Nonprofit organization StateRAMP will open membership next month, according to GCN.
StateRAMP, which will provide state and local governments with cloud security verification services, hopes to standardize and improve efficiency of cloud service providers and other similar agencies. The organization will have six security statuses, while a StateRAMP Marketplace will include a list of providers with FedRAMP authorization, CSPs that have a StateRAMP security status and third-party assessment organizations approved by StateRAMP.
“I think what it offers us in state government is this collective approach, both within our state through this uniformity at the agency level or at the contract level, but then across the country, by putting states on this very solid footing with respect to CSPs and all of the cyber risk management concerns that flow from those relationships,” said Ted Cotterill, state chief privacy officer in Indiana and StateRAMP board member.
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.