FEDRamp - The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Home Cybersecurity Dictionary FEDRamp - The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program In 2012, FEDRamp began providing guidance to government and corporate organizations offering a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The core objectives are to reduce duplicity and increase efficiencies associated with security authorization processes and to reduce associated cost inefficiencies. During development, creators collaborated closely with several cloud security and industry experts both within the public, private and government industry sectors. This includes government entities such as GSA, NIST, DHS, DOD, NSA, OMB – and the Federal CIO Council, and numerous other key cloud and infrastructure professionals. There are three ways to be associated with the FedRAMP program: Be a Federal Agency which utilizes FedRAMP Be a Cloud Service Provider which becomes FedRAMP Security Authorized Be a Third-Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) for the FedRAMP Accredited Assessor Program. Related TermsTPRM - Third Party Risk ManagementNIST CSF - National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS BLOG November 07, 2017 GDPR Part 3: GDPR and the Information Security Program In this third and final part of the series, we’ll spend some time bringing GDPR and its various requirements back into the information security progra... See Details Read more about GDPR Part 3: GDPR and the Information Security Program BLOG October 25, 2017 GDPR Part 1: A Legal, IT, or Information Security Issue? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation affecting organizations that reside in the European Union (EU) or merely transmit EU... See Details Read more about GDPR Part 1: A Legal, IT, or Information Security Issue? How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.