The Capital One hacker indictment is not great news for Amazon’s AWS. Here’s why it’s a credibility knock the company can ill-afford right now in light of the Pentagon’s $10B JEDI cloud services contract that’s in the final stages of vendor selection.
The Capital One breach is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day for the brand, and just another day of exposure and personal risk for consumers. There’s a reason that every major tech brand is focused on cybersecurity: Dell, IBM, Cisco, SAP, and others understand fully that business can’t be business as usual if customers are vulnerable to hacks. Now we just need to move cybersecurity up the food chain so that it’s a top concern from senior management and the boardroom on down—and fund it.