Friday, January 31, 2014
Wyatt Kash, InformationWeek Government, Friday, January 31, 2014
As we reported last week in an in-depth analysis, cloud service providers are queuing up for a rigorous government review process that certifies their service meets a strict baseline of security standards. This certification, known as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is mandatory for any cloud service provider looking to do business with federal agencies.
Bailey McCann, CIvSource, Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Verizon is collaborating with Privacy Vaults Online Inc. (PRIVO) to roll out a federally-funded pilot program that will protect the online activities and personal information of children. As PRIVO’s primary technology provider, Verizon will deploy its identity management and cloud technologies, providing parents more control over the online activities of their children and helping businesses comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
David Weldon, FierceCIO, Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Determined to use the cloud to help reduce overall IT spending, the federal government is investing heavily in cloud computing. So much so that federal investments in the cloud are expected to reach over $18 billion by 2018.
Jason Miller, Federal News Radio, Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Agencies are treating privacy today like they treated cybersecurity three or five years ago. They realize it's important. They realize they have to do it. But they aren't exactly sure how and what it means to apply privacy to data.
Frank Konkel, Federal Computer Week, Tuesday, January 28, 2014
A study released Jan. 28 by Meritalk highlights the pros and cons of federal cloud adoption since the Office of Management and Budget’s “Cloud First” policy mandated just over three years ago that agencies begin migrating services.
John Wagley, Government Security News, Tuesday, January 28, 2014
When it comes to digital privacy, U.S. consumers are more concerned with how businesses collect and use their data than they are with government surveillance, according to a study from the data privacy management company TRUSTe, of San Francisco. The conclusion could surprise some, given the relatively large number of media reports in recent months about government surveillance of citizen’s data
David Perera, FierceGovernmentIT, Monday, January 27, 2014
Federal contractors should incorporate baseline cybersecurity measures into their operations as well as their products or services, recommends a joint Defense Department and General Services Administration committee.
Shahid Shah, MedCity News, Sunday, January 26, 2014
This past Friday I was invited by the Patient Privacy Rights (PPR) Foundation to lead a discussion about privacy and EHRs. The discussion, entitled “Fact vs. Fiction: Best Privacy Practices for EHRs in the Cloud,” addressed patient privacy concerns and potential solutions for doctors working with EHRs.