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Achieving FedRAMP certification is no easy task. Lark Security provides FedRAMP readiness and advisory services – including the development and management of your FedRAMP SSP. The solution delivers an end-to-end engagement that gets you ready for a successful audit and engages the FedRAMP 3PAO for the final audit.
FedRAMP stands for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program – a government wide cybersecurity risk management program which delivers a standardized approach for the management of security authorizations for cloud services. This in turn allows the federal government to purchase cloud services from Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). FedRAMP uses the NIST SP 800-53 standard as the security baseline and is governed by the Joint Authorization Board (JAB). In order to sell to the Federal Government CSPs are required to comply with FedRAMP and produce a FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO). However, other CSPs who do not sell to the federal government are increasingly adopting this program as an effective methodology to implement security controls.
FedRAMP addresses the potential impact of a data breach across:
Confidentiality – Protects privacy and proprietary information
Availability – Ensures reliable and timely access to data
Integrity – Protects against the destruction and modification of data.
FedRAMP is made up of 4 impact levels and an organization’s applicable level is based on the impact that a security breach would have:
Low-Impact Software-as-a-Service (LI-SaaS) – a data breach on low-risk systems would have limited adverse impact
Low – a data breach would have limited adverse impact
Moderate – a data breach would have serious adverse impact
High – a data breach would have catastrophic adverse impact
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FedRAMP Initial Authorization Package Development
In order to achieve FedRAMP compliance, CSPs must first document and implement their FedRAMP Initial Authorization Package which includes the FedRAMP System Security Plan (SSP) and other additional attachments such as Information Security Policies and Procedures, Privacy Impact Assessment, Information System Contingency and Incident Response Plan.
Upon completion of this first step, the CSP may engage a FedRAMP 3PAO to develop and implement the FedRAMP Security Assessment Plan (SAP) before completing and issuing the FedRAMP Security Assessment Report (SAR).
Lark Security provides an end-to-end solution to achieving FedRAMP Certification.
Lark Security FedRAMP Experts will help you:
- Assesses the scope of the services delivered to the federal government and identify what needs to be protected.
- Conduct a FedRAMP Gap Assessment to meet your Cybersecurity Objectives.
- Provide Remediation Support to Address Gaps.
- Document and implement all requirements for your FedRAMP Initial Authorization Package
- Engage and collaborate with the FedRAMP 3PAO to get you certified!
Benefits of Adopting the FedRAMP Program
If you are a Cloud Service Provider, you face increased risk of being targeted by hackers. Adopting the FedRAMP cybersecurity risk management program has many benefits:
Increased credibility as a trustworthy organization (competitive advantage)
Reduced risk of data breaches and disruption to your business
Clear, actionable guidelines that focus specifically on security elements for CSPs
Maximized security with regular updates
Provides a way of managing security across your organization
Efficiently and effectively manage third-party risk
FedRAMP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is FedRAMP?
FedRAMP stands for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program – a government wide program which delivers a standardized approach for the management of security authorizations for cloud services.
What is FedRAMP Compliance?
FedRAMP compliance requires 2 processes. The first is to complete a FedRAMP System Security Plan (SSP) as part of the initial authorization package. Following the FedRAMP SSP, an organization must engage a FedRAMP 3PAO to complete the FedRAMP Security Assessment Plan (SAP) and the FedRAMP Security Assessment Report (SAR).
How hard is it to get FedRAMP certification?
Achieving FedRAMP certification is no easy task. Lark Security provides FedRAMP readiness and advisory services – including the development and management of your FedRAMP SSP. The solution delivers an end-to-end engagement that gets you ready for a successful FedRAMP audit.
Who does FedRAMP Apply to?
FedRAMP applies to Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) that sell to the Federal Government. However, other CSPs are adopting this program as an effective methodology to implement security controls.
What is a FedRAMP SSP?
FedRAMP System Security Plan (SSP) is part of the initial authorization package which must be completed before an organization can engage a FedRAMP 3PAO to complete the FedRAMP certification.
What is 3PAO FedRAMP?
FedRAMP Third-party Assessment Organizations (3PAOs) are approved auditors who perform the assessments of FedRAMP controls.
What is FedRAMP Marketplace?
The FedRAMP Marketplace is a database of FedRAMP Approved Auditors and Federal Cloud Service Providers.
How to begin SSP FedRAMP?
Start by scoping your environment and completing a risk assessment to identify the data that must be protected. Then identify which class your system falls under (low, moderate or high impact) and implement the necessary controls to complete the FedRAMP SSP. Lark Security provides FedRAMP readiness and advisory services – including the development and management of your FedRAMP SSP. The solution delivers an end-to-end engagement that gets you ready for a successful FedRAMP audit.
Who manages FedRAMP?
FedRAMP is governed by the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) – a consortium of Chief Information Officers from the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration.
About Lark Security
Lark Security is the leading provider of Cybersecurity Audit Readiness Solutions. The company is dedicated to helping organizations build, improve and manage resilient cybersecurity programs that guard sensitive data, comply with industry regulations and provide competitive advantage. Lark Security is recognized as a trusted and experienced advisor for audit readiness solutions to comply with HITRUST, PCI DSS, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, HIPAA, CMMC, ISO 27001, NIST and FedRAMP.
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