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FedRAMP Roadmap

FedRAMP Roadmap

At Cyber Defense Advisors, our FedRAMP Roadmap service offers a comprehensive blueprint to navigate the complexities of achieving FedRAMP certification. Tailored to guide cloud service providers (CSPs) through each phase of the certification process, our service provides invaluable guidance, established timelines, and thought leadership to ensure a smooth journey toward compliance.

Our Step-by-Step Approach

Preparation Phase:

  1. Understand FedRAMP Requirements: We start by ensuring you have a thorough understanding of all FedRAMP standards, guidelines, and security controls.
  2. Gap Analysis: Our team conducts a detailed assessment of your current security posture against FedRAMP requirements to identify any gaps.
  3. Select Third-Party Assessment Organization (3PAO): We assist you in choosing a qualified 3PAO for the independent security assessment.
  4. Develop System Security Plan (SSP): Together, we document how your cloud service meets FedRAMP requirements.
  5. Implement Required Security Controls: Our experts guide you in addressing identified gaps by implementing the necessary security controls.

Documentation Phase:

  1. Policies and Procedures: We help develop and document policies and procedures that comply with FedRAMP standards.
  2. Security Assessment Plan (SAP): Our team crafts a plan detailing the testing of security controls.
  3. Contingency Plan: We collaborate to create a robust plan for emergency or disaster response.

Assessment Phase:

  1. Conduct Security Assessment: The chosen 3PAO assesses the implementation of your security controls.
  2. Security Assessment Report (SAR): We guide you through understanding the 3PAO’s report, which details the findings from the security assessment.
  3. Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M): Together, we develop a plan to address any deficiencies identified in the SAR.

Authorization Phase:

  1. Agency Authorization (ATO): We support you in obtaining an Authority to Operate from a federal agency, confirming compliance.
  2. Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Review: Alternatively, we can help you seek a provisional ATO from the JAB.

Post-Authorization Phase:

  1. Continuous Monitoring: Our team sets up continuous monitoring practices to ensure sustained FedRAMP compliance.
  2. Regular Reporting: We assist in providing periodic reports to the authorizing agency and the FedRAMP PMO.
  3. Annual Assessment: We prepare you for annual assessments by the 3PAO to verify ongoing compliance.

Maintenance and Evolution:

  1. Update Security Controls and Documentation: We ensure your security controls and documentation are regularly updated to reflect any environmental or requirement changes.
  2. Respond to Changes in FedRAMP Policy: Our experts keep you informed and ready to adapt to any changes in FedRAMP guidelines or policies.

Why Choose Cyber Defense Advisors?

With Cyber Defense Advisors, you gain access to a team of experts dedicated to guiding you through the FedRAMP certification process. Our roadmap is designed to demystify FedRAMP compliance, providing clear guidance and support at every step of the way.

Ready to Start Your Journey to FedRAMP Compliance?

Contact us today to learn more about our FedRAMP Roadmap service and how Cyber Defense Advisors can facilitate your organization’s path to FedRAMP compliance.

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