Chapter 23

FedRAMP

FISMA for the Cloud

Abstract

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide initiative to apply FISMA to cloud computing. FedRAMP provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud computing services. FedRAMP enables federal agencies to build and use systems without having to go through the expensive endeavor of buying hardware or building datacenters. Cloud systems enable users to launch new systems faster and get new services up and running faster.

Keywords

FedRAMP; Cloud; Cloud computing; Virtual machines; Sharding; Content delivery; Costs; Datacenter; Cloud service provider; FISMA for cloud

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