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If you are a cloud service provider you are undoubtedly seeking FedRAMP certification. You may have already guessed that between the preparation costs to get ready for a FedRAMP audit as well as the 3PAO to audit and certify your CSP offering, the expenses really begin piling up.

For 3PAO services that reduce costs and leverages the number one ranked FedRAMP audit software platform, call +1 (888) 896-7580  to get started.

What are the traditional costs to be FedRAMP certified?

According to FedRAMP.gov, the total median cost for a mid-range CSP was $2,250,000 to achieve a FedRAMP authorization. This splits pretty cleanly with about 50% of that being on engineering costs and 50% on the process itself. Additionally, about $1,000,000 a year maintaining an acceptable risk posture through Continuous Monitoring.

Just the facts ...

We think that these costs shut out most businesses. You need to expand your business' cloud services into government markets while minimizing performance and operational risks. Accomplish this with our industry-leading, innovative, and cost effective FedRAMP 3PAO services.

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Lazarus Alliance provides FedRAMP 3PAO advisory and assessment services for public, private, community, and hybrid cloud service offerings, including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Cost Reductions

We work smarter not harder to drive down your costs by giving you access to ITAM, the industries number one ranked FedRAMP-ready SaaS GRC audit software solution.

We invented ITAM in real-world FedRAMP audits and through years of experience working with our clients for our clients not against them with scope-creep and annual price hikes.

Proactive not Reactive

We work with our FedRAMP clients proactively throughout the year to help prevent threats to your FedRAMP compliance program.

With the time and expense required to remain FedRAMP certified, you don't want to risk a compliance exposure that would drive up your costs and invalidate your valuable certification.

Start to Finish in Record Time

Our proven FedRAMP 3PAO assessment approach and technology dramatically improves the completion process. We average a huge 46% reduction in the traditional assessment time due to the dedicated ITAM SaaS portal you have 24/7 access allowing everyone to get-in-and-get-out quickly.

Start working smarter not harder today ...

The FedRAMP 3PAO professionals at Lazarus Alliance are completely committed to you and your business’ FedRAMP compliance success. Regardless of whether you represent the private sector or the public sector, we stand ready to partner with your organizations.

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Even more valuable information ...

What is the FedRAMP Ecosystem?

FedRAMP streamlines federal agencies’ ability to make use of cloud service provider platforms and offerings. FedRAMP provides three paths for CSPs to obtain compliant authorization after undergoing a third-party independent security assessment.

A CSP can be a commercial or government entity that has a cloud offering or service. The CSP is responsible for implementing FedRAMP security controls, hiring an independent third party assessor to perform initial and annual assessments, creating and maintaining its authorization, and complying with continuous monitoring requirements. Commercial CSPs must select an accredited 3PAO like Lazarus Alliance.
 
FedRAMP requires all CSPs to prepare their own System Security Plan (SSP). The SSP is the main document in which the CSP describes all the security controls in use on the information system and their implementation. In this onerous report are extensive details focused on System Description, Roles and Responsibilities, Hardware, Software, and Network inventories, and boundary and architecture, network, and data flow diagrams are propagated across Contingency Plans, Configuration Management Plans, and other documentation. A 3PAO cannot do this for a CSP and also assess the CSP as their 3PAO. This would be an extreme conflict of interest!
 
A major advantage to working with Lazarus Alliance as your 3PAO is we provide to you at no cost the ITAM FedRAMP SSP module from Continuum GRC. This makes everything easy and sustainable. As your 3PAO, we would be able to reduce time and expenses by leveraging the power of ITAM and your SSP.

FedRAMP Compliance Timeline

This illustration shows the process and notional timeframe to achieve either a JAB Provisional or Agency ATO. The time frame is dependent on CSP readiness and ability to respond to comments throughout each of the stages. Continuous monitoring activities commence once authorization is achieved.

Comprehensive FedRAMP Compliance Audit Services

Once a company has made the decision to enlist a third party to provide FedRAMP compliance audit services, they want assurances that those services will be provided timely, accurately and securely. A FedRAMP compliance audit shows your commitment to maintaining a sound control environment that protects your client’s data and confidential information.

You gain many strategic business advantages by offering market differentiation and leadership showing others credible evidence of good practice. In addition to risk avoidance, a Lazarus Alliance FedRAMP compliance audit will demonstrate due diligence in the event of legal action or matters of business insurability.

Many organizations will find that the work to obtain authorization is nothing like any other compliance assessment that they have ever done before. The body of work is based on NIST Special Publication 800-53 for low, moderate and high impact systems, along with additional special controls.

Comprehensive Cybervisor™ Assessment Services

On-board your cloud system with the industry’s most proactive and innovative third-party assessment organization (3PAO). Rely on our industry-leading Cybervisors™ who know the technical rigor and scrutiny you can expect during FedRAMP assessments.

