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Federal Government IT Liaison Services

SynoTek’s Federal Government IT Liaison Service provides oversight, management, and visibility into the ongoing Federal government required security and compliance efforts of your enterprise’s Continuous Monitoring Program.

Our Federal Government IT Liaison Service features and benefits include:

Alignment of multiple security frameworks with regulatory mandates, security best practices and corporate policies into a robust, and repeatable Continuous Monitoring Program.

Assistance to develop a program which optimizes visibility into its current state of risk posture which promotes real-time audit visibility, and accountability.

Develop optimized collaborative workflows to meet the demands of compliance mandates, and best practices with ease.

Creation of processes for remediation and response workflows to manage risks, vulnerabilities.

Help with the assessment/audit process by helping maintain control of the process and internal costs.

All projects are managed and reported within current Project Management Institute (PMI) standards, PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Sixth Edition.

FedRAMP Advisory/Program Management Service - FedRAMP Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Liaison

SynoTek’s FedRAMP Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Liaison Service (aka virtual FedRAMP Program Manager) provides oversight, management, and visibility into the ongoing FedRAMP security and compliance efforts of your enterprise’s Continuous Monitoring Program. By providing a non-biased guidance, you will have an ability to holistically, rapidly and cost-effectively manage your organization’s risk posture, take proactive corrective action to remediate identified risk, and significantly reduce administrative efforts to aggregate inputs for compliance and management reporting.

Benefits for the CSP:

You control the assessment and avoid wasting your resources and time on duplicate activities.

You will get an accurate report on actual time and cost, reported on a weekly basis (hours and $$$)

Avoid walking into a situation where you do not have an answer but be prepared for the involvement of the 3PAO.

Project will be managed and reported by industry accepted current PMI standards.

Benefits for the 3PAO:

Spend less time educating the CSP and focus on the assessment activities.

Save time in collecting the artifacts by getting the correct ones at the first request.

Spend less time in interviews by having the correct individual in the interview sessions.

Avoid walking the line of being both the “Advisor” and the “Independent Assessor”.

Project will be managed and reported by industry accepted current PMI standards.

The professional that is assigned as your FedRAMP Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Liaison can serve as a virtual FedRAMP Program Manager for your organization. . The Liaison will have have a minimum of 10 years FedRAMP experience and will be a certified professional. Certifications will include all of the following: EC-Council’s Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO); (ISC)2’s CISSP Concentration: Information System Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP); (ISC)2’s Certified Authorization Professional (CAP); and PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP).

FISMA/NIST Liaison

SynoTek’s FISMA Liaison Service provides oversight, management, and visibility into the ongoing FISMA security and compliance efforts of your enterprise’s Security Program. By providing non-biased guidance, the company will have the ability to holistically, rapidly and cost-effectively: manage the organization’s risk posture, take proactive corrective action to remediate identified risk, and significantly reduce administrative efforts to aggregate inputs for compliance and management reporting. We will work with you to ensure compliance to the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) whether it requires guidance of the NIST SP 880-53 or NIST SP 800-171.

The NIST RMF (as required by FISMA) implements implements seven steps:

PREPARE

Prepare to implement the RMF at an organization and system perspective by establishing a context and priorities for managing security and privacy risk.

CATEGORIZE

The system and the information processed, stored, and transmitted will be categorized based on the analysis of the impact of loss.

SELECT

After an assessment, security controls will be selected and tailored for the system to reduce risk.

ASSESS

The controls selected will be assessed to determine: if, the controls are implemented correctly, operating as intended, and producing the desired outcomes

AUTHORIZE

The system is then authorized on common controls based on a determination of acceptable risks to the organizational assets, individuals, and other organizations.

MONITOR

Ongoing, the system and associated controls are monitored. This includes: Assessing the effectiveness of the controls, documenting changes to the system environment, conducting risk assessments, impact analysis, and reporting the security posture of the system.

The professional that is assigned as your FISM/NIST will have have a minimum of 12 years FISMA/NIST experience and will be a certified professional. Certifications will include all of the following: EC-Council’s Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO); (ISC)2’s CISSP Concentration: Information System Security Management Professional (CISSP-ISSMP); (ISC)2’s Certified Authorization Professional (CAP); and PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP).