What’s the cloud hanging over cloud service providers’ heads? The rapidly evolving threat landscape. It’s challenging to keep up with the pace and scale of risk, which is especially true when you are working with clients as essential as federal government agencies. Therefore, it’s critical to not only maintain cyber hygiene, but to anticipate what’s lurking. One key way to help reach those goals is to band together with other cybersecurity experts to exchange ideas, discuss the topics impacting everyday tasks, explore solutions, and brainstorm on what’s ahead. Cue the GovForward FedRAMP Headliner Summit presented by GovExec.

GovForward FedRAMP Headliner Summit

 On August 23, leaders across the cybersecurity, cloud technology, government, and military fields will descend on the Waldorf Astoria in Washington, D.C. for conversations ranging from the need to better protect critical infrastructure to the state of cloud adoption. The main overarching theme, though, will be examining the impact of FedRAMP over the last decade plus. What’s been done? And, most importantly, what’s changing?

The Importance of Navigating Change Together

As stakeholders in the cloud services and security space, we’ve experienced a lot of transformative activity lately. The passing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has spurred reforms to FedRAMP, including the introduction of the Federal Secure Cloud Advisory Committee (FSCAC) board, StateRAMP is growing and looking how to best integrate NIST 800-53 Rev. 5, and policy and technical developments continue to redirect strategies.

Plus, there are certain sectors still questioning how to properly and safely incorporate cloud and other cutting-edge tech into their operations. For example, Gregg Judge, deputy director for the Army’s Enterprise Cloud Management Office, explained during another recent GovExec event that “Companies that have not previously worked with us are often surprised that regardless of their compliance with FedRAMP to operate in our network they need further validation.” While it’s clear that Cloud SaaS adoption is pertinent for the Army and the DoD, how can requirements specific to these defense needs and FedRAMP better align?

On top of that, there are new requirements continuously being released to keep up with the demands of the current environment. At the end of July, “FedRAMP announced that A2LA will review assessment reports to ensure that accredited 3PAO personnel are competent and qualified to evaluate documents from cloud service providers starting on Oct. 1,” as stated by Naomi Cooper at ExecutiveGov. Now they have rolled out a training course to assist third parties in meeting the standards of the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation R311 policy, which 3PAO personnel have to complete within 60 days of this announcement.

stackArmor at GovForward Headliner Summit

Needless to say, the GovForward FedRAMP Headliner Summit comes at the perfect time. As a sponsor, panel participant, and attendee, we are greatly looking forward to diving into exploring how we can all write the next chapter in risk management, customer experience, program and legislation progression, and more. 

In addition to booking a meeting with our team to discuss these subjects and our solutions, you can also join stackArmor Chief Solutions Officer Martin Rieger for a special session on FedRAMP sponsorship. Alongside other experts from companies such as UberEther and Coalfire, Martin will guide you through the complexities of FedRAMP authorization, steps toward landing sponsorship, and establishing more collaborative opportunities. Learn more about connecting with stackArmor at the Summit here.