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Homeland Security Consultants, a FedRAMP 3PAO unveils details of FedRAMP Security Assessments
Aug 23, 2013 (09:08 AM EDT)


WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Homeland Security Consultants, an accredited FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) issues new Pre-Assessment service to aid Cloud Service Providers (CSP) in achieving FedRAMP Authorization.

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Each Cloud Service Provider requiring FedRAMP Authorization has unique factors pertaining to the adherence of mandatory security requirements. 3PAOs provide standard processes for conducting FedRAMP Security Assessments; the gap in this process is the need to review the CSPs trouble spots before the actual Security Assessment takes place.

"We have been in contact with many CSPs, and the major concern that arises is the need to have the FedRAMP Security Assessment conducted once," says Sean Cope, Chief Financial Officer of Homeland Security Consultants. "No one is looking to go through the FedRAMP Authorization process only to fail due to details discovered during the security assessment that could have been addressed ahead of time. Homeland Security Consultants FedRAMP Pre-Assessment services gives the CSP a chance to identify potential pitfalls ahead of the actual security assessment. The CSP has time to supply a proper remediation strategy to fix show-stopping issues before the formal FedRAMP Security Assessment."

Homeland Security Consultants is the first 3PAO to break out all the components of the FedRAMP Security Assessment into individual, customizable Pre-Assessment packages based on the needs of the CSP. The CSP is able to individually or comprehensively select Pre-Assessment packages that fit their objectives.

Homeland Security Consultants FedRAMP Pre-Assessment services consist of three major Security Assessment categories: Documentation Review, Security Engineering Review, and Security Operations Review. Documentation Review focuses on required FedRAMP security artifacts and verifies that sufficient levels of detail exist. Security Engineering Review provides visibility into the CSP's architecture, verifying that sufficient security requirements and technical implementations are built into the Cloud Offering. Security Operations Review focuses on the CSP's configurations of implemented technologies to verify that sufficient cyber-security measures are in place to protect the Cloud Offering and to determine whether adequate business processes are in place to resolve an active cyber-security event. All Homeland Security Consultants FedRAMP Pre-Assessment packages leverage FedRAMP Security requirements and corresponding security test cases.

Each FedRAMP Pre-Assessment category is broken down further into individual FedRAMP Security Assessment activities, such as System Security Plan Review, Security Requirements Analysis, and Database Security Testing. Homeland Security Consultants Pre-Assessment services provides a low cost solution for CSPs that want a preview of what to expect during an official FedRAMP Security Assessment. For more information about Homeland Security Consultants FedRAMP Pre-Assessment Services, please visit http://homelandsecurityconsultants.net/fedramp-3pao/fedramp-pre-assessment for more information.

About Homeland Security Consultants, LLC
Homeland Security Consultants, LLC, located in Washington DC, is an accredited FedRAMP 3PAO with a core focus on providing information assurance and cyber-security services to financial, government, and commercial organizations, on a national and international scale. Homeland Security Consultants is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Concern (SDVO SBC). Our members are recognized for providing innovated cyber-security solutions to address industry needs. Our mission is to safeguard industry from new and emerging cyberspace threats. For more information, please visit http://www.homelandsecurityconsultants.net. For more information regarding Homeland Security Consultants FedRAMP related services, please visit http://homelandsecurityconsultants.net/fedramp-3pao/

Media Contact: Sean Cope, Homeland Security Consultants, LLC, (202) 681-8245, sean.cope@homelandsecurityconsultants.net

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