All cloud products sold to law enforcement must comply with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy. Unfortunately, a recent study showed that half of law enforcement officials have no knowledge or are not familiar with CJIS rules and requirements. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conducted the study and to help has issued a report, “Guiding Principles on Cloud Computing in Law Enforcement.”
GPN reached out to Paul Rosenzweig, senior advisor to the Washington, D.C.-based Chertoff Group, who offers his views on the topic. Michael Chertoff is one of the founders of the firm and is a former secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
Below are Paul Rosenzweig’s views.
GPN: If a cloud-based system is CJIS-compliant, does that give local governments some security protection, or does it ensure good performance?