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BrandPost: FedRAMP: What You Need To Know

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    In the 1990s, the U.S. Federal Government began to recognize the tremendous benefits of adopting cloud solutions for government IT infrastructures for increased security and compliance, including cost efficiency and elasticity. As part of this adoption, the federal government developed a standardized set of security standards to ensure cloud service providers and products could appropriately protect federal data.

    To efficiently assess and authorize cloud services, the U.S. Government created the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program or FedRAMP.

    FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a single, standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Although the process has been well documented, FedRAMP can still be confusing and difficult to understand if your organization is looking to become FedRAMP certified. In the following sections, I explain at a high level the key items one must know before getting started.

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