AWS Cloud Governance for Financial Services

AWS Cloud Governance for Financial Services is a framework to guide customers in establishing processes and selecting tools to manage and govern their AWS environment.

With this framework, customers can define requirements for security, cost, and ongoing oversight for their cloud journey; ensure processes are optimized and consistently followed; and implement solutions to measure cloud health at scale.

AWS Cloud Governance for Financial Services

Case studies

National Australia Bank

National Australia Bank (NAB) automated elements of cloud governance to support the migration of hundreds of sensitive and regulated workloads to the cloud.

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A bank that “lives on your smartphone,” Monzo leveraged AWS services to enable security analysis, resource change tracking, and compliance auditing to grow from an idea to a fully regulated bank.

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Millenium Management

Reinforcing the importance of balancing security and agility through automation, Millennium Management integrated provable security into their development process.

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Use cases

  • Define Requirements
  • Define Requirements

    Cloud migration offers the opportunity to evolve your organization’s management and governance processes. You will benefit from proactively validating requirements and obligations to optimize for the cloud, including:

    • Global Regulatory and Industry Expectations: Review the controls, processes, and documentation required to satisfy regulatory and industry expectations.
    • Cloud Governance Structure: Review strategy, resourcing, and ongoing support for the management, control operation, and oversight of your enterprise’s cloud journey.
  • Deploy and Operate
  • Deploy and Operate

    Formalizing an operating model for service assessments, cost allocation, and control design and operation is a critical element of cloud governance, and includes:

    • Definition and Implementation of a Suite of Controls: Determine requirements to ensure controls align with risk appetite and optimize automation, while fostering innovation.
    • Security and Compliance Automation: Manage security, risk, and compliance practices at scale by employing automation to enforce control requirements, and to help streamline governance activities across your company’s AWS accounts.
    • Emphasis on Operations Management, including Monitoring: Confirm your AWS environment and applications have been architected to be secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient.
  • Measure and Assess
  • Measure and Assess

    It is important to continually monitor and assess the effectiveness of your cloud environment, applications, and infrastructure, including:

    • Reporting and Metrics: Quantifying and communicating key cloud program elements will promote a common understanding across stakeholders.
    • Cloud Financial Management: Cost transparency to monitor resource utilization and identify opportunities to optimize costs.
    • Control Validation and Enhancement: Regularly assessing control coverage and effectiveness will foster an environment of continuous improvement.


Optimize governance, risk, and compliance practices

AWS enables customers to provision and operate a dynamic environment for business agility and governance control.

Scale securely and build with confidence, visibility, and control

With AWS, you control where your data is stored, who can access it, and what resources your organization is consuming at any given moment.

Employ continuous monitoring solutions

Verify operational performance, configuration settings, and access activity against established thresholds.

Compliance and Security

AWS understands the unique security, regulatory, and compliance obligations financial services institutions face on a global scale. From infrastructure to automation, financial services institutions have all the tools and resources they need to create a compliant and secure environment on AWS.

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