SecureIT to provide Independent Cybersecurity Assessment of Cloud-Computing Solutions to support GSA Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Contract

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U.S. Government executes on cloud computing strategy putting in place government-wide contracts which must meet new, stringent security requirements. SecureIT selected to assess security risks and compliance of CTC and SoftLayer offerings.

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“GSA requires companies to comply with stringent security requirements to meet the unique challenges of cloud computing. Our experience and involvment in Government cloud computing efforts positioned SecureIT for this award." -- Jim Graham, SecureIT

SecureIT was selected by Computer Technologies Consultants, Inc. (CTC) and its partner SoftLayer Technologies, Inc. to provide independent security control and vulnerability assessment services. CTC and SoftLayer were awarded contracts for GSA Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing solutions. CTC has been delivering managed hosting to government clients for many years. In selecting SoftLayer as a strategic partner, CTC added world-class on-demand data center and hosting services across the United States. This contract allows CTC and SoftLayer to provide government entities cloud storage, virtual machines, and web hosting services to support the Federal government cloud computing strategy to overcome inefficiencies and improve government service delivery.

“This is a ground breaking contract for the federal government and we are pleased to have been selected to perform the independent security assessment”, said Jim Graham, SVP of SecureIT’s Federal Practice. U.S. Federal agencies are now required to implement a “cloud-first” policy when considering new information technology purchases. The cloud computing services which agencies purchase must comply with security requirements based on NIST and the providers must demonstrate continuous monitoring of the security controls validated by 3rd party security assessors.

SecureIT will assess the security controls of this integrated infrastructure in the three lots awarded: Cloud Storage, Virtual Machines and Cloud Web Hosting. GSA specified the assessment and authorization process which is based on Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). FedRAMP was established to provide a standard approach to assessing and authorizing cloud computing services and products. FedRAMP allows joint authorizations and continuous security monitoring oversight for Federal and Commercial cloud computing systems intended for multi-agency use.

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SecureIT is a professional and technical services firm focusing on cybersecurity, information assurance and technology risk management. Assisting government agencies, corporations and non-profit organizations, SecureIT enables its clients to identify and manage risks in business processes, technology and contracted services. SecureIT offerings include Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, Governance, Risk & Compliance, IT Audit, and Security Training. Founded in 2001, the company is comprised of experienced and certified cybersecurity, privacy and IT audit professionals that sit on the boards and are active in Washington DC area chapters of information security organizations such as ISACA, ACT-IAC, ISSA and IIA. For more information, call 703.464.7010, email info@secureit.com or visit http://www.secureit.com.

Media Contact: David Trout, 703.464.7010

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