DISA Grants Provisional Authorization to Project Hosts’ Federal Private Cloud

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has granted Project Hosts’ Federal Private Cloud with a provisional authorization at data impact level 5. Project Hosts becomes the fourth company and the first company with under 100,000 employees to gain a DISA IL5 PA. Other companies with this clearance level include DoD, Microsoft, and Oracle. Project Hosts…

The Shared Responsibility Model

Sometimes, when information is stored on the cloud, miscommunication and lack of coordination can cause confusion. Organizations begin to question who is responsible for IT security. A new HITRUST program is offering clarity on the issue. Hector Rodriquez and Matthew Datel, published an article on the HITRUST Alliance Blog, describing the new Shared Responsibility Program.…

Cyber Security Hindsight is Always 20/20

People say that hindsight is 20/20. You always know the right thing to do after something happens. Security professionals are no exception. They tend to react to security breaches by explaining what they would have done to keep themselves out of that situation. However, security breaches are not specific to any organization. They can happen…

Frequently Asked Questions About the Cloud

The cloud has become an incredible tool for many organizations, yet, the cloud can be tricky to understand. Project Hosts is answering frequently asked questions about the cloud.  “What is the cloud?” The cloud is a global network of servers that are hooked together and operate as a single ecosystem. Data is no longer accessed…

FedRAMP Made Easy

Government agencies looking to deploy in the cloud, or those looking to provide cloud services to government agencies, must be FedRAMP compliant. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program. It provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP is mandatory at…

Possible Changes to HIPAA in 2019

Five years after the last major change, HIPAA could be receiving an update in 2019. Changes to HIPAA were proposed in 2018, but it will likely be closer to the middle of 2019 before these proposed updates will be signed into law. At the end of 2018, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a…

FedRAMP Compliant Cloud Security

Is your Legacy SharePoint Environment FedRAMP Compliant?

By moving your on-premises SharePoint deployment into a FedRAMP compliant hosted environment, you improve scalability, reliability and lower the cost of operation. On-premises SharePoint deployments, unless monitored with the utmost scrutiny, can be filled with vulnerabilities and potential security risks. A single unpatched vulnerability from an outdated software package no longer supported by manufacturers or with an…

Project Hosts Gains Valuable Insights After Attending HIMSS19

Over 42,000 Healthcare IT Professionals roamed the exhibition floor daily during the three day conference. Attendees, from over 90 countries, engaged in over 300 educational sessions. There were hundreds of thought-provoking conversations about healthcare IT. Hot topics of conversation included interoperability, consumer-based healthcare, innovation in healthcare, and the importance of cyber security. With cyber security…

HIPAA Compliant Clouds on Azure

Project Hosts Prepares for a Great HIMSS19 Conference in Orlando, Florida

Project Hosts is attending the HIMSS19 Conference in Orlando, Florida this week and exhibiting in Booth #421. HIMSS19 Global Conference & Exhibition is the leading health information and technology conference. Over 45,000 healthcare IT professionals will gather for education, innovation, and collaboration. HIMSS hosted its first conference in 1962 and attendance continues to grow as…

Project Hosts Joins the Microsoft Ignite Tour in DC

Project Hosts’ Federal team will be exhibiting at Microsoft Ignite Tour in Washington D.C. February 4-5, 2019. Microsoft Ignite is an annual conference for developers and IT professionals. The government-wide Federal Risk and AuthorizationManagement Program (FedRAMP), is a regulated approach to security assessment,authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. As a result, Federal…