For a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) the federal market holds a tremendous amount of potential. With a compound annual growth rate of 34% and demand forecasted to reach $3.2 billion by 2017 (according to Deltek) the market is very attractive; however, it is not without challenges.
CSPs interested in serving federal organizations must meet rigorous government mandated security requirements as part of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). To ensure CSPs meet these standards they must be audited by a Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) before they can receive Provisional Authorization to Operate (ATO) and start providing cloud services to federal customers.
Selecting an experienced and proven 3PAO is critical to gaining an ATO in an efficient and timely manner. That is why so many CSPs turn to SecureInfo to assist in preparing for FedRAMP or to conduct a formal 3PAO audit.
As an accredited 3PAO organization, SecureInfo helps CSPs navigate and streamline the FedRAMP process all the way through to gaining an ATO. We help CSPs get to market faster based on our:
Expertise - Experts in the dozens of laws, mandates, circulars, standards and guidelines that relate to FedRAMP and other security standards.
Experience – 20 years of experience providing cybersecurity assessments and validations for the government and CSPs.
Execution – SecureInfo guides CSPs through the most streamlined and cost-effective path to obtain an ATO.
SecureInfo helps CSPs accelerate their time to the federal market by providing services that increase awareness, ensure preparedness, and support a successful assessment.
SecureInfo can serve as an independent assessor or as a trusted advisor to help CSPs meet FedRAMP requirements and shorten the authorization timeline.
SecureInfo’s FedRAMP services help:
"FedRAMP enables the U.S. Federal government to realize the benefits of cloud computing faster through a single certification process. Microsoft continues to work closely with SecureInfo as a key subject matter expert in cloud computing security. As a 3PAO, SecureInfo can independently certify how Microsoft's cloud computing solutions effectively safeguard our mutual federal customers and demonstrate compliance to FedRAMP requirements."
Mark Williams, Chief Security Officer for Microsoft Federal