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Benchmark: FedRAMP Low Revision 4

To obtain the latest version of the official guide, please download https://www.fedramp.gov/assets/resources/documents/FedRAMP_Low_Security_Controls.xlsx.

Overview

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a US government-wide program that delivers a standard approach to the security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.

It is important that Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) understand the impact level of their offering(s) and correlated security categorization when developing their authorization strategy. Cloud Service Offerings (CSOs) are categorized into one of three impact levels: Low, Moderate, and High; and across three security objectives: Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability:

  • Confidentiality: Information access and disclosure includes means for protecting personal privacy and proprietary information.

  • Integrity: Stored information is sufficiently guarded against modification or destruction.

  • Availability: Ensuring timely and reliable access to information.

FedRAMP currently authorizes CSOs at the: Low, Moderate, and High impact levels.

Low Impact Level

FedRAMP low impact level is the standard for cloud computing security for cloud service offerings (CSOs). This applies where the loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data would result in limited adverse effects on a federal agency’s operations, assets, or individuals. FedRAMP currently has two baseline levels for systems with low-impact data: low baseline and low-impact SaaS. The low impact level is most appropriate for CSPs that will handle federal information intended for public use. Any loss of data at this level wouldn’t compromise an agency’s mission, safety, finances, or reputation.

Usage

steampipe check aws_compliance.benchmark.fedramp_low_rev_4

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