Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has given a green signal to three data centres to store sensitive government data. The three data centre providers are Australian Data Centres (ADC), Canberra Data Centres (CDC), and Macquarie Telecom’s Canberra Campus.
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, Stuart Robert announced that remarkable progress was achieved in implementing enhanced protection and security for the data held by the government.
He further said that three data centre providers namely; Australian Data Centres (ADC), Canberra Data Centres (CDC), and Macquarie Telecom’s Canberra Campus are picked for storing sensitive government data.
The DTA said the trio of providers have been certified against the needs defined in the Hosting Certification Framework, which it has administered since March 2019.
DTA spokesperson told that the DTA is currently working with various other providers who have requests for certification will make any further announcements in due course.
Robert further added that this includes all future and in-flight projects. The Hosting Certification Framework tightens the control in place for hosting providers by enhancing security provisions to secure privacy and improve the resilience of data infrastructure.
For people reading this article, DTA is the government’s certifying authority for the Hosting Certification Framework.
The framework intends to operationalize the principles sketched in the whole of government Hosting Strategy and to support the secure management of government systems and data.
The DTA claims that the framework will assist agencies to eliminate supply chain and data centre ownership risks and allows them to recognize and source reliable and precise hosting and related services.