US Government launches FedRAMP to standardize Risk & Authorization Management for the Cloud

posted Jun 9, 2012, 8:18 AM by Bruce P. D'Sena   [ updated Jun 9, 2012, 8:21 AM ]
The US Federal government launched the The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) this week -  a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. 

The approach aims to provide a reusable, efficient framework that avoids redundant agency assessments. The initiative includes guidance on policy, key components & operational capabilities and department as well as agency responsibilities & requirements. More information and the full set of documents can be obtained from the FedRAMP site.