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BrandPost: Making the Case for Cloud Security in Government

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Apr 16, 2015.

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    The adoption of cloud services continues to accelerate, meaning organizations are not only more comfortable with, but quickly moving their data and services to cloud environments. According to Gartner, by 2016, cloud computing will become the majority of new IT spend. Government agencies have also been rapidly moving to the cloud. In 2011, the U.S. Federal Government released the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy that instituted a Cloud First policy. The policy is designed to encourage the government to evaluate and modify their IT portfolios by requiring federal agencies to adopt a cloud option if it’s available for new IT projects. Several state and local governments follow the Cloud First policy, including the State of Colorado where I previously worked as the CISO.

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