Xacta Flux to Help Federal Agencies Use OMB/DHS Portal for FISMA Reporting
ASHBURN, VA. – May 1, 2012 – Xacta® Flux, the new vulnerability analysis tool recently released by Telos® Corporation, enables federal agencies to feed security scan results directly to CyberScope in keeping with mandates relating to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA).
Xacta Flux collects and correlates data from a wide variety of security products into a single view and maps the results to the relevant controls for security and risk management. This same SCAP- (Security Content Automation Protocol) formatted output can be fed to the CyberScope tool without additional scanning or processing.
CyberScope is the online portal federal agencies must use to submit their security assessment and authorization (A&A) results for FISMA reporting. It was established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and is managed for OMB by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Agencies have been required by OMB to submit monthly reports via CyberScope since November of last year. More than one in five federal agencies did not report their results through CyberScope in Fiscal Year 2011, according to a recent OMB report.
“Federal agencies are making good progress in their use of CyberScope, but more needs to be done,” said Rinaldi Pisani, Telos vice president and general manager, emerging technologies. “A SCAP-based vulnerability analysis and reporting tool such as Xacta Flux can help more agencies take advantage of the efficiency and consistency of reporting their security results through CyberScope.”
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation has provided innovative IT solutions and services to the federal government for more than 30 years, focusing since 1997 on cybersecurity. Telos solutions ensure that the government’s most security-conscious organizations comply with demanding federal and DoD information security mandates. Offerings include Xacta® IA Manager for enterprise IT security management, enterprise security consulting services, secure networks, secure enterprise messaging, and secure identity management solutions. Solutions are represented to the federal government on Telos’ GSA schedule. For more information, visit https://www.telos.com/.