Why a FedRAMP Accredited Cloud Environment Makes Good Sense for Data

Help Protect Your Data from Being Lost or Stolen

Adopting cloud-based technologies is becoming standard practice for many firms in 2019. Afterall, the cloud provides increased flexibility and mobility, better security and monitoring, quicker disaster recovery and reduced costs.

It’s no surprise investment in cloud products and services is expected to rise. Research and advisory firm, Gartner, predicts the global cloud public service market will grow from $182.4 billion in 2018 to $331.2 billion in 2022 (that’s a compound annual growth rate of 12.6%).

As cloud adoption grows, so will cyber threats. A 2018 survey from Research Partners reports 84% of organizations say traditional security solutions don’t work in cloud environments.

So how do firms ensure they are implementing the best methods to preventing a breach in cloud security? They might consider leveraging best practices set by The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, known as FedRAMP. This program establishes baseline standards for security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud-based products and services used by the federal government.

Achieving FedRAMP accreditation can be quite difficult to achieve but extremely worthwhile for a cloud service provider. Other ways to tap into this environment is to find a provider that is FedRAMP accredited in which to host your data.

TalaTek CTO Josh Grove believes data is more secure when hosted in a FedRAMP accredited environment.

“As the race to develop and implement the latest cloud technology rages on, new and more sophisticated cyber threats will attempt to thwart our progress and steal important data,” Grove said. “Minimum security practices should include leveraging a FedRAMP accredited environment to secure your data in the cloud. It is important to thoroughly review the environment and do your own diligence.”    

TalaTek offers a FedRAMP accredited managed service to capture and manage compliance framework data for enterprise organizations and also provides advisory services as a 3PAO to those seeking accreditation. To learn more about the FedRAMP accreditation process and to see a list of firms and products already accredited, visit: https://marketplace.fedramp.gov/#/products?sort=productName

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