Have you or your business found yourself in need of some expert assistance navigating the FedRAMP accreditation process? If so, you are not alone and the challenges and expense associated with accreditation are seemingly endless. In 2002, the Federal government implemented the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and the IT world has never been the same. In 2011, Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) was established to provide a risk management framework for Cloud Computing resources. While both FISMA and FedRAMP are both based on similar guidance documents and philosophies, the roads to accreditation are vastly different. Here are some facts:
Compliance is mandatory. No FedRAMP ATO, no business. Failure to gain the FedRAMP seal of approval means your company will be ineligible to do business with the federal government.
Compliance is not cheap. On average, Cloud Service Providers (CSP’s) spend $2.25 Million Dollars to get ready and submit their application. And there’s no guarantee that you will get all the way to the coveted Authority to Operate (ATO).
The number one reason identified for failure to obtain accreditation is “poor quality” accreditation package creation. Yes, if your documentation is inaccurate, incomplete or is generally deemed “unacceptable” you have to go back to the back of the line and start all over again.
There’s a lot at stake, so getting it right the first time is extremely important. Here’s how CyForce can help. We’d like to introduce you to Acceleramp!