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AXA Germany Puts Data Protection at the Heart of Its Digital Transformation

AXA builds data protection into the fabric of its operations to safeguard its customer data and implement regulatory requirements. Sascha Noack, Chief Security Officer, and Marco Becker, Head of IT–governance, enablement, and operations at AXA Germany, discuss the importance of security and protection of customer data in the cloud and the use of AWS services in AXA’s digital and cultural transformation.

AXA is one of the world's leading insurers and wealth managers serving over 106 million customers in more than 60 countries. In 2016, AXA embarked on its largest digital transformation to date with the Move-to-the-Cloud program to accelerate innovation while prioritizing data protection and business continuity. Using Amazon Web Services (AWS), AXA Germany can easily comply with the complex and changing security requirements that apply within its heavily regulated industry. These requirements include the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), the German IT Security Act 2.0, and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To learn more watch the AXA Germany video and visit the EU Data Protection webpage.


The advantage of the cloud is that there is one level of security…We can tell customers, ‘We can look after your data. Your data is safe.’”

Sascha Noack
Chief Security Officer, AXA Germany

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AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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Amazon GuardDuty

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AWS Security Hub

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