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FedRAMP’s Ashley Mahan on Increase in Cloud Services Reuse

Ashley Mahan

Ashley Mahan, director of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), said that FedRAMP saw a 50 percent rise in government agencies reusing certified cloud services in fiscal year 2020 as those organizations continue to work to meet the telework requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NIST, FedRAMP Developing Programming Language to Help Automate Cloud Security Assessments

Cloud Security

The Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to implement a universal programming language that can help accelerate cloud certification and drive automation in government operations. “What normally would take an assessor weeks to do, an OSCAL tool can perform in seconds,” said David Waltermire

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Zscaler Extends VMware Partnerships to Advance Workplace Security; Jay Chaundhry, Sanjay Poonen Quoted

Jay Chaudhry

Zscaler has expanded its strategic partnership with VMware to help organizations simplify security in the changing workplace. Under the partnership, Zscaler will align the next-generation networking and security capabilities from its offerings as well as VMware, to help large global enterprises simplify the adoption of a complete Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture. 

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Zscaler Adds New Features to Zero Trust Exchange; Amit Sinha Quoted

Amit Sinha

Zscaler has announced new data protection innovations in the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange that will protect organizations in telework by securely connecting users, devices and applications. Zscaler has built its Zero Trust Exchange on a Secure Access Services Edge (SASE) framework, which will expand the offering’s data protection capabilities. 

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Zscaler Announces Intent to Acquire Cloudneeti to Enhance Data Protection Coverage; Jay Chaudhry, Gururaj Pandurangi Quoted

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Zscaler has announced its intent to acquire Cloudneeti, a Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) company to provide its customers industry-leading data protection coverage in the Zscaler Cloud Security Platform, Zscaler reported on Thursday. 

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GSA’s Dan Jacobs on How Agencies Should Approach Cloud Security

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Dan Jacobs, a security expert at the General Services Administration, said agencies should deal with cybersecurity with a focus on people and processes as they transfer workloads to the cloud, Nextgov reported Thursday. “Many of the problems we face as a security community aren’t actually technical problems at all,” he said Tuesday at a lunch hosted by Symantec.

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