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


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

FedRAMP Ready Questions

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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Surviving the FedRAMP After-Party

FedRAMP After Party

For cloud service providers, achieving FedRAMP accreditation is a major event worth celebrating. After navigating a sea of documentation, digging deep into your systems and hammering out the details of your security and privacy policies and procedures, you finally have what you need to do business with the federal government. It’s time to kick back and relax, right? Not quite. ...

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