Building a Connected Government in a Secure Cloud Environment


Recorded On: March 17, 2016


  • Michele Thomas, Chief Information Security Officer, USDA APHIS
  • Mary Ellen Power, VP of Marketing, OneSpan
  • Scott Chapman, President/CEO, Project Hosts
  • Joseph McKairnes, Sr. Sales Engineer, OneSpan

The time for cloud infrastructure is here ; new processes are being implemented faster and more cost-effectively than ever, taking the pressure off IT departments and increasing both efficiency and success rates. All levels of government are now also moving to the cloud to build stronger connections between citizens, employees and other government entities – but with more caution. The reason: security.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that standardizes security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services to mitigate security risk. Vendors like Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM SoftLayer and GovCloud offer robust cloud infrastructure services that meet FedRAMP’s rigorous security requirements, enabling a government-approved, security-compliant cloud infrastructure that can be operational in a matter of days.

In this one hour webcast, our panel of experts from the USDA, Salesforce – the leader in Cloud Computing - and OneSpan, discuss the requirements of a secure cloud infrastructure, and how this plays an important role in providing a modern approach to service delivery for government organizations.

You will learn:

  • The 4 levels of security assurance for federal information systems;
  • Why FedRAMP compliance is key to providing a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and monitoring for cloud services used by U.S. federal agencies;
  • Vendor trends in the Federal space and why they need to be flexible to remove obstacles;
  • How offering cloud-based platforms like Project Hosts enable government organizations to deliver immediate value and eliminate wasteful IT spending.

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