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How To Use Cognitive Services in Azure Government

What if your computer could recognize your mood and deliver everyday work content to you based on your feelings and emotions? Cognitive Services, now adds facial and emotion recognition features to its customers through the company’s cloud platform, Microsoft Azure Government. This was announced during the recent Tech Summit event in Washington, DC. But what...

FedRAMP Weekly Tips – August 3 2017

This week, FedRAMP published QA and a tip that discusses POA&Ms and inventory: Q: What constitutes a unique finding for Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&M) reporting and how should CSPs group related findings on the POA&M? A: The weakness identifier, asset identifier, and original detection date are elements that constitutes a new finding. If vulnerabilities are...

What is ATO as a Service™ for Azure?

The process to obtain an Azure FedRAMP ATO is time consuming, manual, and paper-intensive. Until now! Introducing ATO as a Service™, an exclusive Software as a Service that automates FedRAMP processes, and shortens FedRAMP ATO timeframes for information systems hosted in the Azure Government Cloud. cFocus Software has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to develop the offering,...

What You Need to Know About Office 365 Government

The US public sector contains unique and highly evolving requirements. To respond to the unique nature of the requirements, Microsoft offers many government sectors and eligible organizations Office 365 Government to manage their business by the federal laws stipulated. For many government agencies, using Microsoft Office 365 or Azure gives companies a huge boost when...

FedRAMP Weekly Tips – July 27 2017

This week, FedRAMP published a weekly tip that discusses the use of non-US persons support and updating SSP officials: TIP: A CSP using non-US persons to support their system is FedRAMP compliant, but will find their market limited among Federal agencies. Using non-US persons to support a FedRAMP system is a business decision the CSP must...

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...