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Will FedRAMP Accelerated Save CSPs Money?

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In September, the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO) published an article, which addressed the costs associated with going through FedRAMP. The price came out to an average cost of $3,250,000. This cost includes work hours and component costs for engineering the system, developing system documentation, the 3PAO assessment of the system, FedRAMP JAB review and annual continuous monitoring. The article ...

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Fear, Stress and Chaos: What Does the 3PAO Want From Me?

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FedRAMP can be challenging. All the paperwork, monitoring and logging has the potential to break even the most cohesive cloud service provider (CSP). And when preparing for a 3PAO assessment, numerous stressful questions often arise: What can a CSP do to prepare for the assessment? What information will the 3PAO request? Will the 3PAO provide a questionnaire detailing the artifacts ...

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The Questionable FedRAMP Ready Program

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On March 28, 2016, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Program Management Office (PMO) introduced the revamping of FedRAMP Ready to include a FedRAMP Readiness Capabilities Assessment. The goal of the updated FedRAMP Ready process is to allow cloud service providers (CSP) to demonstrate security capabilities through an assessment by an accredited Third Party Assessment organization (3PAO), rather ...

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