Tag Archives: cloud security

Carahsoft: FedRAMP Helps Level the Playing Field for Cloud IT Firms

Carahsoft has observed that businesses certified under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program are able to compete on a “level playing field” to offer cloud-based information technology products and services to government agencies. The company said in a blog article published Friday it estimates the number of FedRAMP-compliant providers grew about 41 percent from …

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Teresa Carlson: FedRAMP Impacts Enterprise Cloud Security Baselines, AWS GovCloud Use

Teresa Carlson, vice president of Amazon Web Services‘ worldwide public sector business, has said many U.S. private sector and foreign government entities have adopted U.S. government baselines as the standard for cloud security, Fedscoop reported Monday. Greg Otto writes Carlson believes the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has driven standards implementation and …

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HP Unveils Analytics-Based Cyber Tools; Rob Roy Comments

Hewlett-Packard has launched its new DNS Malware Analytics offering as part of the company’s efforts to leverage data analytics in cybersecurity amid an expanding or eroding network perimeter, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Greg Otto writes that the service works to help customers monitor DNS traffic without devoting significant resources. “Nobody in government is …

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Autodesk Kicks Off FedRAMP Certification Process

Autodesk has entered into the compliance process to certify Autodesk A360, Autodesk BIM 360 Glue and other cloud products and services for federal agency use as part of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The company said Thursday it has received an “in process” ranking through its work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “By …

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ISC, Cloud Security Alliance Forge New Cloud Security Certification; David Shearer Comments

ISC and the Cloud Security Alliance have jointly launched a cloud security certification in a move to set the standards for validating skills in cloud management security worldwide, Talkin’ Cloud reported Monday. Ericka Chickowski writes the Certified Cloud Security Professional certification builds on existing Certified Information Systems Security Professional and …

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New RSA Security Analytics Adds Functions & Pricing, Packaging Options

EMC‘s security division RSA has unveiled additional cloud security, network visibility and data privacy functions for its RSA Security Analytics offering, which will be available under throughput-based pricing and flexible packaging options. EMC said Tuesday the product works to provide security incident and event management capabilities beyond logs to detect threat signals using a combination …

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McAfee Adds Identity Management Offerings to Security Portfolio; Pat Calhoun Comments

McAfee has expanded its systems security portfolio to include identity and access management solutions designed to help organizations manage cloud-based applications while maintaining business agility. The new solutions are part of McAfee’s security connected framework, which integrates security products and services to protect businesses from advanced cyber attacks, according to …

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Lockheed Extending Cloud Computing Services to UK

Lockheed Martin’s U.K. division will provide its cloud computing services across that country’s government enterprise, the company announced Wednesday. The Bethesda, Md.-based contractor’s information systems and global solutions business unit will provide its G-cloud information technology services for between six and nine months. The CloudStore framework agreement could potentially become a …

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HP, Alcatel-Lucent Alliance Puts Out Data Center, Cloud Solutions

With vast amounts of information needing secure means of storage, HP built on its alliance with Alcatel-Lucent in order develop joint data center solutions by integrating infrastructure technology and high-performance communications networks. The result: HP and Alcatel-Lucent Data Center Network Connect. HP says DCNC has high-performance service routing, switching and optical transport capabilities …

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