Citing a lack of automation, Amazon CISO says enterprise cloud security still has much room for improvement. Amazon hosted its re:Invent cloud conference in Las Vegas.
To that end, the company launched Amazon Inspector, a security assessment tool that monitors a AWS environments and tells users if there are critical vulnerabilities. It can also advise a company when an old password should be changed. Inspector is in preview now and available on Linux virtual machines.
- AWS customers including Capital One and General Electric each addressed the audience with stories to help dispel the fears of cloud security.
"Enterprise security is not where it needs to be," Schmidt said. In response, AWS has introduced new products to address the issue.
In addition to Inspector, AWS launched another security feature before re:Invent called Web Application Firewall. The service is meant to protect against SQL injection and other common security threats.
Companies are increasingly relying on cloud-based security, making it a growing area of focus. According to the Global State of Information Security Survey released yesterday, 69% of respondents said they now use cloud-based security services.