Keeper Security Government Cloud, a password and secrets management solution, becomes FedRAMP Authorized.
Today, Keeper Security announced that the company has achieved FedRAMP Authorization at the Moderate Impact Level for its Keeper Security Government Cloud (KSGC). This designation differentiates KSGC as the best-in-class zero-trust and zero-knowledge security solution for government agencies to protect their passwords, data, and secrets.
KSGC is hosted in AWS GovCloud (US), designed to host sensitive data, regulated workloads, and address the most stringent U.S. government security and compliance requirements.
To receive FedRAMP Authorization, organizations must implement controls from 17 different control families that originate from the National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53. This alone can months or years, depending on the complexity of the system. Authorization can only be pursued by an organization through partnering with a federal agency or the Joint Authorization Board (JAB). Additionally, the system must be evaluated and assessed by an authorized independent third-party auditor prior to submitting for final review and authorization by the FedRAMP Program Management Office.
"Keeper is proud to bring its password management and cybersecurity platform to FedRAMP Authorized status," said Darren Guccione, CEO and Co-Founder of Keeper Security. “This authorization demonstrates Keeper’s longstanding -- and, some would say, fanatical -- commitment to the highest standards of internal security controls and encryption. Keeper is prepared to help federal agencies protect their digital assets against ransomware, data breaches, and other password-related cyberattacks."
“As a FedRAMP Authorized password management and security solution, KSGC will enable Carahsoft and our reseller partners to help federal agencies better secure their sensitive information and protect against password-related breaches,” said Steve Jacyna, who leads the Keeper Security team at Carahsoft. “Keeper’s zero-knowledge, zero-trust architecture solves compliance and regulatory enforcement requirements, providing a trusted, reliable solution that meets government needs.”
“Today’s attackers are advanced at using any breached username and password combination to run through analytics and bots to find any use or similar use combination. By leveraging password managers, a constant health check can be maintained for password diversification and security,” said Jean-Paul Bergeaux, Federal Chief Technology Officer of GuidePoint Security. “Enterprises cannot assume users are doing this and KSGC provides a way for government security teams to maintain password security while also significantly improving user experience throughout their work life.”
The FedRAMP Authorized KSGC follows a White House Executive Order mandating zero-trust architecture and strong encryption, along with a draft memorandum by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) mandating all federal agencies adopt a zero-trust security architecture by 2024. The memorandum specifically calls out password security requirements that KSGC facilitates, including strong password policies, the removal of a deprecated requirement to require special characters and regular password rotation, and the ability to compare user passwords against weak and breached data.
Keeper provides government agencies with a human-centric cybersecurity solution that promotes the adoption of password best practices, like the use of MFA, by employees and contractors. Keeper also promotes secure collaboration with encrypted record sharing that allows system administrators to regulate privileged access to files, as well as masking credentials. Keeper’s zero-knowledge system architecture provides the highest levels of security and privacy. Encryption and decryption of data always occur locally on the user's device, and only the encrypted ciphertext is stored in KSGC.