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Announcing the AWS Security and Privacy Knowledge Hub for Australia and New Zealand

Cloud technology provides organizations across Australia and New Zealand with the flexibility to adapt quickly and scale their digital presences up or down in response to consumer demand. In 2021 and beyond, we expect to see cloud adoption continue to accelerate as organizations of all sizes realize the agility, operational, and financial benefits of moving to the cloud.

To fully harness the benefits of the digital economy it’s important that you remain vigilant about the security of your technology resources in order to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your systems and data. Security is our top priority at AWS, and more than ever we believe it’s critical for everyone to understand the best practices to use cloud technology securely. Organizations of all sizes can benefit by implementing automated guardrails that allow you to innovate while maintaining the highest security standards. We want to help you move fast and innovate quickly while staying secure.

This is why we are excited to announce the new AWS Security and Privacy Knowledge Hub for Australia and New Zealand.

The new website offers many resources specific to Australia and New Zealand, including:

  • The latest local security and privacy updates from AWS security experts in Australia and New Zealand.
  • How customers can use AWS to help meet the requirements of local privacy laws, government security standards, and banking security guidance.
  • Local customer stories about Australian and New Zealand companies and agencies that focus on security, privacy, and compliance.
  • Details about AWS infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand, including the upcoming AWS Region in Melbourne.
  • General FAQs on security and privacy in the cloud.

AWS maintains the highest security and privacy practices, which is one reason we are trusted by governments and organizations around the world to deliver services to millions of individuals. In Australia and New Zealand, we have hundreds of thousands of active customers using AWS each month, with many building mission critical applications for their business. For example, the National Bank of Australia (NAB) provides banking platforms like NAB Connect that offer services to businesses of all sizes, built on AWS. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) offers the flexibility and speed for all Australians to lodge their tax returns electronically on the MyTax application, built on AWS. The University of Auckland runs critical teaching and learning applications relied on by their 18,000 students around the world, built on AWS. AWS Partner Versent helps businesses like Transurban and government agencies like Service NSW operate in the cloud securely, built on AWS.

Security is a shared responsibility between AWS and our customers. You should review the security features that we provide with our services, and be familiar with how to implement your security requirements within your AWS environment. To help you with your responsibility, we offer security services and partner solutions that you can utilize to implement automated and effective security in the cloud. This allows you to focus on your business while keeping your content and applications secure.

We’re inspired by the rapid rate of innovation as customers of all sizes use the cloud to create new business models and work to improve our communities, now and into the future. We look forward to seeing what you will build next on AWS – with security as your top priority.

The AWS Security and Privacy Knowledge Hub for Australia and New Zealand launched today.

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Phil Rodrigues

Phil is the Head of the Security Team, Australia & New Zealand for AWS, based in Sydney. He and his team work with AWS’s largest customers to improve their security, risk and compliance in the cloud. Phil is a frequent speaker at AWS and cloud security events across Australia. Prior to AWS he worked for over 20 years in Information Security in the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.