Regulators voice concerns over cloud risk

Risk USA: failure of big cloud service provider could cause “a very large shock”, says NY Fed exec

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Concerns are growing among regulators that an outage or failure at a tech giant that provides outsourced cloud services to a large number of institutions could cascade through the financial system, according to a senior executive from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Regulators acknowledge there is a trade-off between relying on a handful of vendors to provide services that improve institutions’ resilience to shocks on an individual basis – for instance, by enabling workers to ‘remote in’

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