Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical FedRAMP Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any FedRAMP related project.
Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.
The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated FedRAMP specific requirements:
STEP 1: Get your bearings
- The latest quick edition of the FedRAMP Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.
Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…
- Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation
Then find your goals…
STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track
Featuring 972 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which FedRAMP improvements can be made.
Examples; 10 of the 972 standard requirements:
- IDS/IPS content matching can detect or block known malware attacks, virus signatures, and spam signatures, but are also subject to false positives. If the cloud provider provides IDS/IPS services, is there a documented exception process for allowing legitimate traffic that has content similar to malware attacks or spam?
- How do you know that a breach has occurred, how do you ensure that the CSP notifies you when a breach occurs, and who is responsible for managing the breach notification process (and costs associated with the process)?
- Having defined its strategy and target client base, the CSP must define the requirements for providing services to that client base. What specific regulatory or industry requirements are applicable?
- What are the frequently asked questions for CSPs who currently hold an organization Authorization to Operate (ATO) at the Moderate level, but wish to apply for an organization High Baseline Authorization?
- Does FedRAMP still assign Information System Security Officers (ISSOs) to each Cloud Service Provider (CSP) that is engaged in the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) provisional authorization process?
- Will SSAE 116 SOC I Type 2, ISO 27001 Certification and voluntary US-EU Safe Harbor Framework qualify in lieu of the SSAE 16 SOC II Type 2, FISMA Level 3, or FedRAMP CSP documentation described?
- Identify the different workloads and how they need to interact. Which models are appropriate based on their security and trust requirements and the systems they need to interface to?
- Question to cloud provider: What auditing logs, reports, alerts and notifications do you provide in order to monitor user access both for my needs and for the needs of my auditor?
- I referenced a document in my System Security Plan (SSP) but did not provide the referenced document because it contains proprietary or sensitive information. How will this affect a review?
- Question to cloud service provider: What auditing logs, reports, alerts and notifications do you provide in order to monitor user access both for my needs and for the needs of my auditor?
Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:
- The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the FedRAMP book in PDF containing 972 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…
Your FedRAMP self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:
- The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the FedRAMP Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which FedRAMP areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:
- Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
- Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough FedRAMP Self-Assessment
- Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
- Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:
STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy
The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage FedRAMP projects with the 62 implementation resources:
- 62 step-by-step FedRAMP Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 FedRAMP project requirements and success criteria:
Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:
- Initiating Process Group: Which Six Sigma DMAIC phase focuses on why and how defects and errors occur?
- Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: How to measure the achievement of the Immediate Objective?
- Responsibility Assignment Matrix: What Cost Control Tool Do Many Experts Say is Crucial to FedRAMP project Management?
- Activity Duration Estimates: Explain the make-or-buy process and how to perform the financial calculations involved in the process. What are the main types of contracts if you do decide to outsource?
- Roles and Responsibilities: Does the team have access to and ability to use data analysis tools?
- Procurement Audit: Are procedures established on how orders will be shipped?
- Team Member Performance Assessment: Are there any safeguards to prevent intentional or unintentional rating errors?
- Project Scope Statement: Has the format for tracking and monitoring schedules and costs been defined?
- Activity Duration Estimates: Briefly describe some key events in the history of FedRAMP project management. What FedRAMP project was the first to use modern FedRAMP project management?
- Team Directory: Who are your stakeholders (customers, sponsors, end users, team members)?
Step-by-step and complete FedRAMP Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.
1.0 Initiating Process Group:
- 1.1 FedRAMP project Charter
- 1.2 Stakeholder Register
- 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix
2.0 Planning Process Group:
- 2.1 FedRAMP project Management Plan
- 2.2 Scope Management Plan
- 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
- 2.4 Requirements Documentation
- 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
- 2.6 FedRAMP project Scope Statement
- 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
- 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
- 2.9 WBS Dictionary
- 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
- 2.11 Activity List
- 2.12 Activity Attributes
- 2.13 Milestone List
- 2.14 Network Diagram
- 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
- 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
- 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
- 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
- 2.19 FedRAMP project Schedule
- 2.20 Cost Management Plan
- 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
- 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
- 2.23 Cost Baseline
- 2.24 Quality Management Plan
- 2.25 Quality Metrics
- 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
- 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
- 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
- 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
- 2.30 Communications Management Plan
- 2.31 Risk Management Plan
- 2.32 Risk Register
- 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
- 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
- 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
- 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
- 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
- 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
- 2.39 Change Management Plan
3.0 Executing Process Group:
- 3.1 Team Member Status Report
- 3.2 Change Request
- 3.3 Change Log
- 3.4 Decision Log
- 3.5 Quality Audit
- 3.6 Team Directory
- 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
- 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
- 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
- 3.10 Issue Log
4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:
- 4.1 FedRAMP project Performance Report
- 4.2 Variance Analysis
- 4.3 Earned Value Status
- 4.4 Risk Audit
- 4.5 Contractor Status Report
- 4.6 Formal Acceptance
5.0 Closing Process Group:
- 5.1 Procurement Audit
- 5.2 Contract Close-Out
- 5.3 FedRAMP project or Phase Close-Out
- 5.4 Lessons Learned
With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any FedRAMP project with this in-depth FedRAMP Toolkit.
In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:
- Diagnose FedRAMP projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
- Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
- Integrate recent advances in FedRAMP and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines
Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.
Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, ‘What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?’
This Toolkit empowers people to do just that – whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc… – they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make FedRAMP investments work better.
This FedRAMP All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person:
Includes lifetime updates
Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.