Continuous Monitoring, Data Management and Secure Field Communications Among Topics to be Addressed at Annual Conference of Air Force IT Professionals
ASHBURN, Va. – August 24, 2010 – Telos® Corporation executives will share their views on a variety of cybersecurity trends and technologies during the Air Force Information Technology Conference in Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 28 through Sept. 2, 2010. Various seminars will illustrate how advanced technologies can be employed to build and secure the communications, systems and networks, as well as physical and logical access to resources for Air Force and joint commands. The following abstracts outline the topics to be covered.
Command and Control: Next-Generation Computing for Data Management
Speaker: Jeff Schneider, Advanced Technologies, Telos Corporation
Date/Time: Monday, August 30, 1:30 p.m.
This seminar will address how tomorrow’s technologies enhance collaboration and responsiveness today – integrating geo-spatial, network infrastructure design, asset tracking and data management through a natural user interface.
Applying Continuous Monitoring Techniques to DIACAP
Speaker: David Wilson, Information Assurance, Telos Corporation
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 31, 1:30 p.m.
In this presentation, the speaker will describe the following continuous monitoring principles for DIACAP integration and automation:
• Continuous Monitoring through specific controls for configuration management, vulnerability management, and incident management
• Defining system accreditation boundaries based on scan tool results
• Leveraging monitoring/scanning tools for system inventory
• Adjusting evaluation criteria based on software inventory, such as selecting specific DISA STIGs
• Automating technical configuration compliance testing, such as USAF standard desktop config
• Mapping automated test results to automatically pass/fail IA Controls
• Continuous Controls Monitoring
• The road ahead for C&A Transformation and transition to NIST.
He will also show how the integration of existing technologies can achieve continuous monitoring.
Extending Field Communications Through Secure Wireless Technologies
Speaker: Robert Smith, Secure Networks, Telos Corporation
Date/Time: Wednesday September 1, 1:30 p.m.
This briefing focuses on the impact and viability of Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) point-to- point and point-to-multi-point communications systems to extend field communication services rapidly while maintaining a secure operational environment. This presentation addresses the security and policy guidelines for fielding wireless communication systems in a deployed environment. It includes the latest wireless network technologies including licensed and unlicensed frequencies, frequency translators, amplifiers and antenna technologies, and discusses the applications of each revealing the constraints associated with host nation approval and the processes for granting use of systems and licensing. Security concerns are addressed and mitigation strategies are discussed. The briefing reviews performance thresholds and requirements to achieve maximum throughput in near line of site (NLOS) and line of site (LOS) for both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint scenarios.
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/.