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AWS re:Inforce Keynote: 7 Big Security, Ukraine, Ransomware Remarks

Mark Haranas

From unveiling new security products to how AWS is helping Ukraine combat Russia’s invasion, here are seven of the most interesting remarks during today’s keynote at AWS re:Inforce.

7 Boldest Keynote Remarks At AWS re:Inforce

Hundreds of security experts, technologists and channel partners flocked to the AWS re:Inforce security conference today in Boston to learn about AWS’ security vision and new cybersecurity launches.

The Seattle, Wash.-based worldwide cloud market leader is continuing to invest in boosting its security capabilities as seen with the launch of new AWS solutions today such as Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection and Amazon Detective for EKS as well as new features to the AWS Marketplace.

Additionally, AWS unveiled a slew of new technical security specializations and competencies aimed at boosting its partners ability to provide customers with the best cloud security possible.

AWS re:Inforce comes at a time of exponential growth for AWS. Amazon’s cloud business arm generated $18.4 billion during its first fiscal quarter, representing a 37 percent increase year over year. AWS is now eying an annualized sales run rate of a whopping $74 billion.

[Related: AWS’ New Security Specializations For MSSPs Removes ‘Ambiguity’]

AWS re:Inforce 2022

Hundreds of people were in attendance at AWS re:Inforce 2022 today, which takes place July 26 and July 27 in Boston, with thousands more watching virtually.

In addition to new product launches, AWS’ security leaders spoke about ransomware prevention as well as how the global cloud leader is helping Ukraine’s fight against its Russian invaders.

“A lot of the Russian intent was not only an acquisition of territory, but erasure of Ukrainian identity and culture,” said Stephen Schmidt, chief security officer at Amazon during his keynote presentation. “And that’s something that we didn’t think was something that should be stood for.”

The keynote was led by Schmidt; CJ Moses, AWS’ chief information security officer; and Kurt Kufeld, vice president of AWS Platform.

Here are the seven boldest remarks from AWS’ top cybersecurity leaders around new security products, how the cloud giant is aiding Ukraine, ransomware and AWS’ bullish security vision.


Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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