Posted On: Jan 13, 2016

June 2016 update: This Quick Start was expanded to support the following NIST-based assurance frameworks: NIST SP 800-53 (Revision 4), NIST SP 800-171, the OMB TIC Initiative – FedRAMP Overlay (pilot), and the DoD Cloud Computing SRG. 

This Quick Start deploys a standardized environment that helps support National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 / Risk Management Framework (RMF) certifications, accreditations, and compliance processes. The Quick Start includes a deployment guide, which provides step-by-step instructions for deploying and configuring the environment. The deployment guide also includes links for viewing and launching AWS CloudFormation templates that automate the deployment.

This Quick Start is first in a set of AWS compliance offerings, which provide security-focused, standardized architecture solutions to help Managed Service Organizations (MSOs), cloud provisioning teams, developers, integrators, and information system security officers (ISSOs) adhere to strict security, compliance, and risk management controls.

Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability.

To get started, use the following resources:

If you need assistance with an enterprise implementation of the capabilities introduced through this Quick Start, AWS Professional Services can guide and assist with the training, customization, and implementation of deployment and maintenance processes. Please contact your AWS Account Manager for further information, or send an inquiry to