What are Impact Levels in StateRAMP Compliance?

StateRAMP Impact Levels Featured

As Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) work with State agencies, many of them are undergoing StateRAMP certification. Fortunately, StateRAMP is much like FedRAMP in that it follows several of the same guidelines, requirements, and process structures.

Here, we’ll break down one of the basic aspects of StateRAMP Impact Levels. The StateRAMP Impact level directly relates to the security required from an agency, and the kinds of controls that a CSP must implement. 

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FedRAMP or FISMA – What’s the Difference

FedRAMP and FISMA

Government compliance standards can seem like a veritable alphabet soup. Making matters worse, many of them, like FedRAMP and FISMA seem to overlap, and many organizations aren’t sure which rules are mandatory to do business. With the rise of cloud computing, there has been an increased emphasis within the government to transition to commercial cloud services. It is mandated within the government to move to cloud-based services if they are available to meet the mission need of the federal agency.

Two standards that seem to cause the most questions are FISMA and FedRAMP.

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