Moving Beyond the Why: How to Implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
September 7, 2017
Telos CSO Rick Tracy offers insights about taking active steps to implement the NIST Cybersecurity Framework in keeping with Executive Order 13800 by following NISTIR 8170, “The Cybersecurity Framework: Implementation Guidance for Federal Agencies.”
NIST Cybersecurity Framework: A CyberWire Special Edition
August 30, 2017
In this special edition of the CyberWire podcast, Telos CSO Rick Tracy joins Rafal Los with Optiv Security and NIST’s Matt Barrett to discuss whether it’s worth the time, energy and expense it takes to adopt frameworks such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
The Bridge on TV Talks With Rick Tracy and Matt Barrett about Cybersecurity
August 28, 2017
The Bridge on TV aired Sunday featuring Telos CSO Rick Tracy and Matt Barrett, program manager for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. These industry leaders shared their viewpoints on improving government-industry cooperation in cybersecurity.
Improving Government-Industry Cooperation
August 27, 2017
Telos CSO Rick Tracy and Matt Barrett, program manager for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, discuss government-industry cooperation around cybersecurity in this installment of The Bridge, hosted by Jim McCarthy.
IT Companies Partner For Cloud Software Authorization Service
August 24, 2017
Telos Corporation and Sequoia Holdings Inc. have entered a partnership to streamline the process of authorizing software used on the intelligence community’s commercial cloud. The agreement, announced on Tuesday, brings together Telos’ Xacta 360 automated cloud compliance solution and the Sequoia Combine development environment for AWS C2S.
Hockey benefit for grieving military families
August 23, 2017
Northern Virginia Community College hockey, George Mason University hockey and Prince William Ice Center are hosting a charity fundraiser exhibition. All game proceeds go to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). John Woods, CEO of Telos and chairman of the board for TAPS, will drop the ceremonial puck to start the game.
Telos Xacta 360 enters AWS GovCloud Marketplace
Government Cloud Insider
August 17, 2017
Telos announced that its Xacta 360 automated risk management solution is now available in the Amazon Web Services GovCloud Marketplace. Xacta 360 helps government agencies comply with risk management framework controls in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Special Publication 800-53.
Loudoun Chamber Teams with Telos Corporation on Obtaining Facility Clearances Event
Loudoun Chamber of Commerce
August 16, 2017
Hosted by Telos, a 2017 Cogswell Award winner, this event will provide attendees with practical knowledge and best practices from industry experts who have successfully navigated the facility clearance process.
Telos Listed Among Best Globally in Cybersecurity
August 15, 2017
Telos Corporation has been named to Cybersecurity Ventures’ Q3 2017 edition of the Cybersecurity 500, a compilation of the world’s leading companies that provide cybersecurity solutions and services. Telos enters the rankings at No. 25, ranked No. 2 in Virginia and in the top 20 for U.S.-based cybersecurity companies.
Telos Offers Automated Risk Management Software to AWS Govt Cloud Users
August 11, 2017
Telos announced that it has begun to offer its automated risk management platform to government users of Amazon Web Services‘ GovCloud isolated cloud region. Xacta 360 is now available in the AWS GovCloud Marketplace and the AWS Marketplace for commercial buyers.
Drop a pre-emptive cyber bomb on North Korea?
August 11, 2017
Telos CEO John B. Wood and other cyber security thought leaders share their opinions on how to deal with the North Korean cyber threat, saying that “A civilized nation should exhaust all diplomatic avenues and international treaties and relationships before launching a preemptive cyber strike.”
Making modernization happen
Federal Computer Week
August 2, 2017
Telos CEO John B. Wood shares how the current administration can make IT modernization happen: “We can pay now for IT modernization, or we will surely pay more later, and in so many ways.”
Loudoun Benefits from Bond Between Business, Higher Education
Loudoun County Economic Development
July 20, 2017
Loudoun County Economic Development blogs about partnerships between business and academia such as Telos’ partnership with George Washington University’s Science and Technology campus in Ashburn.
Northern Virginia tech leaders find way to tackle cybersecurity skills gap
Washington Business Journal
July 17, 2017
Telos CEO John B. Wood comments on the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s initiative to build up cybersecurity talent in the region in partnership with the Northern Virginia Community College.
The move to cloud: It’s easier than you think
Government Computer News
July 14, 2017
Telos VP of Strategy and Cloud Stephen Horvath explains how security compliance automation helps companies overcome some of the greatest barriers to migrating to the cloud.
Telos Wins Top Security Achievement Award
June 29, 2017
Ashburn-based Telos Corp. received the James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the Defense Security Service. The Cogswell Award is the most prestigious honor the DSS may bestow to cleared industry.
Telos Corp. wins DOD security honor
June 26, 2017
The James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the Defense Security Service was presented to Telos Corporation last week at the National Classification Management Society’s annual training event and seminar.
