The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program - FedRAMP - is the culmination of cybersecurity and cloud computing initiatives from the likes of GSA, NIST, DHS, DOD, NSA, OMB, along with numerous private sector entities. Moreover, the assessment process itself requires Cloud Service Providers wishing to provide cloud based services for Federal agencies to undertake the following:
- Use the baseline controls and accompanying FedRAMP requirements as designed.
- Directly apply or work with a sponsoring agency to submit an offering for FedRAMP authorization.
- Hire a Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) to perform an independent system assessment.
- Create and submit authorization packages as required for FedRAMP.
- Provide continuous monitoring reports and updates to FedRAMP.
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Specifically, CSPs must implement the FedRAMP security requirements on their respective environment along with hiring a FedRAMP approved third party assessment organization (3PAO) for performing an actual independent assessment audit on the CSP’s cloud environment, along with issuing a report on findings. Remember that FedRAMP requires compliance with NIST SP 800-53, "Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations", along with other supporting controls. You can learn more by viewing the FedRAMP Controls "Quick Guide" as published by the U.S. General Services Administration (www.gsa.gov)
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