Australia is scheduled to begin a trial of its Govpass ID system in October, a mere two months down the line. Yet, nobody knows who will be the cloud host for the system after Vault Systems (which has recently rebranded itself as Vault) was unceremoniously yanked from the job.
The trial of Govpass, the ID system that is being planned so Australians can avoid having to repeatedly prove their identity when using government services, will go ahead in October as planned, despite the fact that the cloud provider, Vault Systems, was unceremoniously shown the door.
ASD-certified Protected cloud provider Vault Systems has lost its role as cloud host of the Govpass ID system, with the government's Digital Transformation Agency deciding instead that the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Human Services would assume responsibility for hosting the components of the digital identity system.
The Australian Greens say they are "bewildered" at the way the Australian Signals Directorate has handled Microsoft's application for Protected cloud certification and the subsequent departure of a top female officer from the agency's ranks.
The Australian Signals Directorate says the Australian Cyber Security Centre does not apply different security standards to different cloud service providers.
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Secure government cloud provider Vault Systems has hired former Fujitsu vice-president for sales platforms business, Anthony Simkins, to join its executive team.
When the Federal Government begins its trial of the identity solution Govpass in October, it will be both a proud and a nervous time for Rupert Taylor-Price, the man behind Vault Systems, the company providing the cloud infrastructure for the solution.
Australian-owned and government-certified cloud service provider Vault Systems has chosen networks vendor Mellanox's end-to-end Ethernet solutions and networks builder Cumulus Networks to increase network resilience, stability and scalability for its secure cloud solution.
Software firm Agile Digital, secure cloud provider Vault Systems and the federal Department of Health have collaborated to demonstrate proof-of-concept of a system where blockchain technology can be used to help data scientists analyse the data of patients and not violate their privacy.
Australian secure cloud provider Vault Systems has launched a new training facility in Canberra called Vault Academy where it proposes to upskill 3000 federal government IT workers each year to meet what it claims is the growing demand for secure cloud services by government agencies.
Microsoft's certification as a Protected provider of its Azure Cloud and Office 365 services to the Australian Government has literally come under a cloud, with the Australian Signals Directorate issuing a consumer guide containing a number of fiats about the service.
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