When NASA decided to move to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment, the agency faced significant security challenges. In addition to providing a single, secure cloud platform for more than 200,000 pages of content and more than 100 applications, they needed to secure shared services for various departments and team members. Simultaneously, the solution needed to comply with federal regulations, including FedRAMP, FISMA, NIST, as well as NASA Policy. “NASA wanted to take a bold, but secure leap to the cloud to gain benefits across the entire organization,” said Mariam Es-Haq, Co-Founder and Vice President of the MindPoint Group.
With NASA’s 1,500 public-facing websites, 2,000 diverse intranets and extranets, and live streams of rocket launches and other major events, they needed a solution to provide protection in a scalable, public environment. “NASA has a very elastic environment, with both traffic and application surges. To ensure the AWS environment was always protected, they needed a security solution that provided visibility into threats across their IT landscape,” said Daniel Shepherd, Director, Engineering and Innovation at MindPoint Group.