The Impact of Executive Order 14028 on FedRAMP

zero trust featured

Government responses to evolving security threats have, to more or less a degree, started to incorporate advanced mitigation postures that reflect a world of networked systems and complex digital supply chains. 

To address this changing landscape, the president issued Executive Order 14028, “Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.” This 2021 order introduced a zero-trust approach to security and stricter requirements for authorization processes and baseline requirements. 

This article will discuss how some aspects of this executive order are impacting or will impact, FedRAMP Authorization for cloud service offerings. 


Read More

FedRAMP High Impact Level and Unique NIST Controls

FedRAMP High featured

In the era of digitization, the security of cloud services, particularly those engaged with federal agencies, is paramount. The government uses the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)–to ensure cloud services meet stringent security standards to protect federal data. 

This article will dig into the intricacies of the FedRAMP High Impact Level and its relevance for different organizations. Whether you are a federal agency, a CSP, or a government contractor, understanding the FedRAMP High Impact Level is crucial to navigating the evolving landscape of cloud security.


Read More

What Is NIST 800-161?

NIST 800-161 featured

With modern IT infrastructure becoming increasingly complex, intertwined systems managed through service providers and managing experts, the inevitable security problem rears its head. How can one organization, using several service providers, ensure their data security as it travels through those systems?

Over the past decade, enterprise and government specialists have refined the practice of risk management and security-focused on digital supply chain management. To support such efforts, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the newest revision, NIST 800-161, in May 2022. 


Read More