Skillsoft First to Achieve FedRAMP Certification
BOSTON – May 25, 2017 – Skillsoft, the global leader in eLearning, is the first digital learning company to achieve Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) compliance. FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.
FedRAMP’s approach saves an estimated 30-40% of government costs, as well as both time and staff required to conduct regular agency security assessments. FedRAMP evaluates cloud providers through a comprehensive, three step process. The framework is based on a uniform set of standards to determine if a cloud product or service has adequate information security controls.
“Protecting our customers is Skillsoft’s first priority and the FedRAMP certification is a validation of the investment, time, and talent we have applied to security,” said Larry Neal, president and CEO, Skillsoft. “Our Federal customers require FedRAMP certification but we are seeing the impact beyond traditional government agencies with state and local governments also adopting this as a best practice. Additionally, FedRAMP is being used as a gold standard of excellence in the corporate world.”
With its FedRAMP certification, Skillsoft joins a distinguished group of technology companies including Accenture, Adobe, Amazon, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, and Oracle.
Learn more about Skillsoft’s FedRAMP certification, here.
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. This approach uses a “do once, use many times” framework that saves an estimated 30-40% of government costs, as well as both time and staff required to conduct redundant agency security assessments. FedRAMP is the result of close collaboration with cybersecurity and cloud experts from the General Services Administration (GSA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD), National Security Agency (NSA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council and its working groups, as well as private industry.
Skillsoft is the global leader in eLearning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. We are trusted by the world’s leading organizations, including 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Our mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today’s modern enterprise. Our 165,000+ multi-modal courses, videos, books and micro-learning modules are accessed more than 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. With 100% secure cloud access, from any device, whenever, wherever. www.skillsoft.com
Melissa Lane, 857-317-7722
Director of Corporate Communications