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August 22nd, 2016
Earlier this year, ServiceNow, received a FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) for their service automation government cloud. With that lengthy certification process behind them, Bob Osborn, ServiceNow’s Federal Chief Technology Officer, and Mike Rohde, ServiceNow’s Federal Chief Information Security Officer, sat down to discuss what they learned both about the certification process and about the FedRAMP program as a whole.
August 17th, 2016
As we’ve written here previously, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), is a federal government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.
August 2nd, 2016
The cloud adoption and transition movement has been taking place for a number of years, yet many agencies are still struggling to procure all the necessary pieces required to effectively use the cloud.
July 26th, 2016
Security risks have long been the scapegoat for why government agencies aren’t moving quickly to the cloud. However, that excuse lost much of its traction in 2014 when the CIA went live with its own cloud. If cloud is secure enough for the CIA, it’s probably secure enough for others in the IC.
July 25th, 2016
For the first several years of introduction (and encouragement) of cloud into the federal government, the biggest roadblock was the perception that giving up itemized control of systems meant weakened security and greater vulnerability. FedRAMP offers a way for agencies and their leaders to feel assured that cloud solutions can stand up to higher standards.
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July 14th, 2016
When it comes to security, countless people still believe that cloud computing is inherently unsecure; many think that the only way to keep data safe is by using an on-premise server with strong perimeter security. However, data stored in the cloud can be safer than on-premise data; storage just has to be done correctly.
April 1st, 2016
Cloud has become an accepted, and even necessary, part of government IT strategy. Policies like FedRAMP, and now the recently released FedRAMP High protocol, are helping agencies standardize on security and compliance, and estimates suggest that cloud could save the U.S. government nearly $20 billion. Even more, plans for a Cloud Services Portfolio could further support agencies in their move to cloud.
March 28th, 2016
Agility does not mean a lack of forethought. It is the combination speed and smarts. Before embarking in any transformational journey it is important to ask yourself a few questions. While these questions may seem tough at first, they are often the simplest and most important things to consider.
March 15th, 2016
FedRAMP, the program designed to make it easier for agencies to comply with federal mandates to move to the cloud through the standardization of assessment of cloud technologies, is working on taking the next step – high security. The FedRAMP High baseline is already being piloted in the DoD and DHS, two agencies which demand more stringent data and cloud security than other federal agencies.