Guide to FedRAMP and Compliance

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Guide to FedRAMP and Compliance

Obtaining FedRAMP compliance could take months to complete. Part of the reason is because it’s an organization-wide endeavor, requiring many departments to be involved in building & maintaining security processes and protocols. This is why the cost of getting certified can easily reach upwards of $2 million USD.

GRC Software has become much more readily available for enterprise and SMB’s but, it’s not enough to have a tool. You need to have a deeper understanding of what FedRAMP is and how your company needs to function in order to obtain and stay compliant.

Download now to learn:

  • The 4 key milestones to the FedRAMP certification process
  • What’s the difference between between FedRAMP, FISMA, and NIST?
  • What are the FedRAMP Impact Levels?
  • Difference between Low, Moderate, and High control levels
  • Much more!

Key Factors to FedRAMP Compliance

Determine How Your Product Maps to FedRAMP

Perform a gap analysis to understand how your current services and environment align to the FedRAMP security requirements.

Organizational Commitment

FedRAMP authorization requires potential support from all areas of a company, including executive leadership,technical teams, architects, developers and admins. Having everyone in the organization committed to the authorization process is crucial to making things go as smoothly as possible.

Defining Boundary & Scope

An authorization boundary describes a cloud system’s internal components and connections to external services and systems. It accounts for the flow of all information and metadata through the system illustrating the CSP’s scope of control over the system. It is imperative that CSPs understand how to accurately describe and illustrate their cloud system’s authorization boundary to accurately complete the System Security Plan (SSP).

Continuous Program vs. Project

The initial authorization is a major milestone, but only represents a system’s risk at a single point in time. Security applies throughout the lifecycle of a system; cloud services must be continuously monitored and maintained to ensure the appropriate measures are in place.