Security Assessment and Authorization

Security Assessment and Authorization

With a strong foundation in Security Assessment & Authorization and Risk Management, CSI offers Assessment & Authorization methodologies to strengthen your security posture while ensuring you’re compliant.

Given the very real and present nature of cybersecurity threats, organizations must consistently maintain heightened security awareness to protect their critical information and assets. Concerning federal agencies and organizations that deal with their data, this translates to implementing effective security controls and various IT processes to protect resources and secure infrastructure. CSI is intimately familiar with the associated Assessment & Authorization (A&A) process – sometimes still referred to as Certification and Accreditation (C&A) – and the relevant standards, frameworks, and regulations that organizations should employ, such as:

  • Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • FedRAMP
  • NIST SP 800-37
  • NIST SP 800-53
  • NIST SP 800-115
  • DCID 6/3

Our base testing process includes:

  • Development, review, and approval of a security assessment plan
  • Assessing controls based on the finalized security assessment plan
  • Identifying security assessment results
  • Explanation of how to conduct remediation activities

CSI will collaborate with you to:

  • Prepare a Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&M)
  • Assemble and submit a security authorization package
  • Recognize and describe the overall risk based on artifacts submitted
  • Define key resources to make a risk acceptance decision