Innovation and security are two words you usually don’t hear in the same sentence — especially in government. But GovLoop heard from several agencies that are reaping the benefits of innovative technologies like cloud, while making security a priority.
Posts Tagged: FedRAMP
To help agencies meet their evolving security needs, FedRAMP is working to launch new requirements for securing low-risk, SaaS apps in a standard way.
The best approach for government is to engage vendors early in the process when considering cloud and to reuse FedRAMP authorizations where possible.
If you wander into the new IT landscape and need orientation, you’re not alone. How do we navigate this new environment so that we can get the programs we need? Let’s connect the dots.
We sat down with experts from HHS and FedRAMP to discuss how the cloud security program has evolved, government’s privacy concerns and security challenges.
Cloud computing models often require agencies to rethink their processes because cloud actually introduces a new velocity and a new cadence.
Today’s leaders rely heavily on data-driven decision making to solve complex problems that have a direct impact on their businesses and their missions. Stakeholder concerns regarding the successful operation of their organization typically revolve around so much more than just data quality that it’s oftentimes overlooked. In reality, data quality is one of the most… Read more »
That’s the question (ISC)2, a nonprofit education and certification organization, posed to more than 1,800 federal security professionals for its 2015 global workforce study. Nearly half of those surveyed — 47 percent — said government information security has not improved. A small but growing number of professionals —17 percent — said federal security is worse… Read more »
FedRAMP, the Federal Risk and Authorization Program, is a risk management program aimed at assessing the security of cloud computing products and services, building security consistency across federal cloud computing platforms, reducing duplicative efforts, and reducing cost inefficiencies. In establishing FedRAMP, the federal government intended to help support and increase the adoption of cloud computing… Read more »
Users, for a while, had mixed feelings toward cloud services. Cloud could be seen as a burden to adopt in government agencies and an overall security risk. However, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) helps address these problems. At first, the FedRAMP system received lukewarm reviews. However, in light of a recent revamp… Read more »