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When describing cloud computing, terms like highly scalable, efficient, and on-demand probably come to mind. Unfortunately, those same descriptors aren't commonly associated with operations in the federal government. In 2011, the White House's Office of Management and Budget set out to change that with the Cloud First policy. Through cloud computing, the OMB aimed to help federal agencies consolidate and provide new services cheaper and faster. But with cloud adoption comes the heightened challenge of ensuring a secure and trustworthy environment. That's where FedRAMP comes in. FedRAMP defines the requirements for cloud service providers' security controls, including vulnerability scanning, incident monitoring, logging, and reporting. CSPs in use at federal agencies or in acquisition must meet the cloud computing requirements defined by FedRAMP. Whether or not your ... (more)

Staying Compliant in the Cloud Without a Cybersecurity Attorney By @BThies | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Cybersecurity is a complex field, and with laws varying across states and countries, keeping cloud usage compliant can become a real headache for enterprise security decision-makers. As regulations continue to lag behind the rapid pace of technological advancements, many IT security professionals turn to the expertise of cybersecurity lawyers, who not only understand the ambiguities of the law, but are also able to secure and protect their employers' interests in the case of a breach. When Is a Cybersecurity Attorney Needed? There are times when cybersecurity lawyers are essentia... (more)