Partnering for Success in the Cloud: Ventech Solutions, CMS and AWS Public Sector Achieve Outstanding Results

November 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) partnered with Ventech Solutions and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector to successfully transform a traditional on-premise, waterfall-based computing infrastructure into a secure, DevSecOps cloud-based environment.

Kevin Froelke, AWS Principal Account Manager, talks with Steve Veneruso, Ventech Solutions, and Ken Howard, CMS, CCSQ, about their successful partnership.

CCSQ’s mission is to improve health care outcomes, beneficiary experience of care and population health while reducing health care costs. The center serves as the focal point for all quality, clinical and medical science issues, as well as surveys, certification and policies for the CMS programs. Over the past few years, CCSQ noticed that their on-premise computing infrastructure was becoming unsustainable to maintain—hardware maintenance and impractical patching waits were holding up the organization’s ability to progress.

Ventech Solutions, an AWS Advanced Tier Service Partner and long-time partner to CMS, came in to assist the center with a practical, long-term solution—transforming from their traditional infrastructure into a secure, DevSecOps cloud-based environment.

Ventech Solutions, AWS and CCSQ came together to develop a cloud architecture and cloud-centric governance model, establish goals, work through hurdles and establish new processes from the ground up.

“We were able to reach [out] to AWS to see what other developers are doing to validate our architecture and engineering, as well as our processes,” said Steve Veneruso, Ventech Solutions’ chief technology officer. “It was an excellent opportunity to get a roadmap of future technologies AWS is planning to add … so those developers could start layering in what their future releases would look like.”

CCSQ supports over 800,000 health care providers, making this transformation vital and providing a sense of urgency to the project. The transformation was completed on time and under budget—all while achieving dramatic improvements in user experience, operational efficiencies, development velocity and security posture.

“[Ventech Solutions] took the benefits of what the cloud offered us, the speed at which the cloud allowed us to adapt and took the opportunity to adjust and pilot and test and circle to improve our actual development processes, procedures, standards… and rewrote everything,” said Ken Howard, CMS, CCSQ director.

In the federal space, it is extremely rare for the government to publicly champion success stories with public/private partnerships. The Ventech Solutions team and our AWS partner have been honored by CCSQ leadership’s decision to publicly share their cloud migration success. Watch the video of this partnership success story.

Ventech Solutions Granted Patents for Valholla Methods

COLUMBUS, Ohio, November 9, 2022 – Ventech Solutions has been granted two patents for the method and systems offered in its Valholla solution.

Valholla, a Ventech Solutions product, is a development, security and operations (DevSecOps) and governance tool for enterprise visibility, control and intelligence. The solution leverages APIs to integrate with existing continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, so there’s no need to replace existing tools. With Valholla, Ventech Solutions clients can centrally control and manage information technology (IT) deployment automation, security and functional testing, as well as cloud cost optimization from a single interface.

“As a team, we are thrilled to announce the patents awarded to the methods that make up the Valholla solution,” said Steve Veneruso, chief technology officer at Ventech Solutions. “Valholla is a state-of-the-art tool that allows our clients to save time and resources, reduce costs, enhance security and eliminate manual steps and processes across the enterprise.”

Valholla ensures adherence to standards, streamlines deployment processes, consolidates data from numerous tools and intuitively presents the data in a user-friendly interface. This results in greater overall efficiencies and significantly reduces manually induced errors.

U.S. Patent Nos. 11438339 and 11436335 were granted on September 6, 2022, by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Method and system for neural network based data analytics in software security vulnerability testing Patent 11438339

A method and system for implementing AI based neural networks for data analytics in dynamic testing of security vulnerability of cloud-based enterprise software applications. The method comprises directing, to a software program under execution, a series of attack vectors; diagnosing an at least a first set of results associated with the software program under execution as comprising one of a security vulnerability and not a security vulnerability, the at least a first set of results produced based at least in part on the attack vectors; and training a machine learning neural network classifier in accordance with a supervised classification that identifies false positive vulnerability defects of the at least a first set of results to produce a trained classifier, the neural network classifier including an input and an output layers connected via at least one intermediate layer that is configured in accordance with an initial matrix of weights.

Method and system for synchronously generated security waiver interface
Patent 11436335

A method and system of rendering security events in execution of a software application in a communication network. The method comprises receiving, at a memory of the server computing device, a waiver parameter specification identifying at least one waiver parameter in association with at least one recipient client device of the plurality of client computing devices, the at least one waiver parameter based at least in part on an expected security event in the software application execution; during concurrent execution, in a processor of the server computing device, of object code of the software application, generating at least one waiver task automaton that monitors for the at least one waiver parameter; and generating, based on the monitoring, at a client interface of the at least one recipient communication device, a waiver notification interface in accordance with concurrent execution.

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