In order to assuage fears and set standards for cloud security, the government created the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Launched in 2012, FedRAMP has played a key role in the adoption of cloud by establishing a common baseline for securing cloud products and services.
And agencies at all levels of government see the value in using standards to improve cloud security. Although FedRAMP is a mandatory federal program, there is a growing number of state and local governments using the same requirements to evaluate their cloud service providers (CSPs).
In this resource, we explain the key benefits of FedRAMP, including time and cost savings when verifying security practices at companies, as well as a level of assurance that vendors have met rigorous security requirements.