Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence Team Recognized For Contribution to the Service’s Cybersecurity Mission
ASHBURN, Va. – August 17, 2010 – Cybersecurity experts from Telos® Corporation have been selected to participate in the 2010 Air Force Chief of Staff Team Excellence Awards competition. They will be part of the Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence (ASACoE) team, which will represent the Air Force Materiel Command in this year’s awards program.
Telos employees play a vital role on the Application Software Assurance Center of Excellence team, a cybersecurity program that Telos jointly established with the Air Force and has led, as the prime contractor, since the Center’s inception in 2007. The ASACoE team is one of 21 teams competing for five awards to be presented by the Air Force Chief of Staff in a ceremony Sept. 14 at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Md. The awards ceremony takes place amid the annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 13-15. The ASACoE will also have a booth at the exposition, staffed by Air Force and Telos personnel, to provide insight and demonstrations of the risks associated with application security and the techniques used to mitigate them.
The annual awards program recognizes those who use a systematic approach to enhance mission capability, improve operational performance and create sustained results.
“I’m pleased that the Air Force is recognizing the efforts of those who are on the front lines of defending our nation against cyberattack,” said Telos CEO John Wood. “Network security solutions, including firewalls, weren’t designed to handle all application layer attacks. They don’t detect all the threats to applications, let alone protect against them, leaving organizations exposed. With the additional security provided by the Center, the Air Force has enhanced its cyber defenses and is better able to defend against application-level attacks.”
The software assurance solutions Telos provides are designed to ensure that application security is addressed hand-in-hand with performance and availability. As the prime contractor, Telos assembled a powerful team of both subcontractors and software assurance tool vendors, including application security industry leaders that specialize in source code analysis, web application penetration and security testing, application shielding, database monitoring, training and implementation services. The team includes Cigital, Inc., Fortify Software, Inc., IBM/Rational Corporation and Application Security, Inc.
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/.