This brings to six the number of companies certified at this level, the others being Dimension Data, Macquarie Government, Sliced Tech, Vault and Microsoft.
“The accreditation awarded to the AWS Sydney Region to run and store Protected security classification workloads in Australia is a major milestone for our existing customers and paves the way for others who may have been waiting for this certification in order to begin their cloud journey on AWS,” said Peter Moore, Asia Pacific regional managing director, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services.
“This accreditation also generates new opportunities for our AWS Partner Network to build value-added services and solutions to serve AWS customers in the region and will inspire even more start-ups to build their businesses on AWS.”
The list of cloud providers cerrtified to different security levels by the ASD. Courtesty ACSC
"This provides Australian Government agencies assurance that these services meet stringent Australian Government security requirements.
"The government provides a robust risk-management framework to assess cyber security risks. The ACSC recommends customers review the certification documentation and make sound risk-based decisions when choosing a cloud service.”
Digital Transformation Agency chief executive Randall Brugeaud said: "The Digital Transformation Agency is already using AWS to deliver cloud.gov.au, a secure cloud-based platform for hosting website applications that helps government agencies build digital services quickly.
"Cloud is a critical part of the DTA’s whole of government transformation agenda. The Protected certification of AWS makes it easier for agencies to leverage cloud services,”