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Odaseva Data Protection Platform – ACSC ISM & Section 508 WCAG Compliance

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The Challenge

Upon taking charge of Odaseva’s entire public sector program, Mike Poulos, a seasoned cybersecurity expert, quickly recognized the need for sophisticated security measures. Understanding the urgency of integrating these measures without hampering ongoing business efforts, Mike sought a specialized advisory firm with unmatched technical prowess in cybersecurity, particularly one that excels in AWS environments.

Mike discovered bladestack.io, renowned for their expertise in AWS cybersecurity. Their team, known for their deep technical knowledge and dubbed as “cyber-samurais”, was exactly what Mike was looking for to tackle the challenges ahead.


The Odaseva team, led by Mike, faced the daunting task of meeting the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Information Security Manual (ISM) compliance requirements and producing a Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility (VPAT) report for their Data Protection Platform. These tasks had to be accomplished simultaneously, requiring not only a detailed technical analysis for VPAT remediation but also addressing over 800 controls for ACSC ISM compliance within a tight timeframe.

Collaborating closely with Mike and the Odaseva team, bladestack.io provided comprehensive weekly updates and daily check-ins. Their collective efforts were aimed at a unified mission, demonstrating the value of teamwork and technical expertise in achieving high-quality outcomes. The engagement resulted in the successful documentation of the ACSC SSP, a comprehensive technical analysis for WCAG compliance, and the completion of the VPAT report, marking significant milestones for Mike as the Public Sector practice lead.

Mike’s technical and business savvy, combined with bladestack.io’s expertise in AWS cybersecurity, underscored the collaborative nature of this successful partnership. This synergy not only met but exceeded expectations, thanks to effective communication and a shared commitment to excellence.

“bladestack.io’s flexibility, technical acumen, commitment to communication and overall great customer service translates to excellent return on investment for my organization.”
Mike Poulos
Cybersecurity Architect, Odaseva

Coming to the Solution

With the ACSC ISM compliance and VPAT initiatives behind him, Mike is now focused on securing additional cybersecurity certifications for the Odaseva Data Protection Platform. These certifications are critical for broadening the platform’s adoption by providing standardized security assessments and authorizations for cloud services, emphasizing data security and governance.

Mike’s forward-looking approach, supported by bladestack.io’s exceptional AWS cybersecurity capabilities, positions Odaseva for greater success in the public sector. Bhanu Jagasia, Chief Technology Samurai at bladestack.io, expressed gratitude for the trust placed in their team, highlighting the partnership’s success as a testament to their collective effort and expertise.

Now with ACSC ISM compliance and revised 508/WCAG initiatives complete, Mike has his eyes on the prize – additional cybersecurity certifications for the Odaseva Data Protection Platform to help facilitate increased adoption of Odaseva. This includes government-wide programs that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for cloud products and services. These certification processes include in-depth examination of a solution’s data security and data governance capabilities, as well as the security practices of its cloud services. Mike is thrilled and eager to move forward onto the cyber battlefields with bladestack.io.

“We are grateful to Mike and the Odaseva team in entrusting our cyber-samurais” said Bhanu Jagasia, Chief Technology Samurai, bladestack.io

bladestack.io supported Odaseva, the leading enterprise data protection platform for Salesforce and workloads hosted on AWS GovCloud in immediate cyber initiatives which required immediate but quality turn-around times.