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FedRAMP Update: Secure Government Use of Cloud Services

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST (2013-11-20 18:00:00 UTC)
  • John Pescatore

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Government demand for use of cloud based services continues to grow dramatically. GSA's Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is the approved method of certification and accreditation of cloud services for Federal Government use. FedRAMP has certified 10 cloud services providers to date and the FedRAMP process will become mandatory in June 2014.

On 20 November at 1pm EST, SANs will be hosting a webinar titled "FedRAMP Update: Secure Government Use of Cloud Services" to provide the security with an update on current FedRAMP status, near term plans and milestones and information on the long term impact of FedRAMP on government certification and accreditation processes.

Join John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends and Matt Goodrich, GSA FedRAMP Program Manager for this one hour webinar to gain guidance on how to best practices for taking advantage of the FedRAMP effort to advance secure use of cloud services in government.

Speaker Bio

John Pescatore

joined the SANS Institute as director of emerging security trends in January 2013, with 35 years’ experience in computer, network and information security. Mr. Pescatore was Gartner’s lead security analyst for 13 years, working with global 5000 corporations and major technology and service providers. Before joining Gartner, he was Senior Consultant for Entrust Technologies and Trusted Information Systems, where he created and managed security consulting groups focusing on firewalls, network security, encryption and public-key Infrastructure, and spent 11 years with GTE developing secure computing and telecommunications systems. Mr. Pescatore began his career at the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the United States Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems.

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