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Cloud service providers (CSPs) looking to obtain a FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) face a technically rigorous and higher scrutiny assessment process than most organizations are used to experiencing. That’s why FedRAMP is often referred to as a “high bar” for security in the cloud.

Successfully navigate the FedRAMP assessment process

The FedRAMP assessment includes:

Each of these are documented in the security assessment report (SAR), which is provided to the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) or sponsoring agency to make a decision regarding issuance of an ATO.

If you want to serve Department of Defense (DoD) clients, you must meet the DoD Cloud Security Requirements Guide (SRG) for the designated impact level. This is an additional service that can be done in parallel with a FedRAMP assessment for a moderate impact level system or higher.

A FedRAMP assessment is more rigorous than a FISMA assessment as illustrated by the additional control and control enhancements that must be implemented and assessed.

Impact system level

FISMA assessment based on
NIST 800-53 Rev 4

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Why choose Coalfire for your FedRAMP assessment?

  • We have helped more CSPs attain a FedRAMP ATO than any other 3PAO in the industry – having completed more than 90 assessments for CSPs.
  • Our FedRAMP advisory team has consulted and prepared more than 200 clients for FedRAMP audits.
  • We know the process and best practices and understand FedRAMP requirements and the JAB’s interpretation of controls.
  • Our teams are highly experienced and well versed in NIST 800-53 and Department of Defense requirements and how they relate to commercial cloud environments.

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