We are very excited about Microsoft’s announcement that the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has certified a number of Microsoft’s Australian based online services offerings.
The majority of these newly certified services are simply not available from any other cloud service. With these certifications, Australian hospitals, educators and government agencies at federal, state and local level can all take advantage of sophisticated capabilities like machine learning and analytics, internet-of-things, and advanced threat protection – all in the cloud – with the confidence that these services are verified and certified by the Australian government.
We are proud to say that the Shearwater team with their combined expertise have played a key part in enabling this milestone. and in helping Microsoft demonstrate compliance with the Australian Government requirements for ICT systems.
In his LinkedIn article, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer, James Kavanagh, wrote “ We chose to engage an Australian company called Shearwater to lead that (IRAP) assessment because of their reputation for rigour and expertise. They performed their work in multiple stages and then presented their reports to Australian Signals Directorate.”
Engagements such as these are incredibly exhaustive. Our Canberra Team has worked tirelessly in Australia and the US to understand each cloud service architecture, review documentation and processes, interview stakeholders, and to validate that the right controls are in place and effective.
Our senior consultants have the necessary ASD IRAP experience and were able to execute on a methodology that successfully addressed Microsoft’s and ASD’s IRAP program requirements. They have handled what was a really complex set of objectives and demonstrated the wealth of experience and expertise that sets us apart from the crowd.
No two engagements are ever the same; the ability to use multiple tools and tailor a solution that delivers the best possible outcome for customers means that we’re always able to inform a strong, successful strategy.
Microsoft’s exciting announcement is just the start of a new and more connected future for government and business. We couldn’t be more delighted to be involved in the journey to guide one of the world’s most influential organisations through Australian Government ICT security requirements.
Well done team for delivering on our values of offering a magical customer experience and owning the outcome.
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