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Federal Cloud Computing

The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers

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.


Executives (CIOs/CFOs), IT Security Professionals (Security Auditors, Security Engineers, Compliance Specialists, etc.), IT Professionals (Virtualization Specialists, Software Developers, Consultants, etc.)

Paperback, 448 Pages

Published: November 2012

Imprint: Syngress

ISBN: 978-1-59749-737-4


  • 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


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