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FedRAMP advisory and 3PAO Assessments

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Assessments

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 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.

Advisory

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.

Pathway to success

One size does not fit everyone. Your application and environment is unique. Rather than throw a large quote for services, we take the time to understand your needs and requirements, and then suggest a pathway that is affordable, and achievable.

FedRAMP experience by the numbers

30

FedRAMP assessment and advisory engagements completed

100%

Percentage of MPG FedRAMP customers that have achieved FedRAMP authorization

0

Number of findings in MPG's last 3PAO FedRAMP audit

What is FedRAMP?

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) provides standardization to cloud security for Cloud Service Providers (CSP). FedRAMP certification 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 a cloud service for required security compliance, coupled with the cost outlay for the official assessment, is a deterrent for many considering FedRAMP.

Our service offerings are centered on your needs, application, your current cybersecurity posture, and provide you a roadmap to achieving a FedRAMP ATO.

Advisory or assessment?

A challenge of attaining a FedRAMP ATO is understanding the terminology. One aspect of this challenge is the difference between an Advisory service vs. an Assessment service.

Advisory services help prepare you a formal assessment by a registered Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO). They're two distinct engagements that must be done by two separate companies. This restriction exists to prevent conflicts of interest.
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Why MindPoint Group for FedRAMP?

Not just auditors

We're cloud security professionals that have firsthand knowledge and understanding of the challenges of delivering could services to the Federal Government.

Long-term success

We're invested in your success, and we understand JAB and agency ATOs like no other firm.

Renewals

Return customers speak for themselves. In addition to a 100% success rate, we also routinely assist our FedRAMP customers with their required continuous monitoring plans year after year.
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