Compliance is a competitive advantage.

Meeting requirements can set your organization apart from others bidding for contracts. Skoda Minotti’s experienced professionals work in a range of industries; we guide you through the process of understanding various government compliance standards, and we offer the tools to help you implement controls. Plus, we can provide third-party validation that assures vendors, clients and prospects that your firm is secure.

FedRAMP Analysis and Validation. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.

FedRAMP goals:

  • Accelerate the adoption of secure cloud solutions through reuse of assessments and authorizations
  • Increase confidence in security of cloud solutions
  • Achieve consistent security authorizations using a baseline set of agreed upon standards to be used for cloud product approval in or outside of FedRAMP
  • Ensure consistent application of existing security practice
  • Increase confidence in security assessments
  • Increase automation and near real-time data for continuous monitoring

Benefits of FedRAMP analysis and validation:

  • Increase re-use of existing security assessments across agencies
  • Save significant cost, time, and resources—“do once, use many times”
  • Improve real-time security visibility
  • Provide a uniform approach to risk-based management
  • Enhance transparency between government and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs)
  • Improve the trustworthiness, reliability, consistency, and quality of the federal security authorization 

FedRAMP authorizes cloud systems in a three step process:

  1. Security Assessment: The security assessment process uses a standardized set of requirements in accordance with FISMA using a baseline set of NIST 800-53 controls to grant security authorizations.
  2. Leveraging and Authorization: Federal agencies view security authorization packages in the FedRAMP repository and leverage the security authorization packages to grant a security authorization at their own agency.
  3. Ongoing Assessment and Authorization: Once an authorization is granted, ongoing assessment and authorization activities must be completed to maintain the security authorization.

Skoda Minotti can help your organization obtain FedRAMP validation.

NIST 800-53 Services. The NIST 800-53 standard encompasses the controls that support FedRAMP and the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).

FISMA Implementation. Establish security levels required of contractors that provide goods and services to the federal government. FISMA outlines minimum security requirements for information and information systems. It includes guidance for selecting, assessing, authorizing and monitoring information controls. 

Why Skoda Minotti Risk Advisory Services? We’re a full-service advisory firm with niche practice experience—and we are easy to work with. Our creative, talented professionals are committed to implementing the latest technology to build efficiencies. With more than 30 years of proven history in our field, we bring time-tested solutions and the latest innovations to your company. We also engage auditors with certifications such as CISSP, CISA, CISM, QSA, CIA, in addition to our on-site CPAs, in order to complete your company’s audit.

  • Proven customer service
  • High-quality deliverables
  • Driven to meet project deadlines and expectations
  • Reasonably priced

Questions? Contact Ben Osbrach and he’d be glad to help.

Ben Osbrach, CISSP / CISA / QSA