Public Safety Innovator Pursuing Authority to Operate (“ATO”)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 6, 2022--
Knightscope, Inc. [Nasdaq: KSCP], a developer of advanced physical security technologies focused on enhancing U.S. security operations, today announced that it has achieved the “In-Process” stage for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). FedRAMP is a government-wide program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government by providing a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.
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Knightscope Achieves U.S. Federal Government FedRAMP “In-Process” Rating (Photo: Business Wire)
Over the last 17 months, Knightscope’s cyber security team has been working tirelessly to build a secure, hardened environment to solely support U.S. Government clients. Knightscope successfully built, from the ground up, a strictly controlled version of Knightscope’s product offering. The secured environment was tested by a FedRAMP authorized Third Party Assessment Organization. Knightscope’s product was tested using the latest cyber technologies and it was found that the ASR itself was too secure to enter without the Company’s assistance. In light of these results, Knightscope has now been listed as a service provider and may commence discussions with government agencies about providing services to federal authorities.
"One of the key roles of government is to protect its citizens, so it is critical that we provide them with the most advanced public safety technologies available,” said Mercedes Soria, EVP and Chief Intelligence Officer, Knightscope, Inc. “The FedRAMP process is arduous, but we believe it is a great investment of time and resources as it ensures our cybersecurity efforts are top notch. I'm looking forward to continuing to build even more cutting-edge technology to support our mission to make America the safest country in the world."
Any organization with cloud-based services wishing to do business with the federal government must complete the FedRAMP process to obtain an Authority to Operate (“ATO”). At the time of this release, only 262 such ATOs have been issued and only 83 companies have reached the “In-Process” stage. The team’s solid work resulted in the acceptance of Knightscope’s service offering for a Government Law Enforcement Agency, and Knightscope is now listed on the FedRAMP Government Market Place.
Knightscope is an advanced security technology company based in Silicon Valley that builds fully autonomous security robots that deter, detect and report. Knightscope’s long-term ambition is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world. Learn more about us at www.knightscope.com. Follow Knightscope on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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Donna Loughlin Michaels, LMGPR, (408) 393-5575
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