FedRAMP Compliance & Certification Services for Federal Contractors

8 Ways FLANK Can Help You Become FedRAMP Certified

FedRAMP certification “can” be a time-consuming, expensive, and grueling undertaking.  Luckily, FLANK offers a comprehensive set of services and solutions for helping federal contractors become FedRAMP certified – quickly, comprehensively, and cost-effectively. Contact us today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

8 Ways FLANK Can Help You Become FedRAMP Certified

#1 – We’ll Perform a FedRAMP Scoping & Readiness Assessment
#2 – We’ll Develop all your FedRAMP Policies and Procedures
#3 – We’ll Author your FedRAMP System Security Plan (SSP)
#4 – We’ll Help You Choose the Right Security Tools & Solutions
#5 – We’ll Find You the Best FedRAMP Auditor at the Best Price
#6 – We’ll Manage the Entire FedRAMP Process, from Beginning to End
#7 – We’ll Perform a “Dry Run” Audit prior to the Actual FedRAMP Assessment
#8 – We’ll Monitor Your FedRAMP Environment Throughout the Year

#1 – We’ll Perform a FedRAMP Scoping & Readiness Assessment

Whether you’re just looking to become FedRAMP Ready, JAB authorization, or any other type of assessment with FedRAMP, it’s vital to start the process with a FedRAMP Scoping & Readiness Assessment. Just some of the questions that come to mind for organizations new to FedRAMP are the following:

(1). What’s the scope for FedRAMP?
(2). What policies and procedures do we need to have in place?
(3). What security tools are required and can you recommend best practices and vendors?
(4). How do we actually author the monstrous, 500 + page System Security Plan (SSP)?
(5). What items do we tackle first in terms of remediation, and can you assist with prioritizing such activities?

Benefits of FLANK’s FedRAMP Scoping & Readiness Assessment:

  • Identifying critical scoping issues at the onset in terms of business processes.
  • Identifying control gaps requiring remediation, then putting in place a plan-of-action for correcting control deficiencies.
  • Expert recommendations on vendor tools and solutions for meeting compliance.
  • Having a well-qualified, independent, and objective third-party assessing your controls prior to an actual FedRAMP auditor assessing your environment.

FLANK offers FedRAMP Scoping & Readiness Assessments as fixed-fees, so contact us today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

#2 – We’ll Develop all your FedRAMP Policies and Procedures

Let’s be crystal clear on one specific topic when it comes to FedRAMP – You need to develop a large number of information security policies and procedures – no getting around this. FedRAMP is based on the actual NIST SP 800-53 controls, a monstrous framework that’s only getting bigger, which in turn, means that FedRAMP compliance will only become more stringent. Do you have well-written information security policies and procedures in place, those covering the essential control family requirements as put forth by FedRAMP? Like most federal contractors, if your answer is NO, FLANK can assist.

Benefits of FLANK’s FedRAMP Information Security Policies and Procedures Writing Services:

  • Information security policy templates developed exclusively by FLANK, and that map directly to the FedRAMP reporting requirements.
  • Years of experience authoring FedRAMP information security policies and procedures.
  • Rapid turnaround for all of our work.
  • Offered as a fixed-fee, no hidden costs or surprises when using FLANK for critical information security policy writing for FedRAMP.

#3 – We’ll Author your FedRAMP System Security Plan (SSP)

Writing a System Security Plan (SSP) is a strict requirement for FedRAMP certification, yet it’s also an incredibly demanding, time-consuming, and tiring process. Luckily, FLANK can save you dozens of hours and internal costs by letting us author your SSP. We’ve been working in the federal compliance arena for close to two decades, and if we’ve learned one thing along the way, it’s how to write an SSP the “right” way. A well-written SSP requires a great amount of detail, clearly described answers to various control requirements, and so much more. And we have a proven process for obtaining the necessary information from your organization that’s highly efficient and cost-effective.

Benefits of hiring FLANK to write your FedRAMP SSP include the following:

  • We’ve authored literally hundreds of SSP plans over the years.
  • We understand the exact language that needs to be inserted for ensuring a high-quality SSP.
  • Our SSP writing process is quick, efficient, yet extremely comprehensive.
  • Offered at a fixed-fee rate, with no hidden costs whatsoever.
  • SSP expertise with DFARS, CMMC, FISMA, and also FedRAMP.

