Navigating the TX-RAMP Level 1 Certification


In this ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, Chemwatch has acquired TX-RAMP Level 1 Certification to secure client’s critical information and. It is crucial for organisations to ensure sensitive data and information is protected to mitigate potential risks. The state of Texas in the United States of America, a crucial framework, the Texas Risk and Authorisation Management Program (TX-RAMP), has emerged to enhance data protection measures.

TX-RAMP is a security program established by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to standardise and streamline the risk and authorisation management processes.

What is TX-RAMP?

TX-RAMP is a security program established by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to standardise and streamline the risk and authorisation management processes to regulate the security of cloud service organisations that conduct or aim to conduct business with the State of Texas, one of its agencies or a higher education institution within it.

Understanding TX-RAMP Level 1 Certification

At present, TX-RAMP offers two levels of certification: Level 1 and Level 2. The Level 1 Certification, in particular, caters to cloud offerings that handle public or non-confidential information or those powering low-impact systems. This allows for many agencies to easily deal with routine administrative data or basic public-facing applications.

Path to TX-RAMP Level 1 Certification

  • Eligibility Check: Ensure your cloud offering falls within the scope of TX-RAMP Level 1 by consulting the TX-RAMP Program Manual.
  • Self-Assessment: Conduct a thorough self-assessment against the TX-RAMP Level 1 Security Control Baselines.
  • Documentation: Compile evidence demonstrating your compliance with the baselines, such as policies, procedures, and system configurations.
  • Assessment Submission: Submit your assessment and supporting documentation through the DIR’s SPECTRIM portal.
  • DIR Review: The DIR will review your submission and may request additional information or clarifications if necessary.
  • Certification Decision: Upon successful review, you’ll receive the coveted TX-RAMP Level 1 certification!

Please note: TX-RAMP compliance is an ongoing process. It requires you to implement continuous monitoring and periodic reassessments to ensure your cloud offering remains secure and compliant.

In the cloud-powered world, TX-RAMP Level 1 certification isn’t just a checkbox – it’s a key that unlocks peace of mind for Texas agencies. With enhanced security, streamlined procurement, and compliance confidence, it’s an investment that pays dividends in secure data, streamlined collaboration, and cost savings

What TX-RAMP Level 1 Certification Means for Chemwatch Customers

Chemwatch, a leading provider of chemical management and compliance solutions, goes above and beyond in securing its customers’ data with a robust certification portfolio. In addition to holding ISO27001, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), and SOC 2.2 certifications, Chemwatch proudly boasts the TX-RAMP Level 1 certification, aligning with the stringent cybersecurity standards mandated by the Texas Department of Information Resources.

This multi-faceted approach ensures that sensitive chemical data and compliance documentation are not only managed efficiently but are also shielded against potential cyber threats. Chemwatch customers can rest assured that our commitment to industry best practices will ensure proper safeguard of their critical information.


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