NIST 800-53 Rev 5 and FedRAMP: What’s Happening in Federal Cloud Compliance?

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FedRAMP is a relatively stable framework. Built on NIST Special Publication 800-53, the requirements that Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are clear and straightforward, depending on their services. NIST SP 800-53 is subject to revision, however, and the most recent version (Revision 5) was finally published in September of 2020. This revision signals changes that could impact providers under FedRAMP authorization. 

Here, we’ll cover NIST 800-53 and how it relates to FedRAMP, as well as some of the information we currently have regarding the new revision and how FedRAMP adoption might roll out. 


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What Your MSP Should Know About HIPAA Compliance

The complexity of healthcare service demands robust technical infrastructure. Advances in patient treatment, research, diagnostic tools and even predictive analytics and AI have pushed technologies available to healthcare providers, which means that these organizations turn to expert providers to give them new tools and features to revolutionize their patient care models. This increased reliance on Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) or a Managed Service Providers (MSP) means that these organizations must rely on HIPAA-compliant technologies, which means counting on HIPAA-compliant vendors to provide them.

Here, we discuss why HIPAA compliance is so important to MSPs, and why MSPs must not only be compliant but work with security experts and compliant partners as part of their operations.

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