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3 Things You Should Know About Mr. FedRAMP

If you know Granicus, you’ve probably heard of FedRAMP before. It’s full name is the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, and it’s the first government-wide security authorization program mandatory for all agencies and all cloud services.

But do you know about Mr. FedRAMP? If not, here are a few facts about the man who runs this vital program.

He’s a security superhero, but he’s also a real, hard-working federal employee. His real name is Matt Goodrich, and he’s the FedRAMP Director at the U.S. General Services Administration. He received his B.B.A. in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami (Florida) and a J.D. from the University of Denver. He’s served in government since 2009, when he was a Presidential Management Fellow, and has since focused his career on removing the barriers to cloud adoption across the federal government. You can even follow him Twitter.

The program helps federal agencies understand how to keep cloud data safe. The FedRAMP program is intended to “[provide] a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.” (That includes Granicus, which is the first and only FedRAMP-compliant digital communications solution!)

Oh yeah, and he’s speaking at the 2018 Granicus National Summit on April 3. Mr. FedRAMP is one of the presenters during “Security Essentials in Today’s Digital Age,” which will cover why it’s important to be vigilant against viruses, phishing attempts and other security issues. You’ll also hear why every Granicus solution is built with a security-first mindset.

Not registered yet for the 2018 Granicus National Summit? There’s still time to sign up to attend in person or watch our live stream online! We’ve got an action-packed schedule and an amazing lineup of speakers, including govies from the Department of Labor, Arizona DOT, Maryland DNR, the City of San Jose, Leon County (Florida), City of Hurst (Texas) and many more!