- Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service): eGlobalTech
- Website: http://www.eGlobalTech.com
- Company size (employees): 100 to 499
- Country: United States
- Type of solution: Service
- Approximate number of users worldwide: 80,000 HHS employees and millions of HHS customers
In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:
• eGT's team demonstrated leadership in cloud cybersecurity and risk management with the innovative solutions provided to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS has now become the leading federal agency in the civilian sector in cloud computing authorizations and implementation. These cloud services support more than 80,000 HHS employees. eGT's cybersecurity work also supports HHS' mission-critical activities, such as performing the security reviews of the cloud infrastructure, which supported 6.4 million applications for health insurance through HealthCare.gov.
• eGT's works with HHS to document, formalize, and implement a consistent cloud cybersecurity authorization process department-wide and was recognized by the FedRAMP PMO as the gold standard for federal agencies.
• eGT's support enabled HHS to stay ahead of the curve of federal mandates in adopting cloud computing and furthering the agency’s IT infrastructure modernization efforts.
eGT’s Cloud Security Team’s (CST) work on the ESPS contract is one of the main reasons why Health and Human Services (HHS) is the leading civilian agency in authorizing and utilizing cloud services. HHS implements more than 30 cloud systems and is the original authorizing agency for 8 cloud service providers, including Salesforce, Cisco, IBM, Adobe, and AWS.
The CST’s cybersecurity expertise enables HHS to make confident, risk-based authorization decisions. Our CST supports department-level cybersecurity assessments of cloud systems and on-going monitoring of these systems.
Faced with the need to formalize their cloud security process across all 11 operating divisions, HHS turned to the eGT CST to develop department-wide policies, processes, and standard operating procedures. The CST then worked across all operating divisions to roll out policies and procedures by hosting a FedRAMP Open House (accessible in-person and virtually), providing cloud security training events, and facilitating a Cloud Security Working Group, which features cybersecurity personnel from each HHS operating division.
The FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO) at the General Services Administration (GSA) held up HHS and the CST as the gold-standard for implementing FedRAMP processes. HHS and the eGT CST presented at the FedRAMP PMO’s Agency Day on the topic of HHS’ process for FedRAMP and cloud security. HHS was also asked to provide input for the Agency Guide for FedRAMP Authorizations.
eGT’s support has allowed HHS to remain at the forefront of federal cloud initiatives and cloud adoption. eGT’s cloud security team was responsible for the security reviews, resulting in the authorization of collaboration tools from Cisco and Adobe. The CST also performed assessments of CSPs which will enable HHS to move applications to the cloud, such as Salesforce and AWS.