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Who needs to comply with FedRAMP?

 

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Who needs to comply with FedRAMP?

FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. It is the result of collaboration between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the General Services Administration (GSA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) was created to provide a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP applies to all federal agencies and their contractors that are using cloud services. It is also applicable to any cloud service offering (CSO) that holds federal data, such as cloud storage, cloud computing, and Software as a Service (SaaS). FedRAMP requires all cloud service providers to meet the federal government’s security requirements and be authorized by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). FedRAMP is a mandatory requirement for all federal agencies and their contractors that are using cloud services. It is designed to provide a consistent approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The program also provides a uniform set of security requirements for cloud service providers to ensure that all cloud products and services are secure and compliant with federal requirements. FedRAMP applies to all cloud services and products that are used by federal agencies and their contractors, regardless of the size or scope of the deployment. This includes cloud storage, cloud computing, Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Platform as a Service (PaaS). The program also applies to any cloud services offering (CSO) that holds federal data. FedRAMP is also applicable to any cloud service offering that is used to support federal agency missions and operations. This includes cloud services used to support mission-critical applications, such as email, web hosting, and data storage. Additionally, FedRAMP applies to any cloud services offering that holds or processes sensitive federal data, such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or Protected Health Information (PHI). In addition to the federal government, state and local governments are also required to comply with FedRAMP when using cloud services. This includes any cloud service offering that holds or processes sensitive state or local government data. Finally, FedRAMP applies to any cloud service offering that is used to support federal agency missions and operations. This includes cloud services used to support mission-critical applications, such as email, web hosting, and data storage. Additionally, FedRAMP applies to any cloud services offering that holds or processes sensitive federal data, such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or Protected Health Information (PHI). In summary, FedRAMP applies to all federal agencies and their contractors that are using cloud services. It is also applicable to any cloud service offering (CSO) that holds federal data, such as cloud storage, cloud computing, and Software as a Service (SaaS). Additionally, state and local governments are also required to comply with FedRAMP when using cloud services. Finally, FedRAMP applies to any cloud service offering that is used to support federal agency missions and operations. .



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