Topic: Getting Off on the Wrong RAMP – Deconflicting Emerging Compliance Regulations
Speaker: Jeremy B. Blevins
CPE Hours: 1
Background: There are several Risk and Authorization Management Program (RAMP) programs that an organization may need to comply with and ascertaining the correct one can be challenging initially. Changes to various state and Federal regulations require organizations to either dedicate resources to stay on top of the changes or to hire outside consultants to perform the task. This presentation addresses these challenges and provides a summary of each of the RAMPs to help organizations determine which solution is best for their offerings.
Lessons Learned: Background: Many CSPs may find themselves without an internal Subject Matter Expert (SME) to aid them in making the right turn with regard to the different compliance and regulatory issues they face. 3PAOs are good sources of information when trying to navigate the RAMPs. While they are in the business of making a profit on their services, a CSP might ultimately save money by establishing a clear roadmap to determining their compliance requirements.
- Quick History of Cloud Computing
- FedRAMP/ StateRAMP/ TX-RAMP Overview
- Reciprocity Between the Programs
Jeremy B. Blevins began his career as a Radio/COMSEC Repairer in the Army National Guard, which provided a solid foundation on which to build a technology career. Mr. Blevins has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology and has specialized in Cybersecurity for the past decade. Over that time, he has been an Information Systems Security Manager, DFARS 252.204-7012 compliance lead, and analyzed cyber mission assurance impacts related to the Ballistic Missile Defense System. He is currently a Computer Information Systems Instructor at Calhoun Community College and Senior Compliance Assessor for Sentar, Inc.
Mr. Blevins holds an Associate of Applied Science in Missile and Munitions Technology from Calhoun Community College, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Faulkner University, a Master of Science in Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Master of Professional Studies in Cyber Policy Risk Analysis from Utica University. Additionally, he holds several certifications, including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Infrastructure Security Expert, and CompTIA Security Analytics Expert.
Mr. Blevins serves as Treasurer of the Calhoun College Alumni Association, past President of the InfraGard Huntsville Member Alliance, Senior Member of the Information Systems Security Association, Chapter Coordinator in the Order of the Sword and Shield, and a Local Board Member for the Selective Service System. He is also actively involved in The American Legion and the Boy Scouts of America.