As a pure cyber security provider, MindPoint Group has extensive security controls assessment and audit experience that we will leverage while providing highly technical and thorough FedRAMP audit readiness and assessment services.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 08, 2015
MindPoint Group, LLC, today announced that the company has been granted Accredited Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) status under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). This accreditation as a 3PAO authorizes MindPoint Group to conduct security audits on cloud service providers seeking federal contracts.
To gain accreditation by the FedRAMP PMO, MindPoint Group was assessed by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) which performs a rigorous evaluation of technical competence as well as organizational compliance to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020. MindPoint Group completed the external assessment conducted by A2LA with zero findings, which is extremely rare for an initial assessment.
Now accredited, MindPoint Group will leverage its industry leading expertise in government security requirements and control baselines, as well as a detailed understanding of both the audit readiness and assessment processes required for FedRAMP, to guide clients through the arduous process of becoming FedRAMP accredited. MindPoint Group’s FedRAMP Services will focus on two functional areas; FedRAMP readiness consulting and 3PAO assessments.
“We are elated to receive our accredited 3PAO status. As a pure cyber security provider, MindPoint Group has extensive security controls assessment and audit experience. We will leverage this experience while providing highly technical and thorough FedRAMP audit readiness and assessment services that ensure consistency and quality of service.”
--Matt Shepherd, Vice President, Information Security and Privacy
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About MindPoint Group, LLC
At MindPoint Group, we specialist in one thing: IT Security. Period. Our singular focus and reputation as cyber security experts have earned us roles as trusted advisors to key government and industry decision makers where we provide broad perspective on today’s security challenges, early insight into tomorrow’s threats, and engineer innovative security solutions. Our dedication to innovation and service delivery has most recently earned us recognition as a NASA Honor Award recipient for securely bringing NASA into the cloud.
FedRAMP is the government’s first program to provide a standardized approach for conducting required security assessments of cloud service providers offering services to federal agencies. The program aims to facilitate and accelerate secure cloud adoption by providing defined security authorizations. All cloud service providers seeking to offer services to the Federal government are required to be assessed by a 3PAO.