When describing cloud computing, terms like highly scalable, efficient, and
on-demand probably come to mind. Unfortunately, those same descriptors aren't
commonly associated with operations in the federal government.
In 2011, the White House's Office of Management and Budget set out to change
that with the Cloud First policy. Through cloud computing, the OMB aimed to
help federal agencies consolidate and provide new services cheaper and
But with cloud adoption comes the heightened challenge of ensuring a secure
and trustworthy environment. That's where FedRAMP comes in.
FedRAMP defines the requirements for cloud service providers' security
controls, including vulnerability scanning, incident monitoring, logging, and
reporting. CSPs in use at federal agencies or in acquisition must meet the
cloud computing requirements defined by FedRAMP.
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Cybersecurity is a complex field, and with laws varying across states and
countries, keeping cloud usage compliant can become a real headache for
enterprise security decision-makers.
As regulations continue to lag behind the rapid pace of technological
advancements, many IT security professionals turn to the expertise of
cybersecurity lawyers, who not only understand the ambiguities of the law,
but are also able to secure and protect their employers' interests in the
case of a breach.
When Is a Cybersecurity Attorney Needed?
There are times when cybersecurity lawyers are essentia... (more)