When Your K–12 School Gets Targeted by Ransomware
June 21, 2017
According to John Wood, CEO of the cybersecurity firm Telos Corporation, winning the training battle is key to protecting schools: “If you can train your students, teachers, and administrators what to look for in a phishing attack, you’re going to solve a lot of cybersecurity issues.”
How to Know Which NIST Framework to Use
June 16, 2017
Telos CSO Rick Tracy explains the difference between the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) in the wake of the new Cybersecurity Executive Order.
Why the Cybersecurity Executive Order Is Important
May 17, 2017
Telos CEO and NVTC board member John B. Wood gives his insights into the importance of the new Cybersecurity Executive Order: “our nation took a major step forward in improving our overall cyber posture.”
Indigenous Technologies-Telos Team to Help Manage Indian Health Service IT Network
May 11, 2017
Executive Biz blogger Scott Nicholas summarizes the recent announcement by Indigenous Technologies and Telos about their work on the Indian Health Service’s IT network.
Industry prepares for cybersecurity & IT modernization executive orders
May 1, 2017
Telos CEO John Wood joins Steve Sarnecki of OSIsoft on this News Channel 8 program to discuss the impact of pending IT legislation and the cybersecurity executive order.
Unlocking the Power of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework
April 28, 2017
Telos CSO Rick Tracy explains that broad adoption and automation of routine tasks are key to unlocking the power of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
Telos among awardees of Army cloud computing deal
April 24, 2017
Telos will provide critical transition support, including guiding the service through the security and compliance efforts to obtain authority to operate (ATO).
Army’s $249M cloud services contract has lots of primes and plenty of flexibility
April 11, 2017
The vehicle will help the Army address what many agencies across the government face – too many resources being used to maintain legacy systems, Telos CEO John Wood said.
Telos among winners of $247M Army ACCENT contract
Intelligence Community News
April 6, 2017
Telos announced on April 4 that it is one of the awardees of the $247.7 million Army Cloud Computing Enterprise Transformation (ACCENT) basic ordering agreement (BOA).
Technology to combat cyber threats turns judges’ heads at Loudoun Youth Step Up competition
April 6, 2017
Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition encourages middle and high school students across the county to address issues in their school, neighborhood or community. Lisa Kimball, a vice president at Telos ID, said she was “absolutely delighted to once again serve as a judge” for the competition.
The Road Ahead for CyberSecurity in 2017
Security Info Watch
March 22, 2017
Telos CSO Rick Tracy looks ahead to help identify vulnerabilities, discover relevant actors and assess services and strategies for more robust cyber security.
How Schools Outsmart the Hackers
March 10, 2017
Telos CEO John Wood offers cyber security insights in this article on strategies for protecting K12 school districts from ransomware, phishing and other cyber-threats.
Marines cut servers, improve service with hyperconverged infrastructure
Government Computer News
March 2, 2017
Telos helps the Marine Corps save money, energy, and space in its Organizational Messaging Service featuring Telos’ Automated Message Handling System (AMHS).
New IT solution much more than ‘hype’ for Marine Corps
MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication
February 24, 2017
Telos AMHS On-Site Engineers Jason Hessler (Camp Pendleton) and Andy Collison (Camp Lejeune) were instrumental to the success of the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) implementation of AMHS featured in the story.
At RSA conference, industry leaders say data-breach lawsuit protection would boost info sharing
February 14, 2017
At the RSA Conference, John Wood, CEO and chairman of Telos Corporation, said during a panel on info-sharing that more incentives are needed to get businesses on board with sharing cyber threat information and using it to minimize their own cyber risks.
Security Firm Telos Eyes Expansion With New Investment From Enlightenment Capital
February 1, 2017
Enlightenment Capital has invested in Ashburn, Virginia-based information technology security company Telos in a move to help expand the latter’s portfolio of cybersecurity products and service offerings into new markets.
Federal Hiring Freeze: Mixed News for Loudoun Business
January 31, 2017
Telos CEO and chairman John Wood offers thoughts on the importance of cyber security and his company’s diversification in this overview of the impact of the federal hiring freeze on Loudoun County businesses.
Women, Minorities Largely Absent from Cybersecurity Jobs
Society for Human Resource Management
January 30, 2017
Telos VP of ID Management Lisa Kimball encourages women to recognize their potential in technology in this article by SHRM blogger Dinah Brin on the dearth of women and minorities in cybersecurity.
Experts Predict Changes in Cybersecurity Insurance Offerings
IT Business Edge
January 5, 2017
Blogger Sue Marquette Poremba reviews recent news and opinion coverage about trends in cyber security insurance offerings including remarks from Telos CSO Rick Tracy.
