Government Business, Cybersecurity
businesswire | August 17, 2023
CoSo Cloud LLC (CoSo), a Class Technologies company, and leading provider of secure, private-cloud managed services and custom applications for high-consequence eLearning and virtual training, today announced its platform has received StateRAMP authorization for leading eLearning and virtual classroom offerings from Adobe® and Class Technologies. This milestone achievement enables all U.S. state government agencies reliant on public tax dollars to make assured investments in and harness the utmost level of secure technology for government training and education.
StateRAMP is a critical cloud security assessment and authorization program designed to address the specific technology and compliance requirements of state and local governments. With this authorization, state government agencies and publicly funded educational institutions are now equipped with the highest levels of security and compliance, aligning seamlessly with the stringent requirements to protect government and citizen data. CoSo Cloud's StateRAMP authorization builds upon CoSo’s FedRAMP security authorizations for Federal Government agencies, and represents a significant industry advancement in secure eLearning and virtual training solutions, further reinforcing the company's position as a preeminent and trusted partner for public sector organizations.
"The CoSo Secure Private Cloud Platform has the most secure and compliant authorizations in the industry,” said David Nelson, Head of Cyber Security at CoSo Cloud. “With the StateRAMP authorization, customers who rely upon Class and Adobe for virtual training and eLearning are now able to deploy their training and education initiatives with the utmost confidence and security."
CoSo Cloud's StateRAMP-compliant offerings come equipped with robust data encryption, secure access controls, continuous monitoring and regular audits to ensure ongoing adherence to the highest security standards. As a result, government agencies can leverage the innovative tools that CoSo manages to optimize their workforce training, professional development, and educational programs without compromising on security or compliance.
About CoSo Cloud
CoSo Cloud LLC, a Class Technologies Inc. company, provides secure private-cloud managed services, custom software applications, and expert professional services for high-consequence virtual training and eLearning. Global enterprises and government agency customers rely on CoSo to complete their Adobe Connect, Adobe Learning Manager and Class solutions when security, compliance, and reliability requirements demand more from virtual meetings and learning management systems. CoSo Cloud is an Adobe, Class Technologies, SAP, and Zoom partner.
Emerging Technology, Cybersecurity
Prweb | June 27, 2023
Dropsuite, a leading cloud data backup and archiving platform, announced its new GovCloud solution enabling Microsoft 365 public sector users to easily backup and restore their data in the cloud. Dropsuite’s GovCloud allows US-based partners to safeguard their government and public sector clients’ data and comply with FedRAMP moderate data security requirements.
Dropsuite's M365 backup and archiving solutions can now be stored in Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US), ensuring your data is stored in a separate cloud with heightened security. This creates critical redundancy and protects your data from accidental deletion, system crashes, cyber-attacks, and other causes of data loss. This solution bridges M365 Government plans (for organizations requiring higher security and compliance features hosted in a government-only cloud environment) and AWS GovCloud (US) (for US government and public sector customers to architect secure cloud environments that meet those strict security and compliance requirements).
Dropsuite's Chief Product Officer, Mark Kirstein says, "Our partners know Dropsuite's commitment to secure, quality backup products, and we have brought the same discipline and partner input to our GovCloud offering. We are thrilled to provide our MSP partners and their clients with this FedRAMP moderate compliant solution that boasts the same easy-to-use technology they already know and love."
Dropsuite’s GovCloud is built upon its award-winning backup and archiving technology used by over a million users. It provides essential features for most government organizations and contractors, including automated incremental backup, one-click data restore, and regulatory-compliant email archiving features. Managed Service Provider (MSP) partners can administer solutions for their clients from a single-pane-of-glass interface, allowing the implementation of custom retention rules, third-party auditor access roles, and internal user roles and permissions. Dropsuite’s easy-to-use platform has been named Gold Medalist in SoftwareReviews’ Email Backup Solutions Awards three years in a row.
Key benefits of using Dropsuite’s GovCloud solution:
Uphold FedRAMP moderate requirements and compliance.
Safeguard sensitive data in a separate and secure government-only cloud environment.
Ensure data preservation, integrity, security, traceability, searchability, scale, and cost-effectiveness.
Secure each record from being modified, overwritten, or deleted until the retention period has expired, including a click box that activates write-once-read-many (WORM) storage.
Swift setup enables users to run backups in a matter of minutes upon account creation.
Maintain peace of mind and know exactly what you are paying for with transparent, upfront pricing.
Dropsuite is an award-winning cloud software platform enabling businesses and organizations globally to easily backup, recover and protect their important business information. Dropsuite’s commitment to advanced, secure, and scalable cloud technologies keeps them at the forefront of the industry and makes them the preferred choice of leading IT Administrators and Managed Service Providers globally. https://dropsuite.com
PRnewswire | August 14, 2023
Steady, whose fintech platform helps more than 6 million workers nationwide to track and boost their income, today announced the launch of Steady Impact. As the social impact arm of the popular app, Steady Impact is already the leading administrator and data provider for cash assistance programs across the country, having distributed $115 million to more than 700,000 individuals through partnerships with city governments and community-based organizations.
"When we set out to launch our cash assistance program for San Diegans impacted by the pandemic, we knew that success would depend on a partner who not only had the technological capacity to deliver support to families in need, but also shared our mission of uplifting the community," said Khea Pollard, Director of Economic Mobility and Opportunity for Jewish Family Service of San Diego. "It's been clear from the beginning that Steady Impact believes deeply in that mission. Their unparalleled understanding of what it takes to build, maintain, and measure an effective cash assistance initiative is helping thousands of families across the region recover stronger."
Steady Impact has helped to develop and administer cash assistance programs in cities from Atlanta to Santa Fe to Baltimore, as well as innovative initiatives launched by community organizations and nonprofits like the Black Music Action Coalition's OnRamp. The company's technology is also used to help program leaders measure the impact of cash assistance on recipients' financial health, and Steady Impact works in partnership with the country's foremost coalitions and research organizations focused on the topic, including Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Guaranteed Income Research.
"A growing body of research suggests that cash assistance can be one of the most effective drivers of financial stability and economic mobility," said Adam Roseman, Co-Founder and President of Steady. "The launch of Steady Impact is not just recognition of work we've been doing for a long time. It's also a renewal of our commitment to leveraging technology to scale what works in the fight against endemic wealth and opportunity gaps."
Co-founded by Shaquille O'Neal, Steady launched in 2017 with the goal of harnessing the potential of emerging technology to alleviate poverty. The company now works with several state governments to streamline the administration of unemployment insurance, SNAP, Medicaid, and other safety net benefits for non-standard workers, who now make up an estimated one-third of the U.S. labor force.
"Steady's mission of making more people financially healthy is incredibly personal to me," said Shaquille O'Neal. "This is the next step in the company's efforts to make sure that everyone has the financial resources to support themselves and their families."
At Steady ,we make data work for the non-standard workforce (1099, gig, and contingent workers). We partner with governments and financial institutions to help their systems work better for the workers we serve. Our flagship 1099 verification of income solution, Income Passport, is promoting access, equity and program integrity across the US. By extracting insights from data on more than 1.5 billion enriched financial transactions and over 151 billion enriched deposits, we help streamline benefits administration, quantify earnings, expand access to credit, reduce fraud, and improve outcomes.