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Coalfire, a leading FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO), provides expert-led services spanning security control assessments, vulnerability scans, and pen testing to help you successfully expand into federal markets.

Successfully navigate the FedRAMP assessment process

The path to FedRAMP authorization includes a technically rigorous and high-scrutiny assessment process. Our experts have helped hundreds of cloud service providers (CSPs) attain a FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) as a leading 3PAO in the industry.

FedRAMP assessment solutions

Through our structured assessment methodology, we provide a clear timeline for specific authorization milestones – enabling your organization to accurately forecast when authorization will be achieved. Our approach to helping you navigate the journey to FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) comprises three activity groups: readiness, initial, and annual assessment.

FedRAMP readiness
  • An in-depth review of the authorization boundary to ensure all external services, interconnections, and data flows are represented
  • Validation of Federal mandates and requirements as well as defining capability information within the readiness assessment report (RAR) template
  • A detailed executive summary highlighting notable strengths and weaknesses, control implementations, and maturity of the information system
FedRAMP initial assessment
  • Security assessment plan (SAP) that captures how we will perform the assessment and when key milestones will be completed
  • Technical interviews to validate control implementations
  • Identification of any risks through manual control testing, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing
  • A comprehensive security assessment report (SAR) detailing any risks identified, how they impact the information system, and what remediation activities are needed to reduce risk
  • Support throughout the sponsor and PMO package review process to provide clarity on testing activity, remediation activities, and insights on gaps noted from the reviewer
FedRAMP annual assessment
  • Assistance with preparation for the annual assessment prior to the ATO deadline
  • Continuous monitoring for any FedRAMP-authorized product
  • Assessment of one-third of your security controls plus any additional controls required by the FedRAMP Program Management Office or Agency Sponsor
  • All testing activities that were covered within the initial assessment are performed (manual control testing, vulnerability scanning, and penetration testing)
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Take the first step toward authorization

Our team performs the following services and then documents results in the Security Assessment Report, and then stands shoulder to shoulder with you as we submit and present your package to the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB), Program Management Office (PMO), or sponsoring agency to obtain your ATO.

  • Manual security controls assessment against NIST SP 800-53 (scope dependent on system impact level and control inheritance)
  • Vulnerability scanning (of all operating systems, network devices, databases, and web applications)
  • Penetration testing, including the 6 required attack vectors, such as mobile, external, and tenant attack vectors.
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Additional federal assessments:

The following assessments can be performed in tandem with FedRAMP assessments or as individual assessments.

Department of Defense Risk Management Framework (DoD RMF)

Our DoD RMF certification and accreditation service assesses your information systems to DoD RMF standards in pursuit of a DoD Agency Authority to Operate (ATO). Our DoD RMF experts help you:

  • Gain a unified view of your organization’s cyber risk and vulnerabilities.
  • Gauge the potential impact of risk-based decision-making on the mission.
  • Reduce time spent obtaining DoD and other federal agency authorizations with reciprocal acceptance.
  • Proactively build security into systems, increasing the likelihood of executing future projects on time and on budget.
  • Enhance efficiency through information assurance control inheritance and reuse.

Meet FISMA authorization needs with our cost-competitive assessment and advisory services.

  • FISMA assessment
    Assess, test, and review your information systems with our in-depth testing and assessment capabilities.
  • FISMA advisory
    Build security into your IT deployments with our technology consulting services

Our ITAR and EAR advisory and assessment services help you navigate the cybersecurity aspect of the export control compliance process.

  • Export control cybersecurity advisory
    Leverage our expert advisors for support with scoping, gap analysis, implementation of security controls and contract obligations, and documentation development.
  • Export control cybersecurity assessment
    Assess security controls and contract obligation compliance and ensure continuous compliance monitoring.
NIST SP 800-171

We provide advisory and assessment services designed to help you navigate the compliance process for the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) cybersecurity contract obligations.

  • NIST SP 800-171 advisory Leverage our expert advisors for support with scoping, gap analysis, and implementation of security controls, contract obligations, and documentation development.
  • NIST SP 800-171 assessment Assess security controls and contract obligation compliance and ensure continuous compliance monitoring.
Drug Enforcement Administration’s Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (DEA EPCS)

Every two years, providers and pharmacies must undergo a third-party audit of their electronic prescription or pharmacy management applications to achieve DEA EPCS certification. Rely on our auditing program for your EPCS assessment and certification:

  • Education – Get the guidance you need to meet federal requirements before deploying your electronic prescription or pharmacy management application.
  • Gap analysis – Identify application deficiencies and receive remediation recommendations.
  • Auditing services – Assess and certify the application’s access controls, proofing services, evidence management, system confidentiality and integrity, and physical security
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What can you expect from our FedRAMP assessment services?

Proven track record

We have completed more than 110 FedRAMP assessments for CSPs to date.

Unmatched portfolio

Our comprehensive FedRAMP portfolio – which is backed by the industry's most tenured audit and advisory team – spans business case development to ongoing management.

Deep expertise

We know the process and best practices and understand FedRAMP requirements and the interpretation of controls.

Cloud security experience

Our teams are highly experienced and well versed in NIST 800-53 and DoD requirements and how they relate to commercial cloud environments.

Compliance Essentials platform

By coordinating assessments across more than 50 compliance frameworks, you can eliminate duplicate activities and maintain a state of continuous compliance with Compliance Essentials.

Respected industry leaders

We’ve been an active contributor to the 3PAO Special Interest Group, key Project Management Office initiatives, and the ACT-IAC FedRAMP working group since FedRAMP’s inception.

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