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FedRAMP Revises Cloud Security Package Training Materials

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The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) office has updated materials that educate companies about the requirements for developing a cloud security package. The revision of FedRAMP's System Security Plan Required Documentation training program aimed to equip and prepare stakeholders in handling package access requests, according to a blog post published Tuesday.

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StateRAMP to Open Membership Registration for Cloud Security Vetting Initiative in April

Cloud Computing

Not-for-profit-organization StateRAMP will begin membership registrations for its program aimed at helping vendors and agencies comply with cloud security standards (CSP) next month, GCN reported Tuesday. CSPs must undergo a readiness assessment to validate security controls and determine their potential to pass full FedRAMP assessments within a two to four-week period.

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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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FedRAMP Revamps Website, Guidance for Cloud Providers

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has refreshed its website to feature new guidelines and resource materials intended for agencies, third-party assessment organizations and cloud services providers, Homeland Security Today reported Tuesday. FedRAMP’s updated guidance includes digital identity requirements that are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology as …

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Matt Goodrich: FedRAMP Creates Playbook to Help Accelerate Agency Cloud Adoption

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has created a playbook meant to help agencies navigate through the government’s cloud authorization process, GCN Magazine reported Monday. The FedRAMP Agency Authorization Playbook describes three phases of the authority-to-operate process, as well as the roles cloud service providers, agencies and third-party assessment …

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Matt Goodrich: Agencies to Evaluate Low-Impact Cloud Services Under FedRAMP Tailored Baseline

Matt Goodrich, director of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, has said agencies will play a role in the assessment of low-impact, software-as-a-service offerings via the program’s “tailored” certification process, GCN reported Wednesday. Sarah Friedman writes GSA introduced the FedRAMP Tailored baseline in an effort to help providers complete the approval process for …

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Ashley Mahan: FedRAMP Cloud Service Authorizations Up 85%

The new Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification process has authorized more than 75 cloud service providers that include 41 third-party assessment organizations with 50 more CSPs in line for approval, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. David Thornton writes the program looks to streamline the time it will take a cloud …

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GSA Releases FedRAMP Readiness Assessment Report Template for Cloud Providers, 3rd-Party Auditors

The General Services Administration has created a pre-audit template for cloud service providers and third-party assessment organizations to demonstrate a CSP’s readiness to go through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification process. FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday that GSA released the FedRAMP Readiness Assessment Report template as …

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