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FedRAMP Weekly Tips – July 20 2017

This week, FedRAMP published two tips that discuss Cloud Service Offering Assessments and the requirements for a security assessment report and readiness assessment report: TIP: What does a typical Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) Team performing a Cloud Service Offering (CSO) assessment look like according to FedRAMP? FedRAMP requires that all assessments must be staffed by an...

FedRAMP Weekly Tips – July 13 2017

This week, FedRAMP published a weekly tip that discusses requirements for vulnerability scanning: Q: What are the FedRAMP requirements for vulnerability scanning? A: Vulnerability scanning must occur for Operating System (OS)/ infrastructure, databases, and web application components in the Cloud Service offering authorization boundary. The scanning parameters for the components must be defined in the Security...

Azure Government Cognitive Services: Looking at the Language Feature

When Cognitive Services became available for Azure Government recently, it opened up so many great features that government offices now appreciate. Your own government office can currently enjoy API’s encompassing everything from Vision recognition to academic knowledge. In-between, you shouldn’t overlook other tools helping you manage various media within your agency. Recently, we explored what...

FedRAMP Weekly Tips – July 6 2017

This week, FedRAMP published a weekly tip that discusses email notifications and background checks on staff members. TIP: When submitting a RAR or an authorization package, be sure to send an email notification to info@fedramp.gov. Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), Partnering Agencies, and/or Third Party Assessment Organizations (3PAOs) must send an email notification to info@fedramp.gov to let...

FedRAMP Weekly Tips – June 29 2017

This week, FedRAMP published a weekly tip that discusses POA&Ms and testing evidence timeliness. Q: What purpose does the Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M) document serve? A: The purpose of the POA&M is to facilitate a disciplined and structured approach to mitigating risks in accordance with the CSP’s risk mitigation strategy. The POA&Ms include...