FedRAMP will ensure that cloud-based services have adequate information security, eliminate duplication of effort and reduce risk management costs and enable rapid and cost-effective procurement of IT systems and services for federal agencies.
Cloud computing gives the jitters to those charged with protecting their organization's IT assets. To gauge the concerns of security professionals about cloud computing, we're fielding a global survey covering all industries. We want to know your views.
Verisign Inc. may have followed the letter of the law when revealing a series of breaches in an SEC filing. But the company that assures the flow of a hefty portion of Internet traffic should have been more forthright to ease the minds of its various constituencies.
The controls create a baseline to properly address the unique elements of authorizing cloud products and services, including multi-tenancy, control of an infrastructure and shared resource pooling, Homeland Security CIO Richard Spires says.
Veterans Affairs may have been biased when it awarded last year a high-bid, $133 million IT security services contract to the incumbent provider, the consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton, a VA inspector general audit contends.
Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel issues a memorandum ordering agency and departmental CIOs to use the new Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to assess, authorize, procure and continuously monitor cloud computing offerings.
Heavily regulated industries like banking and healthcare have been reluctant to make the virtualized leap to the cloud, fearing a loss of control could open them to unforeseen risk. Are their concerns unfounded?