Cloud Security & FedRAMP 3PAO
Cloud computing is fundamentally changing the way organizations work with data. With its unlimited scalability, potential cost-savings, and virtualized and mobile access, cloud architecture is increasingly attractive to Federal Government and commercial organizations. Although most cloud service providers (CSPs) have considerable experience in data center management, application hosting, and virtualization, they may not have the ability to balance performance with the diverse security needs of a large customer base. Assessing the risks associated with cloud computing, such as data integrity, privacy, recovery, and multi-tenant isolation, is critical to the adoption of cloud technologies. The solution lies with the cloud security services of Veris Group which is an accredited Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) for the FedRAMP Cloud Service program.
Veris Group plays a key role in the development and implementation of FedRAMP and Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements for our customers. Our extensive knowledge of FISMA and other regulatory compliance mandates allows us to help transform the way government and commercial organizations work as they move IT infrastructure and services to a cloud environment. We align our customers with the correct policies, procedures, and systems to meet NIST and other regulatory security controls. Veris Group provides organizations with a thorough evaluation of the security risks and exposure that stem from cloud computing for all data types and sensitivity levels, and we help prepare them and their systems for the rigors of authorizations such as FedRAMP. Read more about Veris Group’s perspective on the role of the FedRAMP 3PAO in cloud security provider preparation in our article featured in Search Cloud Provider or in the Veris Group white paper, “Critical Success Factors for FedRAMP.” The white paper was also selected as part of the Cloud Security Alliance (a not-for-profit focused on building best practices in cloud security) bank of white papers.
Veris Group’s cloud security services include:
- Preliminary Gap Analysis – Pre-Cloud Migration Security Architecture and Safeguard Requirements Determination
- Independent, Multilevel Security Testing and Assessment
- Security Liaison Services Between Provider and End User
- Continuous Monitoring and Compliance
- Infrastructure and Operations Security
- Governance – Policy, Procedures, and Standards Implementations
A critical component to a successful cloud solution is the ability to provide a robust security architecture that meets the needs of both the cloud provider and customer, while remaining cost-effective. Our cloud security services achieve this goal and result in an improved security posture for the cloud provider and enhanced security features and protection mechanisms for the consumer.
We provide security services for public, private, community, and hybrid cloud service offerings including: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); Computing as a Service (CaaS); Platform as a Service (PaaS); Storage as a Service (StaaS); Software as a Service (SaaS); and Email as a Service (EaaS). Our experiences include leading telecommunication providers and many Federal Government entities such as the Department of the Treasury, General Service Administration (GSA), Department of Justice (DOJ), and several commercial organizations.
For more information about Veris Group’s Cloud and FedRAMP services, please download our brochures for:
To learn more about Veris Group’s services as an accredited FedRAMP 3PAO, please contact us at FedRAMP@verisgroup.com.