Many organizations have adopted the cloud to improve their customer’s experience, their mobility and flexibility. These benefits come with the added appeal of cost savings. Running a local server requires ongoing maintenance and support costs. It is because of these and a list of other beneficial reasons that the Federal Government enacted a “cloud first” initiative in 2008. The policy was intended to accelerate the pace at which the Federal Government realized the value of cloud computing by requiring agencies to evaluate safe, secure, cloud computing options before making any new investments. With this new policy, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program or FedRAMP was introduced.
FedRAMP was developed by the United States government as the benchmark for IT cloud security. The standard was initially developed to establish a security and risk assessment and authorization for all cloud based products and services for US government agencies. It is important to understand that cybersecurity standards and frameworks are collections of best practices created by security experts and are generally applicable to all organizations, regardless of size, industry or sector. Today, commercial organizations seeking to adhere to the highest security standards are able to take advantage of FedRAMP compliance through our turnkey FedRAMP compliant cloud for commercial companies (healthcare, finance, energy and enterprises) on Microsoft Azure.
Project Hosts does the heavy lifting by implementing the 300 plus security controls, minimizing exposure. We also manage the continuous monitoring necessary to gain and maintain FedRAMP complinace. By migrating applications and workloads that contain sensitive data into our pre-audited FedRAMP authorized environment, organizations not only inherit compliance, but gain a partner to help navigate the policies and procedures that protect their digital assets.