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PwC OK'd as certified third-party assessment organization for FedRAMP

PwC US has been accredited under the terms of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to act as a Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) for cloud providers offering secure services to federal agencies.

FedRAMP is the governmentwide program that offers a standard approach for conducting security assessments of cloud service providers who want to provide services to federal agencies.

Receiving 3PAO accreditation permits PwC to assess the security features of cloud service providers who plan to work with the federal government. Cloud service providers in turn are required to a use a FedRAMP-approved 3PAO to assess they meet the program’s requirements.

FedRAMP helps accelerate the adoption of secure cloud services and the consistent uses of secure practices, which in turn might reduce the time it takes for agencies to adopt cloud services, according to the firm.

Posted by GCN Staff on Jan 24, 2014 at 8:13 AM


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