U.S. Government Announces Cloud Security Standards


A new set of federal security standards has been introduced for cloud products and services.

"Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel Thursday unveiled the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), which establishes a set of baseline security and privacy standards that all cloud service providers will need to meet in order to sell their products to government agencies," writes Computerworld's Jaikumar Vijayan.

"The program requires that all federal agencies use only FedRAMP-certified cloud services and technologies for public clouds, private clouds, hybrid clouds and community clouds," Vijayan writes. "The program also covers all cloud service models, including Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS)."

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