Government agencies come under attack every day; both domestic and foreign threats are always lurking, looking for a crack in defenses to steal data. Security of an enterprise system, especially a large or complicated one, can resultantly seem daunting, particularly in light of how many new threats and exploits are created each month. Agency staff has to be ready for that battle any day, at any time, on top of balancing the other tasks at hand.
GovDataHosting offers Security Compliance as a Service (SECaaS), managed government information assurance for systems categorized as low, moderate, or high risk, guided by NIST Special Publication 800-53 Revision 4, Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations. This all-inclusive service covers full Assessment & Authorization (A&A) compliance documentation, system hardening, vulnerability scanning, continuous monitoring, edge perimeter defense, identity management, log aggregation/analysis, Plan of Actions and Milestones (POAM) vulnerability tracking and audit/assessment support services. Not only does your organization reap the benefits of cost savings but heightened efficiency by having your security performed in an integrated manner from the same provider as your other services.
Take the struggle out of preparing your system for A&A and achieving an Authorization to Operate by allowing a High Impact certified cloud service provider to guide your agency through the process. Our managed security compliance service handles all required compliance activities, allowing our customers to remain focused on their mission objectives.
Assessment And Authorization Expedited
GovDataHosting has an impeccable record for assisting agencies and vendors in obtaining a full Authority to Operate (ATO) for their systems. As a managed security service provider, we prepare full documentation for the initial Assessment and Authorization (A&A) package, which generally includes:
- System Security Plan (SSP)
- System Categorization
- System Boundary Diagram
- Network Diagram and Dataflow
- Risk Assessment
- Configuration Management Plan (CMP)
- Incident Response Plan
- Contingency Plan
- Agency-Specific Documentation
- Vulnerability Scans and POAM
Continuous Monitoring Capabilities
Our managed government information assurance services allow our customers to identify and respond to new vulnerabilities, evolving threats, and changes in the operational environment, a critical component to maintaining the ATO.
- Full compliance with NIST and FedRAMP Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) requirements
- Continuous monitoring of the required security controls
- Increased visibility into the security of cloud-hosted assets and data
- Improved evaluation and control of changes to information systems
- Awareness of applicable threat, vulnerabilities, and zero-day exploits
Ongoing monitoring is the best way to ensure the chosen security controls are effective against new exploits that would otherwise put their organization at risk.