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New AWS whitepaper: AWS User Guide to Financial Services Regulations and Guidelines in New Zealand

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released a new whitepaper to help financial services customers in New Zealand accelerate their use of the AWS Cloud.

The new AWS User Guide to Financial Services Regulations and Guidelines in New Zealand—along with the existing AWS Workbook for the RBNZ’s Guidance on Cyber Resilience—continues our efforts to help AWS customers navigate the regulatory expectations of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) in a shared responsibility environment.

This whitepaper is intended for RBNZ-regulated institutions that are looking to run material workloads in the AWS Cloud, and is particularly useful for leadership, security, risk, and compliance teams that need to understand RBNZ requirements and guidance.

The whitepaper summarizes RBNZ requirements and guidance related to outsourcing, cyber resilience, and the cloud. It also gives RBNZ-regulated institutions information they can use to commence their due diligence and assess how to implement the appropriate programs for their use of AWS cloud services.

This document joins existing guides for other jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region, such as Australia, India, Singapore, and Hong Kong. As the regulatory environment continues to evolve, we’ll provide further updates on the AWS Security Blog and the AWS Compliance page. You can find more information on cloud-related regulatory compliance at the AWS Compliance Center. You can also reach out to your AWS account manager for help finding the resources you need.

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Julian Busic

Julian is a Security Solutions Architect with a focus on regulatory engagement. He works with our customers, their regulators, and AWS teams to help customers raise the bar on secure cloud adoption and usage. Julian has over 15 years of experience working in risk and technology across the financial services industry in Australia and New Zealand.