The General Services Administration has denied a senator’s request to review documents Zoom submitted to approve its software for use in the federal government.
The rejection came in response to a letter from Democratic Senator Ron Wyden to the GSA in May expressing concern that the agency had cleared Zoom for federal use just weeks prior to discovering a major vulnerability in the app.
Wyden said the discovery of the bug raises “serious questions about the quality of FedRAMP exams.”
Zoom was approved for government operations in April 2019 after receiving its FedRAMP authorization, a program operated by the GSA that ensures cloud services meet a standardized set of security requirements that put the service above some of the most common To protect against threats. Without this approval, federal agencies cannot use cloud products or technologies that are not approved.
Months later, Zoom was forced to patch its Mac app for a security vulnerability …