AWS Public Sector Blog

Secure, citizen-centric cloud services: AWS awarded PROTECTED certification in Australia

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has awarded PROTECTED certification to AWS. This is currently the highest data security certification available in Australia for cloud providers on the Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL). With this new certification, public sector organisations can easily store their most highly sensitive workloads in the AWS Cloud.

We’ve been working with the ACSC to develop a solution that meets regulatory requirements while also offering a breadth of services so you can run sensitive workloads on AWS at scale. Now, with 42 services certified in our commercial Sydney Region, we’re able to offer you the most PROTECTED services of any cloud provider. Importantly, all 42 services are available at current public prices. This means customers can take advantage of all the security benefits without paying a price premium, or needing to modify their existing applications or environments.

Learn more about this certification on the AWS Security blog.

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

AWS Public Sector Blog Team

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Blog team writes for the government, education, and nonprofit sector around the globe. Learn more about AWS for the public sector by visiting our website (, or following us on Twitter (@AWS_gov, @AWS_edu, and @AWS_Nonprofits).