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Srini Kakkera is Accela’s Chief Technology Officer, focused on overseeing critical engineering functions, technical platform strategy and management of development teams, hosting operations with embedded security and compliance. Srini is a seasoned industry veteran with an entreprenual background who has built and delivered world-class cloud products.

SaaS Means Security

SaaS Means Security Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions are touted for their affordability, their propensity to modernize and their adaptability to scale services quickly throughout an enterprise. Yet a virtue that’s often overlooked is the power of SaaS to safeguard critical systems and data. In government this is especially true. City and state IT systems often fall into the crosshairs of hackers, and with tight budgets and limited staff, cybersecurity efforts can be daunting for agencies. This is one reason why many state chief information officers are migrating their services into SaaS services, like Accela’s Civic Platform. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) reported in its 2017 State CIO Survey that more than 80 percent of CIOs said they had migrated, or were in the process of migrating, legacy applications to the cloud. A full 63 percent of these respondents observed significant gains in cybersecurity. Further,...
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How Customer Data is Secure in the Cloud

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and considering the number of data breaches that occured in 2017, this topic has never been more relevant or timely. As a solution provider to governments around the world, we see our customers’ dedication to protecting their communities and providing public services. The security of their data is critical to our mission as well, and we work everyday to ensure customer confidence around security and compliance. Accela has been in the business of providing governments with secure solutions for decades. We are a FISMA-NIST compliant solution provider, and fundamental to our solution offering in the cloud is a battle-tested, unwavering commitment to providing our customers with an enhanced security and compliance framework that meets the needs of highly-scalable, enterprise-class workloads. We cover the key areas of identity security, network security, system security, data and key security, monitoring, response, compliance and privacy. The above framework...
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