Cyber Security: Is your Cloud Service Provider (CSP) really secure?

Security_CloudSecurity concerns over sensitive data and workloads is a valid concern for enterprises and government agencies. These concerns are often minimized for government agencies due to compliances such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program). But how does the private sector find a similar peace of mind in cyber security?

The first step in assuring proper cloud security is by identifying a creditable CSP (Cloud Service Provider) and whether or not this CSP offers a Private Cloud. A private cloud offers true scalability and the ability to access shared resources on your terms. While privacy and data encryption are essential for true security, you must look closely at how well your CSP protects key functions and your sensitive data as well as what certifications and compliances they possess.

FedRAMP_Mark_color“Project Hosts is the first Cloud Service Provider to have demonstrated compliance with the rev4 FedRAMP baseline,” said Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP Director, GSA. “Through the CSP supplied path, Project Hosts’ environment was assessed by a FedRAMP-accredited 3APO confirming the completion of the FedRAMP Security Assessment Framework, paving the way for Project Hosts’ customer to grant their Agency ATOs.”

Federal and state agencies can rely on Project Hosts to deploy and manage their private, community and hybrid clouds in a secure, reliable and cost-effective manner. And so can the private sector.

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