What is StateRAMP and How Does it Affect Businesses?

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Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) are quickly filling the gap for the computing and storage needs of government agencies. Both Federal and State governments are turning to enterprise-level tools, technologies, and practices to better manage citizen data and modernize critical infrastructure and services. They do this, naturally, by handling private citizen data that requires protecting, which means that cloud providers need to adhere to critical security standards like StateRAMP. 

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What is FedRAMP Ready and Why is it Important for Cloud Service Providers

Cloud service providers (CSPs) working with Federal agencies must undertake the process of FedRAMP certification. To better facilitate that process, the government and FedRAMP governing bodies have developed several tools and programs to help them accomplish this. One of these, introduced in the last 5 years, is the FedRAMP Accelerated program and the FedRAMP Ready designation.

Learn more about the FedRAMP ready path, how it can help your organization achieve full ATO, and the important role that 3PAOs play in the process. 

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What is NIST Special Publication 800-53 and Why is it Important for FedRAMP Certification?


Cloud providers and Managed Service Providers are increasingly looking to expand their potential client base and instill trust with their existing partners. One way they do this is through meeting compliance audits and standards in areas like healthcare and government (like FedRAMP or HIPAA), and the more stringent and comprehensive the better. That’s why many cloud providers look to federal compliance and contract work.

FedRAMP compliance, required for cloud providers in the federal space, isn’t an easy standard to meet. It requires working closely with an authorized security partner and meeting the exacting security IT control standards outlined in NIST Special Publication 800-53. 

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