AWS Public Sector Blog

Tales of Public Sector Customers Moving to the Cloud

As we find ourselves working with a growing number of public sector customers, it’s important to look back at how the dialogue around public sector cloud adoption has evolved. This is particularly relevant for security, as we continue to earn trust with organizations around the safe-keeping of their data in the cloud.

On the AWS Podcast, host Simon Elisha chats with AWS Security Director, Mark Ryland, demystifying public sector cloud myths, how the commercial world drives higher expectations of public services, and how policy changes inform new ways of working with our unique audience.

The interview further highlights the diversity of innovation made possible with the cloud. This ranges from rapid emergency response to sentiment analysis on social media platforms, and much more. Mark also discusses governments’ progress toward improving their security posture with the cloud, and introduces his newest whitepaper. Mark and Simon also reflect on how customers have been able to unlock exponential value from their data on AWS, aided by the expertise of our AWS Partner Network.

Listen the whole way through, as Mark shares tips for taking the first steps with public sector listeners who are not yet using the cloud.

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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).