Working together with LLDC companies can meet all classified hosting compliance goals (current and future goals) economically.
What is Classified Hosting?
Classified hosting refers to maintaining critical and secret data that must still be used on a regular basis to perform business functions that are required for new/ongoing products or transactions. This secret information can be related to government work, like military production for Department of Defense. Or, the information can be strictly in the private sector and related to something like Research and Development (R&D) inventions or Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) activity which is regulated by the SEC.
Many companies today are struggling to maintain classified hosting controls (for DoD work, or other internal needs) due to labor shortage and the fact it is an area that has grown in complexity and is not an internal business focus. Regulations, contractual agreements and litigation threat are mandating an update to the classified hosting methodology to comply with ICD 705, ICD 503, DCID 6-3 and CNSSI 1253. This will eventually be an absolute requirement by DoD, or it will become a practical necessity in order to avoid costly litigation.
Updating to these modern standards make US companies much more capable to obtain new opportunities and be able to quickly scale to the needs of future contracts and other business needs. By failing to maintain adequate classified control compliance, US companies are jeopardizing, or at least unnecessarily complicating their relationships withthe Accrediting Officers (AO) overseeing their data classification.
Lifeline Data Centers (LLDC) is expert at security controls and compliance. LLDC knows exactly how to work with the AO’s in developing ICD 705, ICD 503, DCID 6-3 and CNSSI 1253 compliance. Working together with LLDC companies can meet all classified hosting compliance goals (current and future goals) economically.
LLDC has significant experience in the following areas related to this type of project:
- Developing secure hosting environments
- SCIF design and construction
- Working with authorizing government employees
- Maintaining documentation required by US government agencies 5) Reporting security compliance to agencies monthly
- Working through POA&M’s
Lifeline Data Centers also a deep understanding of ICD 705, ICD 503, DCID 6-3 and CNSSI 1253 security standards and how those standards overlay NIST 800-53 R4. Lifeline Data Centers is FedRAMP, ISO 27001, PCI, and HITRUST complaint, as well.
Please download our Classified Hosting White Paper, a document created as a starting point for explaining and discussing outsourcing certain layers of a company’s classified hosting stack.