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Macquarie Telecom Group becomes first company certified by DTA for cloud and data center services

Macquarie Telecom Group becomes first company certified by DTA for cloud and data center services

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Aidan Tudehope, Managing Director, Macquarie Government

Macquarie Telecom Group has announced that its cloud services have been ‘Certified Strategic’ by the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) under its Hosting Certification Framework.

The certification makes Macquarie the first company to have all its data centers and cloud services Certified Strategic, a key feature of the DTA’s Whole-of-Government Hosting Certification Framework. It follows the certification of Macquarie’s data center portfolio last year, which includes facilities in Canberra and Sydney.

The certification comes as the Australian Government increases its focus on data security via policy initiatives including the National Data Security Action Plan, the REDSPICE project, the Hardening Government IT Initiative, the Privacy Legislation Amendment and wider plans to reform the nation’s cybersecurity and privacy regulation.

Aidan Tudehope, Managing Director, Macquarie Government, said stringent certification processes like the DTA’s Hosting Certification Framework help take the guesswork out of government agencies safeguarding data.

“As cyberattacks continue to grow in frequency and sophistication, Australia’s cybersecurity industry is scaling up to meet the challenge of protecting us,” he said.

“The DTA is simplifying and de-risking the decision-making process on cloud, data storage and data hosting by providing agencies clear guidelines on the security credentials, capabilities and the ownership and controls present among cloud and data center providers. It’s a vital mechanism to bolster our nation’s cybersecurity posture.”

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