On May 11, 2017, President Donald Trump released a Presidential Executive Order on strengthening the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical Infrastructure. As expected, ‘The President will hold heads of executive departments and agencies (agency heads) accountable for managing cybersecurity risk to their enterprises. In addition, because risk management decisions made by agency heads can affect the risk to the executive branch as a whole, and to national security, it is also the policy of the United States to manage cybersecurity risk as an executive branch enterprise.”
Agency heads are required to seek IT services for Email, Cloud and Cybersecurity services within 90 days of the date of this order. As defined in the Presidential Policy Directive 21 of February 12, 2013, all agency heads (Secretary of Homeland Security, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General etc. ) shall: “Identify authorities and capabilities that agencies could employ to support the cybersecurity efforts of critical infrastructure entities identified pursuant to section 9 of Executive Order 13636 of February 12, 2013 (Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity), to be at greatest risk of attacks that could reasonably result in catastrophic regional or national effects on public health or safety, economic security, or national security.” Fortunately for these agencies, FedRAMP Compliant CSPs, such as Project Hosts provides such capabilities.
Project Hosts is a recognized Cloud Services Provider (CSP) and leader in delivering FedRAMP SaaS compliant cloud solutions for U.S. government agencies on top of FedRAMP compliant infrastructure. Our Federal Private Cloud supports more than 20 applications from leading software vendors, and is compliant at the FedRAMP Moderate, High, and DoD CC SRG IL4/5 levels. We have been hosting cloud-based software solutions for more than a decade, serving thousands of government agencies, global enterprises and medium-sized businesses.
For more on the Executive order, please follow this link: New Cyber Security Executive Order