AWS Startups Blog

Category: AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

James Neville of Citizen.is

Making Data Safer: Citizen’s James Neville Talks Biometric Authentication

As our online lives expand and businesses find new and better ways to provide everyday services via the internet, it can feel like increasing amounts of our sensitive data are in the hands of companies without stellar track records of keeping that data safe. James Neville, CEO and founder of Citizen, a one-touch login and registration app, hopes to change that metric. “We were working in payments, and it struck us how loose the security was around personal data when compared to card or bank accounts,” he explains. “And it’s only gotten worse over the years.” He’s right.

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Starting with strong security in the AWS cloud

Security is often viewed as too difficult or that it requires too many special skills to do well. That’s ridiculous. It’s a core part of development and operations. After all, who wants to write bad code or constantly fix an unstable service?

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How to get started on AWS (From a dead standstill)

Want to build a database-backed website, or the backend to a mobile app? Set up a WordPress or Drupal site, or just use an Amazon S3 bucket to store files? You can do all this and much more on AWS, but first you’ll need to create an account and set it up. Let’s walk through how to do that from scratch—while following best practices and making sure your account is securely configured to take full advantage of all that AWS offers.

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