Readiness Assessment

The objective of this initial assessment is to ensure your solution is ready for the FedRAMP process and can quickly proceed through the ATO process in the designated timeframe.

3PAO Assessment

Lazarus Alliance conducts official 3PAO assessments for systems seeking an Agency-sponsored, CSP-supplied, or JAB Provisional Authority to Operate (ATO). We also provide client assessments against the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) additional security control requirements for impact levels 2, 4, 5. and 6.

Customized Cybervisor™ Services

Many organizations look to FedRAMP specialists who can aid in assessment components such as writing detailed documentation, aligning policies to regulations, and guiding engineering decisions about system boundaries. We provide perfectly aligned FedRAMP Cybervisor™ services to our clients..

Business Justification Review

If you are wondering whether the FedRAMP certification is right for your organization, the Lazarus Alliance FedRAMP Cybervisors™ will provide your decision-makers with a clear picture of program costs, timelines, and internal resource demands to facilitate an informed decision about pursuing FedRAMP certification. Get insights into information security program improvements, technology and process updates along with architectural changes required to achieve FedRAMP certification informing the decision-making process.

FedRAMP Compliance Review

Lazarus Alliance FedRAMP Cybervisors™ will conduct several days of analysis and review, and then advise project stakeholders about key steps in the process such as the identification and verification of the system authorization boundary, a gap analysis and technical review of the FedRAMP high value controls, analyzing and determine the status of applicable policies and procedures, assessing the vulnerability scanning and penetration testing program applicability, and then establishing your FedRAMP Accreditation roadmap.

Full Cybervisor™ Support

The Lazarus Alliance FedRAMP Cybervisors™ will assist your organization align to the applicable steps of the FedRAMP process, enabling you to choose the level of support you need. Working closely with your team as your 3PAO, we provide you with access to the IT Audit Machine's (ITAM) dashboard and assessment modules to track process milestones, timelines, and risk ratings to complete the required FedRAMP documentation package.

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It’s Complicated!

Applicable FedRAMP, FISMA and NIST Audit Laws

  • Computer Fraud and Abuse Act [PL 99-474, 18 USC 1030]
  • E-Authentication Guidance for Federal Agencies [OMB M-04-04]
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002 [Title III, PL 107-347]
  • Freedom of Information Act As Amended in 2002 [PL 104-232, 5 USC 552]
  • Guidance on Inter-Agency Sharing of Personal Data . Protecting Personal Privacy [OMB M-01-05]
  • Homeland Security Presidential Directive-7, Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection [HSPD-7]
  • Internal Control Systems [OMB Circular A-123]
  • Management of Federal Information Resources [OMB Circular A-130]
  • Management.s Responsibility for Internal Control [OMB Circular A-123, Revised 12/21/2004]
  • Privacy Act of 1974 as amended [5 USC 552a]
  • Protection of Sensitive Agency Information [OMB M-06-16]
  • Records Management by Federal Agencies [44 USC 31]
  • Responsibilities for the Maintenance of Records About Individuals by Federal Agencies [OMB Circular A-108, as amended]
  • Security of Federal Automated Information Systems [OMB Circular A-130, Appendix III]
  • Applicable Standards and Guidance

Applicable FedRAMP, FISMA and NIST Audit Standards

  • A NIST Definition of Cloud Computing [NIST SP 800-145]
  • Computer Security Incident Handling Guide [NIST SP 800.61, Revision 1]
  • Contingency Planning Guide for Federal Information Systems [NIST SP 800-34, Revision 1]
  • Engineering Principles for Information Technology Security (A Baseline for Achieving Security) [NIST SP 800-27, Revision A]
  • Guide for Assessing the Security Controls in Federal Information Systems [NIST SP 800-53A]
  • Guide for Developing Security Plans for Federal Information Systems [NIST SP 800-18, Revision 1]
  • Guide for Developing the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Life Cycle Approach [NIST SP 800-37, Revision 1]
  • Guide for Mapping Types of Information and Information Systems to Security Categories [NISP SP 800-60, Revision 1]
  • Guide for Security-Focused Configuration Management of Information Systems [NIST SP 800-128]
  • Information Security Continuous Monitoring for Federal Information Systems and Organizations [NIST SP 800-137]
  • Minimum Security Requirements for Federal Information and Information Systems [FIPS Publication 200]
  • Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors [FIPS Publication 201-1]
  • Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems [NIST SP 800-53, Revision 4]
  • Risk Management Guide for Information Technology Systems [NIST SP 800-30]
  • Security Considerations in the System Development Life Cycle [NIST SP 800-64, Revision 2]

We Have What It Takes!

Lazarus Alliance is an A2LA ISO/IEC 17020 accredited organization certification number 3822.01.

We want to be your partner and FedRAMP compliance audit assessor of choice! For additional information please contact us using the form or by calling +1 (888) 896-7580 today.