff.

SCA is anti-fraud regulation, aimed at ensuring that anyone taking any kind of payment online does enough to make sure the payment is from a genuine source. It’s an addendum to PSD2,...

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