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Amazon CEO to Support White House with Cybersecurity

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy joined a selection of other high-profile tech executives earlier this week for a cybersecurity summit at the White House.

Jassy, who has been the CEO of the internet retail giant since July 2021, was invited to attend the event alongside Tim Cook from Apple and Satya Nadella from Microsoft. A number of other exceptional leaders in the tech industry were also present.

 

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Cybersecurity at the White House

Since taking office at the beginning of this year, the Biden administration has experienced more than one unfortunate cybersecurity issue. 

Fighting back against the threat of cyber-attacks is a serious priority within all branches of the US government. US President Joe Biden is now taking steps to combat online threats and to keep all levels of government safe online.

Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced plans for the recent cybersecurity meeting in July. During this announcement, Psaki described the event as a chance to discuss how the government can work together with the relevant agencies to improve online security across the nation. 

Recent Developments at Amazon

Before taking the position of CEO at Amazon, Jassy held the title of CEO of Amazon Web Services. Jassy has worked at the company since 1997 and has been pivotal in driving many important aspects of the organization forwards.

Under the direction of Jassy, Amazon is now rumored to be launching brick-and-mortar department stores across the US, although these reports are so far unconfirmed. If the rumors are true, this would add an entirely new dynamic to the already incredibly successful multinational company. These stores would be an extension of the popular online marketplace, which would serve to extend and enhance the customer experience for US shoppers. 

Amazon Retail

In the US alone, more than 60,000 orders are placed every hour on Amazon. This equates to a huge number of purchases, with more than a million packages shipping from the company every single day.

The tech giant has given independent retailers an opportunity to thrive in the market, with companies such as nuancedmedia.com helping to drive these online businesses forwards. 

The future of Amazon looks set to be a bright one, both for the company itself and the millions of retailers who sell their products and services through the website. 

Cybersecurity at Amazon

Data breaches are unfortunately not uncommon in the online world, and when this does happen, it can be incredibly harmful for a number of reasons.

Not only can a data breach expose sensitive data pertaining to customers, but it can also damage the reputation of a company.

Amazon takes cybersecurity very seriously and channels plenty of resources into improvements in this area. The company is so well-known for its security capabilities that the US government has been relying on Amazon to provide its cloud services for a number of years.  

Under the fresh direction of Jassy, Amazon is powering ahead with its cybersecurity pursuits. The company plans to continue using its knowledge and cyber tools to strengthen its relationship with the new administration at the White House.



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