Harnessing the power of ServiceNow for effortless SSP compliance

Simplify compliance standards

Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL) is a standardized format for documenting cybersecurity-related information. OSCAL has gained popularity in recent years as an option to streamline cybersecurity data across different tools and organizations – an increasingly important factor for organizations looking to validate their security compliance.

But the manual process of managing SSP data and creating new documentation is fraught with challenges – there has to be a better way!

Enter OSCAL NOW – an automated security management system that integrates directly with your ServiceNow environment, including the required Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC), Continuous Authorization and Monitoring (CAM,) and Integrated Risk Management (IRM) applications.

Transformative SSP data integration

OSCAL NOW uses the power of ServiceNow and the data users enter to make SSP creation an easy, smooth experience from beginning to end. This app is available in the ServiceNow app store, making it as easy to download as any other application you would get on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Once the application is installed in your ServiceNow environment, it goes to work. The program will find and automatically aggregate information from your existing environment, which can then be customized, adjusted, updated, and double-checked as needed. Users can then review and update the implementation details for a list of security controls derived from the NIST 800-53 Rev. 4 policy statements.

This automatic assembly of information allows the app to become an integral part of your SSP data management and creation workflow. Utilizing the full capabilities of the ServiceNow platform, OSCAL NOW not only automates the compilation of the required information but also ensures rigorous compliance, enhances data accuracy, and significantly boosts operational efficiency, leading to substantial time and cost savings.

Effortless compliance

Cybersecurity compliance standards are routinely updated, and keeping up to date with the changes can be a daunting task; it is practically a full-time job. OSCAL NOW simplifies compliance by automatically updating templates and maintaining document versions.

When changes happen within your organization—whether they’re updates to access requirements or personnel changes—OSCAL NOW allows you to easily update and adjust your SSP. With a single update, the platform not only revises the SSP but also automatically performs control attestations related to NIST RMF security, so you know that all compliance information is up-to-date and accurate. OSCAL NOW also provides a comprehensive view of all control tests, highlighting the effectiveness of each, and promptly identifies and assesses risks. These capabilities ensure that every necessary adjustment is reflected accurately throughout the document, anywhere it’s needed, allowing your company to maintain continuous compliance with minimal effort.

Automated document management

Gone are the days of hunting through hundreds of scattered documents for the current version. OSCAL NOW provides a central repository for all your SSP data, making it easily accessible and organized within your ServiceNow environment. From capturing information to maintaining and updating documents, OSCAL NOW simplifies every step of the process, saving you an incredible amount of time and resources. With a centralized repository for security-related documentation, OSCAL NOW allows you to maintain efficient, up-to-date document versioning.

Flexible customizations

Every organization and industry has specific cybersecurity compliance requirements. OSCAL NOW can accommodate those differences and create an SSP specific to your enterprise. It adapts to the configurations established within the ServiceNow environment and updates the information and formatting as needed. With configurable options and customizable templates, OSCAL NOW empowers organizations to tailor their security plan to perfectly suit their needs.

Welcome to the future of cybersecurity compliance. Welcome to OSCAL NOW.

Proactive compliance and risk management

Cybersecurity regulations and best practices are constantly evolving. OSCAL NOW keeps you prepared for whatever comes next. With built-in support for new OSCAL revisions and document versioning capabilities, OSCAL NOW gives you a clear overview of compliance-related issues and their remediation tasks. The platform allows users to view a complete list of issues and the corresponding remediation actions – which stem from the implementation of security controls and associated risks. This information is sourced and updated in accordance with NIST 800-53 r4 standards, keeping you both aware of potential vulnerabilities and providing the information you need to address them thereby improving your organization’s overall security posture and compliance.

OSCAL NOW from Pathways Consulting Group today

OSCAL NOW makes manual SSP creation and management a thing of the past. Easily create an accurate, machine-readable XML file that comes ready for FedRAMP validation. If you’re ready to streamline your cybersecurity document management, contact the Pathways team today.

Welcome to the future of cybersecurity compliance. Welcome to OSCAL NOW.