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FEATURE : DATA CENTERS global scale data centers – the very foundation on which the Australian digital economy is built ,” he said .
“ The government has consistently underscored the importance of cybersecurity and data sovereignty , including through the Cybersecurity Strategy ; the decision for all government data to be stored in onshore Certified Strategic or Certified Assured data centers ; and the Critical Infrastructure Bill , which formally recognized key data storage , telecommunications and processing industries as Australian critical infrastructure .
David Hirst , Macquarie Data Centres and Australia Prime Minister , Scott Morrison
“ We ’ re proud to support that vision by embedding security and sovereignty into the design and operation of our Data Center Campuses across Sydney and Canberra .”
IC3 East is built to the latest physical and cybersecurity standards essential to securely store and protect data in Australia . This includes federal government-level SCEC Zone 3 or higher security , ISO 27001 and SOC 2 .
It is staffed 24x7x365 by government-cleared engineers and incorporates ISO 45001 ( occupational health and safety management ) and ISO 14001 ( environmental management ) to meet modern business requirements .
Macquarie Government Managing Director Aidan Tudehope added that IC3 East has the capability , capacity and scale to support Australian government organizations as they encounter increased cyberthreats .
“ The world has changed quite dramatically in recent years and particularly in recent months . This has had a direct impact on the level of cybercriminal activity which is landing on Australian shores ,” he said .
“ We ’ re proud to see the Prime Minister take such a personal interest in what we know to be one of the
most important issues facing the nation . Macquarie is privileged to partner with more than 42 % of federal government agencies and personnel , protecting them against cyberthreats through our secure , sovereign Data Center Campuses in Sydney and Canberra .” p
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