Cloud First & Federal Controls – discussion from Federal News Radio

Federal News Radio Alex Grohmann of Morgan Franklin and John Dyson of Deloitte for a discussion of the controls imposed on the federal Cloud First initiative by NIST 800-53 and FedRAMP.  

No joke, it can be a grind to listen to even though the participants have fun.  I found some real meat around minute 14 & 15 regarding security controls that are required by FedRAMP and NIST 800-53.  This initiative has caused an increase in federal controls with the consideration of releasing some datasets to Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).  The discussion turns to drivers for stronger controls than just encrypted data.