NIST 800-53 is the key to passing your FedRAMP audit on the first try
FedRAMP is heavily rooted in NIST 800-53. Without NIST, you can’t achieve FedRAMP.
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What is FedRAMP?
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is the framework used by the US government to ensure the security of cloud products and services. Companies hoping to provide cloud-based services to federal agencies must meet the stringent requirements of FedRAMP, which are largely based on NIST 800-53 standards.
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Want to know more about the connection between NIST 800-53 and FedRAMP? Wondering if you need to consider either one? Read on for answers to all your questions.
What is FedRAMP?
FedRAMP stands for Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. It is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.
Is FedRAMP mandatory?
Yes, FedRAMP is mandatory for all executive agency cloud deployments and service models at the Low, Moderate, and High risk impact levels.
What are the benefits of FedRAMP compliance?
There are many benefits to FedRAMP compliance, including:
- Increased security for cloud-based systems
- Reduced risk of data breaches
- Increased confidence in cloud providers
- Improved compliance with government regulations
What are the steps to achieve FedRAMP compliance?
The steps to achieve FedRAMP compliance vary depending on the cloud service provider and the impact level of the system. However, the general steps include:
- Compiling initial FedRAMP documents
- Conducting a FIPS 199 assessment
- Completing a 3PAO readiness assessment
- Creating a Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M)
- Following the agency or JAB process for authorization
- Maintaining continuous monitoring
What is the difference between FedRAMP Ready and FedRAMP Authorized?
FedRAMP Ready systems have completed the initial steps of the FedRAMP process, but they have not yet been authorized to operate in the federal government. FedRAMP Authorized systems have completed the entire FedRAMP process and have been granted an Authority to Operate (ATO).
How much does it cost to achieve FedRAMP compliance?
The cost of achieving FedRAMP compliance varies depending on the cloud service provider, the impact level of the system, and the scope of the assessment. However, it is typically a significant, 6 figure investment.
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