Federal Cloud Computing

Federal Cloud Computing: The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers offers an in-depth look at topics surrounding federal cloud computing within the federal government, including the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Cloud Computing Standards, Security and Privacy, and Security Automation.

You will learn the basics of the NIST risk management framework (RMF) with a specific focus on cloud computing environments, all aspects of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) process, and steps for cost-effectively implementing the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process, as well as strategies for implementing Continuous Monitoring, enabling the Cloud Service Provider to address the FedRAMP requirement on an ongoing basis.

  • Provides a common understanding of the federal requirements as they apply to cloud computing
  • Provides a targeted and cost-effective approach for applying the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Provides both technical and non-technical perspectives of the Federal Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process that speaks across the organization

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy
Chapter 2. Cloud Computing Standards
Chapter 3. A Case for Open Source
Chapter 4. Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing
Chapter 5. Applying the NIST Risk Management Framework
Chapter 6. Risk Management
Chapter 7. Comparison of FISMA with Other Security Compliance Standards
Chapter 8. FedRAMP Primer
Chapter 9. The FedRAMP Cloud Computing Security Requirements
Chapter 10. Security Assessment and Authorization: Governance, Preparation, and Execution
Chapter 11. Strategies for Continuous Monitoring
Chapter 12. Cost-Effective Compliance using Security Automation
Chapter 13. A Case Study for Cloud Service Providers

Book Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Syngress (November 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597497371
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597497374
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