Cyber insurance needs to mature — experts
January 3, 2017
This publication for the insurance industry explores comments by Telos CEO John Wood and CSO Rick Tracy in Virginia Business that cyber insurance still has some maturing to do, primarily because the concept of cybersecurity is still in its infancy compared to other risks.
Cybersecurity predictions for 2017
December 29, 2016
Telos CEO John Wood and CSO Rick Tracy offer their predictions about what’s coming for cyber security in 2017 in this Virginia Business piece.
Can your company keep up with quickly changing cyber security regulations?
December 23, 2016
Telos CSO Rick Tracy discusses the challenges of security validation in the face of IoT insecurity, massive DDoS attacks, and the continued growth of cloud computing and Big Data.
What 2017 has in store for cybersecurity
December 19, 2016
Telos CEO John Wood and CSO Rick Tracy are among the industry thought leaders who share their insights on what 2017 has in store for cyber security in this CSO Magazine article.
With one party in control, hopes rise for new cyber initiatives, increased funding
Government Security News
Telos CEO John Wood and CSO Rick Tracy offer insights on the potential for improved cyber security initiatives and funding levels with a single party in control of the federal government. Wood chooses to look at it “as an opportunity for the government to put its money where its mouth is.”
Sailors Innovate at Cyber Internship
From June 13 to Aug. 17, three Sailors from Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC) Hawaii and one Sailor from Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NDOC) Suffolk, Virginia, participated in a 10-week cyber internship hosted by the Telos Corporation in Ashburn, Virginia.
Calling All Students, Internships Designed for You
“In an era where cyber is a major risk to the nation’s security, Telos Corporation aims to generate a buzz across high school and college campuses. Working with young students, Telos’ Cyber Innovation Internship Program intends to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s cyber security careers.”
Future Workforce Leaders Develop Models for Cyber Security at Telos
Telos’ Cyber Innovation Internship Program is a 24-step program in which “high school and college students worked with technologies geared toward security developed by scientists and engineers around the world.”
Telos Prepares Next Generation
“While some summer internships devolve to interns fetching coffee, Telos Corporation looks to prepare interns for a future in cybersecurity and business. The Ashburn-based cybersecurity giant strives to inspire innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship through its paid 10 week cybersecurity internship program.”
GSN announces Winners of 2016 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards
Government Security News
“GSN is pleased to announce the Winners and Finalists in the 2016 targeted Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards Program.” New powerhouse winners in this year’s program include Telos Designated Aviation Channeling (DAC) for “Best Biometric Identification/Authentication Solution.”
IT Company Hopes to Groom Future Cyber Talent Through Internship
“Telos Corp. is hosting its third annual Cyber Innovation Internship commencement Thursday night — like a ‘Shark Tank’ for ideas on how to commercialize cybersecurity products and technologies.”
U.S. Air Force Taps Telos To Upgrade DMZ Security
“Continuous security solutions and services provider Telos Corporation has announced it has been awarded a $26.9 million contract to upgrade the U.S. Air Force (USAF) De-Militarized Zone (DMZ).”
Five Tough Cyber Questions for Trump and Clinton
In the midst of a disappointing presidential primary process, Telos Corporation Chairman and CEO John B. Wood raises five issues concerning cyber security and asks specific questions of the two leading candidates for commander-in-chief.
Putting the NIST Cyber Security Framework to work
Government Computer News
Telos Chairman and CEO John B. Wood: “By implementing a set of best practices that allows for a wide range of security controls, the CSF elevates the importance of cyber risk management and the need to demonstrate due-care and regulatory compliance.”
Telos Xacta IT GRC platform integrates Unified Compliance Framework
“As regulations are constantly shifting, organizations need to be fast and agile in responding to changing risks, regulations, laws and situations. Xacta provides an efficient approach to automating compliance, and UCF provides a common language for discussing security compliance in business terms.”
Telos and AWS Partner on Xacta Improvements
Telos has partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to integrate the Xacta IT GRC product suite with the AWS Enterprise Accelerator for Compliance, a security-focused, standardized architecture solution for security professionals.
Cyber risk management — Is your company ready for anything?
Telos CSO Rick Tracy on the importance of having a cyber risk management plan supported by a framework such as those developed by NIST for industry and government.
Beyond technology: non-technical jobs in cybersecurity
Telos CSO Rick Tracy suggests that the growing field of cyber liability insurance is one of the non-traditional, non-technical careers where cyber security skills are in demand.
Telos Launches IT Governance, Risk & Compliance Assessment Engine
Xacta AE works to help security professionals manage IT risks on a day-to-day basis through continuous information monitoring and assurance on authorization in cloud computing environments.
Kinder, gentler hacks: A bevy of low-stakes early computer breaches
Telos CSO Rick Tracy recalls an early lesson in the importance of physical as well as cyber security for protecting IT systems.