Is FedRAMP Mandatory?

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Cybersecurity is all over the news. With the SolarWinds and Colonial Pipelines hack, we’ve learned the hard way that critical infrastructure is something we cannot take for granted. That’s why it is so important that IT providers understand why compliance frameworks like FedRAMP are necessary.

Is FedRAMP compliance mandatory? Yes. If you provide cloud services to a federal agency, you must earn your FedRAMP ATO. However, instead of seeing this as another hoop to jump through, take the time to better understand why this is so critical for national security and how it can be a huge benefit to your company overall.

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Is CMMC Compatible with FedRAMP Certification?

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Any IT or cloud provider working with the government needs to show that they are secured against data breach or theft. As the SolarWinds hack has demonstrated, our interconnected technology systems are under attack from outside entities who want to gain access to critical civil, military, and industrial data and undermine our security. That’s why frameworks like FedRAMP and CMMC exist. 

But do these frameworks play well together? As of right now, there isn’t a clear 1-to-1 relationship between the two. But some similarities between the two could help cloud service providers who want to work with defense agencies prepare their systems for CMMC compliance if they currently have FedRAMP certification. 

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