Government Agencies are Taking the FedRamp to the Cloud: eDiscovery Trends

My most recent blog post for IPRO’s blog is about how (no surprise) usage of cloud-based solutions is on the rise, and on the rise considerably and that trend is even extending to government entities (especially Federal government entities) who are literally taking the FedRAMP to the cloud.

While many government entities have continued to use on-premise solutions for security reasons (among other considerations) even as other types of organizations have moved to cloud-based solutions for everything from Office to eDiscovery, that trend has started to change.  And that’s because of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), which is a US government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.  FedRAMP standardizes security requirements for the authorization and ongoing cybersecurity of cloud services in accordance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA), OMB Circular A-130, and FedRAMP policy.  It’s why many government entities are literally taking a FedRAMP to the cloud.  See what I did there?  😉

So, how does FedRAMP work?  What are the benefits of it?  And how easy is it for a provider to achieve FedRAMP authorization?  Hint: not as easy as you may think.  You can find out on Ipro’s blog here. It’s just one more click!

So, what do you think?  Do you work for a government entity and is it taking the FedRAMP to the cloud? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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