Amazon Web Service (AWS) is pleased to announce that it has achieved the QI2/QC2 qualification level, set out by the Italian National Cybersecurity Agency (ACN) in Determination No. 307/2022, for AWS cloud infrastructure and 130 AWS cloud services. The scope of this qualification level includes the management of Critical data and workloads for Italian public administration customers. Customers and partners who manage workloads identified as Critical, according to the rules set out in ACN Determination No. 307/2022, can now benefit from the qualification achieved by AWS.
Obtaining the ACN QI2/QC2 qualification for managing critical data and workloads means that AWS meets the 366 requirements for security, processing capacity, infrastructure reliability, and scalability of cloud services, including being certified according to security and compliance standards such as ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 27017:2015, ISO/IEC 27018:2019, Cloud Security Alliance – Star Level 2, ISO 22301, and ISO 20000.
Qualification of cloud infrastructure and services is an integral part of the Italian Cloud Strategy, issued by the Department for Digital Transformation and ACN. The strategy contains guidelines for migrating data and digital services of the Italian Public Administration to the cloud.
The Italian Cloud Strategy starts from the principle that public administrations manage data and workloads that operate at different levels of criticality. When migrating from an on-premises solution to the cloud, public administrations must identify which risk class their workloads and data belong to.
ACN has identified the following three classes of data in relation to the damage that could be caused to the country in the event of a breach in terms of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
- Ordinary: Data and services whose deterioration does not cause the interruption of the state service nor, in any case, harm the economic and social wellbeing of the country.
- Critical: Data and services whose compromise could compromise the maintenance of important functions for society, health, safety, and the economic and social wellbeing of the country.
- Strategic: Data and services that, if compromised, can have an impact on national security.
Different levels of criticality require different levels of qualification according to the following scheme.
Thanks to the presence of the AWS Europe (Milan) Region since April 2020, and the new QI2/QC2 qualification obtained by AWS, our customers and partners can now feel confident to develop innovative cloud services that manage the critical workloads of the Italian Public Administration that run on AWS cloud infrastructure. The qualification obtained by AWS will be available on the ACN Cloud Market Place in the next weeks.
Our customers can refer to the AWS QI2/QC2 qualification to confirm that the AWS control environment is designed and implemented appropriately. By receiving the qualification to manage Critical workloads, AWS demonstrates our commitment to meet the highest security expectations for cloud service providers set out by ACN.
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