Amazon’s cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has come under fire following a series of high-profile data breaches. Consequently, Amazon has told customers that they need to secure their own data. The company’s senior executive stated that its cloud computing customers should decide how to protect their sensitive information online.
The statement comes from Amazon’s executive after the company was accused by US lawmakers that the company is not taking necessary measures to protect data on its servers.
Chief Technology Officer Werner Vogels told Reuters that AWS provided multiple services to help their customers identify if their data was being stored appropriately and flag any possible problems. However, the decision about which settings to use is left to the customers.