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FedRAMP Compliance

Comprehensive services to navigate the FedRAMP compliance process

Companies seeking to become government-authorized cloud computing service providers must understand the security controls and privacy requirements that apply to their services and data before the controls can be implemented. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) improves the security maturity of cloud-based solutions, and is important for government authorization as a cloud service provider (CSP).

RSM can help your organization establish FedRAMP compliance, a critical step in providing cloud services to governmental entities. The FedRAMP assessment process is initiated by an agency or CSP, beginning a security authorization using FedRAMP requirements. These requirements are Federal Information Security Management Act-compliant and based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology  800-53 standards.

CSPs implement the FedRAMP requirements within their environment and hire a FedRAMP-approved third-party assessment organization (3PAO) to perform an independent readiness assessment or full assessment to audit the cloud system and provide a security assessment package for review. This process is where your organization can leverage RSM’s knowledge and experience to evaluate your services and security environment.

The FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) or agency can review the security assessment package based on a prioritized approach and may grant a provisional authorization. Federal agencies can leverage CSP authorization packages for review when granting an agency authority to operate (ATO), saving time and money.

By identifying and establishing the right security controls for your cloud computing services, RSM can help your organization ensure your cloud services meet FedRAMP requirements.