Overcoming the Limits of Enterprise GRC Systems

Rick Tracy, Chief Security Officer, Telos Corporation
Hugh Barrett, Vice President of Technical Solutions, Telos Corporation
Michael McGehee, Product Specialist, Telos Corporation

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Organizations across all industries have invested in Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions for more than a decade, yet many still suffer security breaches, face heavy regulatory fines, and forfeit ongoing deployment costs in an effort to make GRC tools deliver functionality that was never intended.

During this on-demand webinar Telos CSO Rick Tracy, VP of Technical Solutions Hugh Barrett, and Product Specialist Michael McGehee review the GRC marketplace and discuss key drivers that are compelling organizations to adopt cyber risk and compliance management tools to augment their GRC tooling. Integrating cyber risk and compliance management functionality coupled with more traditional GRC functionality helps address what Gartner identifies as Integrated Risk Management.

In this presentation we will explore:

  • Why traditional GRC platforms are not equipped to address today’s cyber risk and compliance management challenge
  • Why it is important for a cyber risk and compliance management platform to support complex cloud, multi-cloud, on-premises, and hybrid environments
  • The value of aggregating security data for holistic cyber risk and compliance management capabilities and managing cyber hygiene
  • The benefit of operationalizing complex security risk and compliance frameworks (NIST, ISO, FSSCC, HIPAA, etc.)
  • The power of automating security control testing to reduce time, effort, and cost to the organization
  • The advantage of automated continuous controls monitoring
  • The need for an open API solution to deliver integrated risk management capabilities.

Telos’ Xacta solution has been addressing these cyber risk and compliance management challenges for over 20 years and has been meeting the needs of the US government, critical infrastructure organizations, and leading financial services organizations. Throughout this on-demand webinar you will learn why Xacta should be on the shortlist for any organization looking to achieve integrated risk management by augmenting their GRC capabilities with robust cyber risk and compliance management capabilities.


Rick Tracy
Rick Tracy
Chief Security Officer, Telos Corporation

Richard Tracy joined Telos in October 1986 and held a number of management positions within the company’s New Jersey operation. In February 1996, he was promoted to vice president of the Telos information security group and in this capacity established a formidable information security consulting practice. In February 2000, Rick was promoted to senior vice president for operations. Since that time, Rick has pioneered the development of innovative and highly scalable enterprise risk management technologies that have become industry-leading solutions within the federal government and the financial services verticals. He is the principal inventor listed on four patents and seven patents pending for Xacta IA Manager. He assumed the role of chief security officer in 2004.

Hugh Barrett
Hugh Barrett
Vice President of Technical Solutions, Telos Corporation

Hugh Barrett is vice president of technical solutions for Telos Corporation. He has worked closely with Telos customers in the Intelligence Community, Federal Civilian and DoD for over fifteen years, and has dedicated much of the past four years to consulting and product development in support of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) transition. He is chief architect of Xacta Continuum™ for automating key tasks in continuous monitoring, and directs development efforts for the Xacta Assessment Engine for A&A automation.

Hugh is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP). He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the State University of NY College at Brockport.

Michael McGehee
Michael McGehee
Product Specialist, Telos Corporation

Michael McGehee joined Telos in May of 2020 and currently serves as a Product Specialist on site with a large commercial client. Prior to Telos, he worked in Product and Program Management for over 15 years. Michael received his MBA with a focus in Information Technology Operations Management in 2012 and is an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner. He has always had a love for technology and remembers what it was like to build computers that required soldering.

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