Automate System Security Plans (SSP) directly in ControlMap

Published August 31, 2023

For MSPs that support the US Department of Defense, meeting the high standards for data security can take a lot of work. Finding the right compliance framework that works for your business and the DoD is just the first step.  

For frameworks such as CMMC, NIST 800-171 FedRAMP, and StateRAMP, MSPs need a System Security Plan (SSP). . An SSP outlines the security controls an MSP implements to achieve data privacy standards.

One of the biggest challenges is that SSPs can take a lot of time and effort to create.

To help MSPs and IT providers meet these rigorous compliance requirements, ControlMap is excited to announce we now support the automatic generation of SSPs.

Automating SSPs right from the dashboard

ControlMap uses all of the compliance data already created, stored, and managed within the platform to generate SSPs. With the ability to create SSPs easily, MSPs can complete CMMC, NIST 800-171 FedRAMP, and StateRAMP assessments for their clients.

The new feature helps MSPs save time by automating a process that requires manual labor. It also helps to provide better documentation for clients. 

Other value adds include:

  • MSPs don’t need to be familiar with the SSP template – everything is built-in to ControlMap.
  • SSP formatting is per the DoD guidelines.
  • The SSP can easily be shared and exported from ControlMap.

How does it work in ControlMap?

ControlMap has a new tab for documenting the required system information for SSPs. Users can document system details and contact information of key personnel for the information system under “Audits.”

The “Reports” tab has been added to allow MSPs to configure the report to match various compliance frameworks.  

All you need to do is follow the simple report generation steps the dashboard provides. Craft a high quality report in a fraction of the time it takes to do it manually.

Why is creating SSPs so important?

When managing sensitive information for the federal government, MSPs need to meet and maintain extremely high security standards. The effort to achieve this, however, can take a lot of resources from MSPs, which is why automation is critical component to creating SSPs 

In addition, SSPs don’t only outline the security controls or plans to adopt new controls. They also document the responsibilities and behavior of users accessing the system. SSPs act as  documentation for the structure of security plans for the company.

That’s why providing this solution for our users is so important.

ControlMap wants MSPs to feel empowered with the tools they have to take their business to the next level. To earn new contracts and scale their business to meet their long-term goals.

Want to get started? Sign into ControlMap now and create your own SSP.