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Are You Behind the FedRAMP Curve?

FedRAMP for CSPs

Two and a half years ago, the General Services Administration (GSA) released the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), a set of security standards for uniformly assuring the security of cloud services providers (CSPs) that want to contract with government agencies. Spurred by the federal government’s renewed push toward adopting cloud services, FedRAMP compliance is once again building momentum. ...

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Cloud Security in the Heartbleed Era

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With the discovery and announcement of the Heartbleed Bug, internet security is once again at the forefront of public interest. Although this revelation came only after a fix was developed and widely implemented, it’s understandable if the vulnerability – potentially compromising some two out of three servers on the web – has left some a uneasy about the security of ...

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Federal Agencies, Cloud Service Providers and FedRAMP – Oh my!

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In 2011, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memo declaring that cloud services leveraged by Federal agencies must comply with FedRAMP requirements by 2014. While this might seem like more red tape and hoops to jump through, it’s actually quite helpful. FedRAMP exists to establish a minimum baseline for CSPs when conducting security assessments. This serves two ...

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