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Security & certifications

Blackboard has a longstanding and strong commitment to provide secure products and services to our clients, including supporting infrastructure and product certifications based on DIACAP, FISMA, SOC2 and SSAE16.


Blackboard entered into a strategic partnership in 2016 for IBM to manage Blackboard’s datacenters and cloud infrastructure. This partnership includes worldwide IT Operations, Security Operations Center (SOC) and threat intelligence services.

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AWS GovCloud

As of April 2017, Blackboard Learn is available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US), an isolated AWS region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud. This marks a critical step forward in our journey to full Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) accreditation, further helping the our customers support their U.S. government compliance requirements.

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Blackboard has partnered with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to sponsor an agency-based FedRAMP Moderate ATO for Learn SaaS and Collaborate SaaSWe are currently in the process of working through the FedRAMP requirements to bring these applications in compliance with the new standards.

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Blackboard has achieved DIACAP (DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process) certification in 2011 and was recertified in 2014.

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