Not Using Automation
The FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO) has been working with the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Technology Transformation Services (TTS) arm to automate many security authorization processes. Utilizing an all-in-one compliance automation platform, such as A-SCEND, can help streamline the entire audit process.
Overlooking Control Inheritance
Utilizing FedRAMP-approved infrastructure and providers within your product can knock out many steps to further streamline the process. Organizations that utilize FedRAMP-approved providers such as AWS or Azure won’t have to spend as much time on control implementation and more.
Not Allocating Enough Time or Resources
FedRAMP and other federal compliance regulations are the backbones of our nation’s cybersecurity posture. These processes are designed for effectiveness, not speed. Even if you’ve achieved other certifications, view them as stepping-stones and assume you will have many gaps to fill for FedRAMP security standards. With the right planning, compliance can be obtained efficiently with minimal stress.