FedRAMP is a program created by the Federal government to help cloud service providers (CSPs) meet their information security requirements as defined by the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA). A similar but distinct program - StateRAMP - exists to give state and local governments visibility into the security practices of their vendors.

With a rise in global cybercrime and cloud-related breaches, FedRAMP/StateRAMP play a vital role in providing government organizations with secure cloud platforms and SaaS applications. FedRAMP authorization is legally required for CSPs and cloud-based software companies to work with Federal clients; meanwhile, StateRAMP certification is increasingly sought after by state and local governments.

As an ISO/IEC 17020:2012 accredited business, DataLock is able to perform the assessment you need to receive FedRAMP Authorization to Operate (ATO). With years of experience serving large federal agencies and private industry partners, we also provide expertise you can depend on for continual monitoring and advisory services.

Need to Know

In 2022...

  • 45% of businesses had experienced a cloud-based data breach or failed audit in the past 12 months
  • More than half of State and Local governments are storing mission-critical data in the cloud
  • 1 out of 5 data breaches were caused by a software supply chain compromise, including breaches in SaaS apps

Our FedRAMP/StateRAMP Compliance Services

  • Discovery and Gap Analysis – conduct a gap analysis for key security control families to understand your security posture; document any gaps, and develop recommendations customized for your systems. Brief executives and decision makers on findings.
  • FedRAMP Strategic Planning – develop a plan of actions and milestones (POA&M) to bring your technology environment into alignment with FedRAMP requirements; identify required tools, including scanning, monitoring and ticketing solutions.
  • Controls Implementation – implement technical controls and security tools identified during the discovery and planning phases. Develop FedRAMP compliant processes and provide process workshops for key personnel.
  • Official Assessment – review documentation and conduct interviews to understand your FedRAMP requirements ahead of your third-party assessment; conduct assessment, including testing for technical controls, penetration testing and inventory of required artifacts.
  • Submit Finalized Documentation – after a remediation and retesting period, finalize documentation, such as your security assessment report (SAR), Risk Exposure Table (RET) and penetration test results. Assist with submitting documentation to relevant agency contacts for review.
  • Continual Monitoring – fulfill your continuous monitoring requirements, including information system monitoring, incident reporting, audit log reviews and more; provide ongoing support, from vulnerability management to annual policy and procedure reviews.

FedRAMP/StateRAMP Compliance Benefits

  • Improved Compliance – our StateRAMP/FedRAMP readiness services help you to ensure compliance with federal and industry-specific cybersecurity standards. Gain the confidence of stakeholders, fulfill your period assessment requirements and avoid expensive fines.
  • Reduced Cybersecurity Risks – protect your revenue and bottom line over the long term by eliminating the biggest risks to your clients; continual monitoring and compliance will not only prepare you for the cyber threats of today, but the cyber threats of tomorrow.
  • Streamlined Processes – decrease process complexity by implementing a standard set of security controls and procedures that are approved by federal agencies. This reduces the time and resources required for your security program.
  • Cost Savings – reduce the cost required for finding gaps, preparing documentation and receiving authority to operate (ATO). With DataLock's expertise, your FedRAMP/StateRAMP compliance process will be accelerated.
  • Competitiveness – gain new opportunities to do business with federal organizations, government vendors and state/local governments. In the private sector, stand out from the competition by proving your compliance with rigorous government regulations.