Office 365 clears another important security clearance, recently signing the CJIS Security Addendum with California! This means that government customers in California, such as City of San Diego, City of San Jose, City of Oakland, San Mateo County and more can have their respective law force agencies use Office 365 and comply with CJIS.
The FBI Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Security Policy is part of a push to ensure that cloud solutions being adopted by government agencies, including law enforcement, are following a set of unique requirements to ensure quality control as more state and local governments look to centralize and adopt cloud solutions. The CJIS Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation operates systems that provide levels of law enforcement ranging from state, local and federal law enforcement and criminal justice agencies access to sensitive data critical to their operations, including personal information such as fingerprint records, criminal histories and sex offender registrations. The CJIS Security Addendum for cloud services providers (CSPs) means that the CSP agrees to comply with FBI security policies.
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