AWS CISO On Why Its Security Strategy Tops Microsoft, Google
‘We’re not playing checkers, we’re playing chess. And we’re playing chess at 150 miles per hour, on the internet, with everybody watching,’ says CJ Moses, a cloud cybersecurity pioneer and CISO at AWS.
Can you dive into Andy Jassy’s saying, ‘There is no compression algorithm for experience’?
We bring the experience of having seen these things happen elsewhere. And we know how bad actors are going to try to get into the environments.
There’s always a human behind the keyboard. These things aren’t happening randomly off computers doing things. These things are humans with intent behind them.
Figuring out what the intent of the human is, and then being able to thwart that by looking ahead as to how would we find our way in or how could these things happen? There’s people with skills that know how to do those things so you should use those skills and thwart them on the front end.
We don’t wait for the threats to be there. We look forward.
It’s a cat and mouse type of game that goes on forever—but we’re playing the long game. We’re looking further out.
We’re not playing checkers, we’re playing chess. And we’re playing chess at 150 miles per hour, on the internet, with everybody watching.
But that’s the speed we’re used to operating at. So it’s not uncomfortable for us. That’s the environment that that we like to operate in.
That’s why we keep highly charged people with way too much caffeine in there.