What Is the StateRAMP Security Assessment Framework?

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StateRAMP is now nearly two years old, and the small project is quickly becoming a mainstay in the security industry. State and local governments are looking for a solid cybersecurity framework that they can use to vet and certify cloud providers that they may work with. 

In this article, we’ll talk about the basics of StateRAMP, specifically the Security Assessment Framework, and the processes and documents required therein.

 

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What Is the NISTIR 8374 Ransomware Report?

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Ransomware is one of the most significant security threats and perhaps one of the most recognizable threats in modern cybersecurity. These attacks cost businesses millions of dollars and can result in the loss of massive volumes of mission-critical information that supports business operations, national infrastructure, or government agencies. As part of the Cybersecurity Framework, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a new internal report known as the “Ransomware Report” (NISTIR 8374) to aid agencies and companies in resisting these threats. 

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