FedRAMP ATO vs. P-ATO: What’s the Difference?

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FedRAMP authorization is one of the most sought-after compliance certifications for cloud service providers. Federal agencies are turning to cloud technology and SaaS software to support responsive data management, and that means maintaining critical security over cloud connections and file transfers. This means that cloud providers must achieve Authority to Operate (ATO) designation prior to working with these federal agencies. 

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The 2021 Complete Guide to FedRAMP Authorization

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Federal agencies are quickly adopting new and more advanced IT and security technologies to facilitate their work. This fact, in turn, means that they are turning to vendors that probably use the cloud in some way to provide those services. SaaS applications, cloud storage, and the demand for analytics and insight are making cloud real estate a hot commodity for these agencies. That’s why the federal government, coordinating through federal technical guidelines and laws, requires Cloud Service Providers to adhere to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP before providing services to partner agencies.

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Cybersecurity and PCI DSS eCommerce for Online Transactions

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Online shopping has ballooned in 2020. While most consumers have been moving to online purchases for years, the onset of COVID-19 has kickstarted a huge shift to online shopping across several industries. That’s why businesses that may never have normally considered online transactions are fielding new ways for their customers to engage with them through eCommerce functionality. That kind of online shipping will almost inevitably allow customers to make purchases with credit cards, which will mean PCI DSS eCommerce compliance. 

Here we discuss the importance of understanding the sea change in online transactions, and how your organization can start to think about PCI DSS compliance for those transactions even if you’ve never accepted them before. 

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