FedRAMP and 3PAO Services

MindPoint Group provides both 3PAO and advisory services to help cloud service providers work with the US Federal Government. As an approved 3rd Party Assessment Organization, MindPoint Group conducts initial and annual assessments. Alternatively, if you already have a 3PAO, MindPoint Group can also provide FedRAMP advisement with gap assessments, GRC Services, Policy and Procedure templates and FedRAMP Ready programs.

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FedRAMP and 3PAO Serivces

To Work With the Federal Government, Achieving FedRAMP Recognition is the Law

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) provides standardization to cloud security for Cloud Service Providers (CSP). FedRAMP recognition is required to sell cloud services to the US Federal and many state and local governments. Of course, the process of attaining a FedRAMP ATO is neither fast nor simple. The investment in re-engineering your cloud service for required security compliance, coupled with the cost outlay for the official assessment, is a deterrent for many companies considering FedRAMP. The payoff for your organization however is usually worth it.
As a recognized FedRAMP 3PAO, MPG's service offerings are centered on your needs, your application, your current cybersecurity posture, and designed to provide you a roadmap to achieving a FedRAMP ATO. You can utilize MPG as either your advisors or your 3rd Party Assessment Organization(3PAO), the choice is yours.

FedRAMP Services Overview

Multiple offerings to help you achieve FedRAMP Authorization.

Pathway to success

MPG has a proven suite of offerings to fit your needs no matter where you are on your FedRAMP journey. We offer advisory services to help prepare your organization for a FedRAMP 3PAO assessment, or the 3PAO assessment itself.


Ensure your authorization

Future results may not be guaranteed, but to date, 100% of MPG FedRAMP advisory customers have achieved FedRAMP Authorization. In addition to our success rate, we also routinely assist our FedRAMP customers with their required continuous monitoring plans year after year.


Long-term success

We’re not just auditors, we’re cloud security professionals who understand firsthand the challenges of bringing in new technologies to the Federal Government. Because of our specialization in cybersecurity and our connections directly in the field, our experience and knowledge enable us to accelerate your FedRAMP recognition and maintenance.

Understanding FedRAMP terminology

FedRAMP Advisory vs. FedRAMP Assessment: Which do I need?

A challenge of attaining a FedRAMP ATO is understanding the terminology. One aspect of this challenge is the difference between Advisory vs. Assessment services. They're two distinct engagements that must be done by two separate companies. This restriction exists to prevent conflicts of interest.

FedRAMP Advisory

An advisory service is one in which your contractor works closely with your business and teams to help you prepare for a formal audit and 3PAO assessment. Assessment services, whether they are a part of a Critical Controls Assessment, or a 3PAO Assessment, consist of analyzing, auditing, and then testing the selected controls and determining compliance to the appropriate controls, all the while providing guidance designed to help you improve your audit preparedness.

End-to-end consulting...

If you're new to FedRAMP, and have not gone through similar compliance processes before, we excel at partnering with organizations like yours to ensure FedRAMP success.
  • Gap Assessment
  • FedRAMP Managed Services
  • FedRAMP Managed Continuous Monitoring Services

Or you just need a little help.

When you have a well-run and mature cybersecurity organization, you likely just need a helping hand and the ability to reach out to experts on-demand for advice and documentation review.
  • Critical Controls Assessment
  • Policy and Procedure Templates
  • Advisory Counselor
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Steps to attain FedRAMP Compliance or Authorization

FedRAMP Assessments

FedRAMP ATO submission requires official 3PAO Assessment services. Assessments are formal documentation and testing procedures that follow a strict routine set out by the FedRAMP PMO to prove and validate your organization’s compliance with the requirements.
Your advisory firm must be different than the company you hire to do the formal assessment, and vice versa. This restriction exists to prevent conflicts of interest.

Ready for your 3PAO assessment?

Elect to start with a gap assessment just to be sure you're ready, or dive right into the FedRAMP 3PAO assessment. Next, follow it up with your ongoing annual assessments with our continuous monitoring offering.
  • Gap Assessment
  • FedRAMP Assessment
  • FedRAMP Continuous Monitoring Assessments

Want to be sure before you start the formal process?

If it has been some time since your FedRAMP advisory engagement, or you've elected to go it on your own, we can help.
  • Critical Controls Assessment
  • FedRAMP Assessment
  • FedRAMP Managed Continuous Monitoring Services
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FedRAMP 3PAO pathways
Features Overview

FedRAMP Engagement Features

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Select your Own Pathway

MPG FedRAMP services offerings are designed to offer you the assistance you need where you need it most.  
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Deep FedRAMP Understanding

We're cybersecurity experts, not just FedRAMP experts. This helps us craft the best approach for your organization, and help you implement a long-term winning strategy. We're invested in your success, and we understand JAB and agency ATOs like no other firm.
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Documented Mitigations

FedRAMP engagements include thorough documentation about findings, and our expert recommendations on mitigations.

The MPG FedRAMP Difference

We're not your average FedRAMP consultancy. We come alongside your teams, and work closely to ensure your success.

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