According to Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick, Knowledge Services’ software-as-a-service cloud technology received the designation required by the federal government to ultimately be included on the FedRAMP Marketplace, a platform where federal agencies and government contractors can get authorized cloud service offerings.
The designation was awarded to the company’s dotStaff platform, a government cloud-based vendor management system that helps clients manage credentials, vendors and workforce. Knowledge Services had to show compliance with the program’s cybersecurity framework in order to achieve the FedRAMP Ready status, and stated that this designation is the first step towards its goal of getting a FedRAMP Authorization.
“As the government continues to transition services to the cloud, the importance of ensuring cloud security is critical. We appreciate the dedication of our InfoSec, IT and Development teams, who work every day to keep our systems secure and who embrace a culture of continual improvement,” said Knowledge Services President Joe Bielawski.
Jill Aitoro is senior vice president of content strategy for CyberRisk Alliance. She has more than 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy. Prior to joining CRA, she worked at Sightline Media as editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group. She previously worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News.
Google Cloud recently introduced Community Security Analytics (CSA), a set of open-sourced queries and rules for self-service security analytics geared toward helping security teams detect common cloud-based threats.