Government agencies grappling with digital transformation issues in a constantly shifting regulatory environment have a powerful new ally.


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Taking multi cloud compliance and security standards to new heights

Richard Holdcroft
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Government agencies grappling with digital transformation issues such as cloud strategy and security in a constantly shifting regulatory environment have a powerful new ally following the announcement of a partnership between Protiviti and Vault Cloud.

Protiviti is a global consulting firm with deep expertise in large enterprise cloud transformation projects for government and the private sector. Vault Cloud is the only independent sovereign supplier of secure cloud services to Australian federal and state government agencies, and the two have now teamed up to provide unique end-to-end multi cloud solutions with the highest levels of regulatory compliance and security available nationally.

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To mark the launch of this new partnership, they are currently offering complimentary workshops with a Protiviti consultant and a Vault engineer to expertly analyse agencies’ data classification expectations and platform requirements.

With offices in over 30 countries, Protiviti is best known for its Technology Consulting, Risk and Compliance and Audit solutions within the Financial Services, Government and Manufacturing sectors. David Kissane is the APAC Managing Director of Protiviti’s Enterprise Cloud division, which helped develop NSW’s whole-of-government cloud policy and adoption framework.

“During our work on defining the whole-of-government cloud strategy for NSW Department of Customer Service, we realised the clear need for a secure, sovereign cloud option for government agencies,’’ says David.

“At the same time, we became aware of the strong support which Vault already enjoys across the public sector, so it made sense for us to look at how our organisations complement each other and how we can work together on supporting regulated industries and government agencies going forward.

“The focus of our Enterprise Cloud offering is on helping clients migrate to the cloud safely and consume services effectively through meeting regulation and implementing compliance by design within their cloud platforms. Working together with Vault, we can now provide the highest level of ISM compliance available in Australia.’’

Linton Burling, Vault Cloud’s Chief Revenue Officer, says the tie-up is an opportunity for Vault to simplify the process of securing workloads as  demanded by the multi cloud market.

“Protiviti are recognised experts in data classification and in supporting businesses with process, technology and business change,’’ he says.

“We both have the same intent in terms of mission, which is supporting organisations to get a secure  outcome through  leveraging the most appropriate cloud service.

“Working together with Protiviti supports Vault’s strategy of moving beyond IaaS and into secure multi-cloud services. As partners, we can offer both simplified compliance and a differentiated out-of-the-box security model that ensures adherence to Australian ISM standards as well as global NIST standards for secure computing. 

“Across the multi-cloud ecosystem we can provide packaged outcomes such as secure container services, and secure back-up as a service, crucial data protection capabilities the industry requires where ISM-compliant or sensitive data services are involved across any level of data classification.’’

Protiviti is a subsidiary of giant global staffing and consulting firm Robert Half International. Their comprehensive cloud solutions range from envisioning and planning through to cloud migration, implementations, training and upskilling, and cloud managed services.

Protiviti’s Cloud Control Framework is a comprehensive methodology for identifying and managing cloud risks and compliance obligations in a holistic, structured way so as to design fit-for-purpose cloud control environments, allowing organisations to rapidly deploy cloud controls and services, automate control activities and adapt to changing regulatory requirements.

David Kissane is an expert in enabling transformation for private enterprise and the public sector. A former Deloitte partner, he previously worked as the group infrastructure and operations director at Westpac, APAC Enterprise Cloud lead director at PwC, and as global technology director at Reckitt Benckiser.

Australian-owned and operated Vault has created one of the world’s most secure clouds, and was one of the first cloud platforms to be certified by the Australian Signals Directorate to manage and store classified data. Vault’s five data centres are located across Australia, and all operational support is provided by security-cleared Australian citizens based in Australia.

Linton Burling has over two decades of business development and enterprise technology solutions and services delivery experience across the Asia Pacific region. Starting his career in technology architecture and delivery, Linton has built on this knowledge to support organisations to define and deliver on their technology strategies across multiple industry segments.

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