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New AWS whitepaper: Using AWS in the Context of Canada’s Controlled Goods Program (CGP)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released a new whitepaper to help Canadian defense and security customers accelerate their use of the AWS Cloud.

The new guide, Using AWS in the Context of Canada’s Controlled Goods Program (CGP), continues our efforts to help AWS customers navigate the regulatory expectations of the Government of Canada’s Controlled Goods Program in a shared responsibility environment.

This whitepaper is intended for customers that are looking to store and process controlled goods information in the AWS Cloud, and is particularly useful for leadership, security, risk, and compliance teams that need to understand CGP requirements and guidance.

The whitepaper summarizes CGP requirements and guidance related to the protection of controlled goods information, and gives CGP-regulated customers 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 is our first that is specific to Canadian regulatory requirements and joins other guides related to specific regulatory regimes around the world. 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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Michael Davie

Michael Davie

Michael is a Senior Industry Specialist with AWS Security Assurance. He works with our customers, their regulators, and AWS teams to help raise the bar on secure cloud adoption and usage. Michael has over 20 years of experience working in the defence, intelligence, and technology sectors in Canada and is a licensed professional engineer.