#4 – We’ll Help You Choose the Right Security Tools & Solutions

Obtaining FedRAMP certification ultimately requires a large number of security tools and solutions to be in place. For example, you’ll need to invest in the following:

  • Vulnerability scanning tool solution
  • File Integrity Monitoring
  • Data Loss Prevention
  • Two-Factor/Multi-Factor Authentication
  • System Monitoring Solutions
  • And more

FLANK can help identify the very best tools – at the right price – for your organization. Choosing the wrong security tools can be a costly expense, especially if you overpaid, and they don’t provide the solutions needed. Don’t make that mistake. With vast expertise working with Azure and AWS – and Google GCP – we know the tools you need to have in place.

#5 – We’ll Find You the Best FedRAMP Auditor at the Best Price

Fees for FedRAMP certification can be extremely expensive – no question about it – all the more reason for allowing FLANK the opportunity to develop an RFP for finding an auditor. Choosing the wrong FedRAMP auditor can literally be a mistake to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars, and more. FLANK knows the FedRAMP marketplace very well when it comes to all the major players. This means we’ll find not only the best auditor for your organization, but the best auditor at the best price. Now, that’s a win-win for your organization.

Benefits of hiring FLANK for finding a FedRAMP Auditing Firm for your Organization:

  • With dozens of FedRAMP auditors available, FLANK can cut through the noise, finding you the best auditing firm at the best price.
  • We offer a proven RFP process that gets you the answers needed for finding that very best auditor to fit your needs.
  • Because choosing the wrong auditor can cost you not only time and money, but a significant delay in becoming FedRAMP certified.

#6 – We’ll Manage the Entire FedRAMP Process, from Beginning to End

As trusted FedRAMP advisers, we understand the entire FedRAMP process from beginning to end. Whatever the ultimate goal is for your organization, from FedRAMP Ready to JAB, and more, FLANK can assist. We also work side by side with many of the top FedRAMP auditing firms. As such, FLANK can be your go-to firm for everything related to FedRAMP, from performing a scoping & readiness assessment, remediating critical documentation and technical control gaps, along with finding the best FedRAMP auditor at the best price through FLANK’s proven RFP process. Hey, time is money, and with FedRAMP, FLANK can save you both. Contact us today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about our proven services and solutions for federal contractors.

Benefits of Hiring FLANK to Manage Your Entire FedRAMP Process:

  • Proven firm with years of federal experience in working with the NIST 800 standard.
  • Offering a host of services and solutions that many other firms cannot.
  • Acting as that all-important, independent, third-party when compared to the auditing firm that performs the actual assessment (this is important!)

#7 – We’ll Perform a “Dry Run” Audit prior to the Actual FedRAMP Assessment

Nobody likes surprises – at least not in the world of regulatory compliance – all the more reason to ensure your controls are functioning as required PRIOR to the FedRAMP auditors arriving for the actual assessment. The solution? Let FLANK perform a FedRAMP “Dry Run” against the actual framework controls – a quick and easy process for giving you piece of mind before the assessment actually begins.

Benefits of Hiring FLANK to Perform a “Dry Run”:

  • Provides confidence to know that all controls are functioning properly, with no audit surprises from the FedRAMP auditors.
  • A quick-and-easy process that helps ensure a smooth and successful audit with the actual FedRAMP auditors.

#8 – We’ll Monitor Your FedRAMP Environment Throughout the Year

It’s important to remember that once FedRAMP certification is achieved, maintaining one’s controls for continued compliance is essential. The concept of “continuous monitoring” is well-known in the world of regulatory compliance, and it most certainly applies to FedRAMP. Remember something important; monitoring controls is a constant process, not a one-and-done scenario – because of this, you need to find a proven consultant for helping with this critically important task.

FedRAMP Experts – Talk to FLANK Today

FedRAMP certification has grown rapidly in recent years as more and more federal contractors offering services to federal agencies are doing so through cloud applications. The time and cost commitments associated with FedRAMP can be staggering indeed, and its why federal contractors seeking FedRAMP certification need to find a proven, trusted provider for assisting with the entire FedRAMP lifecycle. From FedRAMP scoping & readiness assessments to policy writing – and more – FLANK can assist, so contact us today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

Disclaimer: FLANK provides a wide-range of FedRAMP services federal contractors, however, we are not an actual FedRAMP auditor, which is by choice, as we prefer to assist such contractors with a full lifecycle of consulting and advisory services to FedRAMP, rather than limiting services to that of an official audit firm. This provides the necessary independence needed to offer all of our FedRAMP support services.

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