Cybersecurity Assurance Readiness (CSAR)
Your best hope for ATO survival.
We understand the unique challenges surrounding the Authorization to Operate (ATO) process, which is why our team developed Cybersecurity Assurance Readiness (CSAR), a software automation tool that helps DoD contractors be positioned for ATO success.
What Is CSAR Prepare?
CSAR Prepare simplifies the path to Authorization to Operate (ATO) approval through automation and advising, supporting the Prepare and Categorize System steps of the Risk Management Framework (RMF).
CSAR Prepare employs an automation driven modular approach while keeping a human-in-the-loop to actively review applications for accuracy and provide feedback, guiding the user forward to a “mature cyber environment” and on path toward an authorization decision. The entire experience offers refined processes to reduce chance of errors, confusion, and fatigue.
CSAR presents form questions in easy, manageable sections and eliminates question redundancy. CSAR provides question level feedback, helping users understand the impact of their answer choices on their timeline to package submission and risk of package return.
CSAR Streamlines and Simplifies the ATO Process
CSAR Prepare eliminates the unknowns and repetitive tasks that delay and disrupt timely delivery of valuable technology to our military. Users are enabled to make smart, prompt decisions, allowing applications to be adaptive in keeping pace with RMF requirements around cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities.
Within the RMF Framework, CSAR Prepare provides capabilities around the Prepare and Categorize System steps, helping to simplify the ATO process, specifically for those who aren’t RMF experts, which saves time and increases efficiency and accuracy.
4 Benefits of CSAR Prepare
One easy-to-navigate dashboard provides clarity and focus, allowing users to track the status of applications, package progress, timeline submission, and critical information.
With the included RMF Advisory Services, users will be working with a Support Expert who are there from the beginning to assess needs, customize process solutions, and help clear milestone “checkpoints.”
Mapping of Mandatory Forms
CSAR Prepare eliminates redundancy with automation and distinct, easy to manage form completion. Answer once, and all sections of the corresponding mandatory ATO forms (such as the ITCSC, PIA, and PCIL) are filled out with ease.
Cyber Plans & Playbooks
CSAR Prepare gives users access to customizable templates to streamline the RMF Plan development process, positioning users for a successful entrance into the RMF lifecycle.
Watch How CSAR Works
Ingalls understands the ATO challenge, so much so that we are also developing CSAR, our ATO preparation software that will help users be positioned for ATO success. Need help now? Our RMF/ATO support services can help you today. Need help later? CSAR is perfect. Watch the video to learn more!
Watch How CSAR Works
CSAR lowers the barrier to entry for Extended Reality (XR) software developers, enabling security at the speed of innovation in the Lightweight Simulator Ecosystem (LSE). Baseline security controls are identified, threats are assessed, and risk is reviewed. Based on the maturity of the solution CSAR will provide customized suggestions that guide developers towards a more expedient ATO process.