Why the U.S. Air Force Chose Telos Corporation for Risk Management and Security Compliance
This post was originally published on the AWS Government, Education, & Nonprofits Blog
When the United States Air Force was looking to automate IT risk management and security compliance of NIPRNet and SIPRNet environments across the enterprise, they turned to Xacta 360—a solution from Telos Corporation.
Telso is an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Technology Partner with AWS Competencies in both Government and Security. Telos is also a member of the AWS Public Sector Partner Program.
Xacta 360 is a risk management and compliance platform specifically engineered to integrate with many AWS services to speed and streamline the continuous compliance assessment of AWS-based workloads. It allows organizations to automate compliance validation and reporting as they deploy their AWS cloud workloads.
Xacta 360 is helping the Air Force accelerate authorizations to operate (ATO) and to continuously monitor systems and workloads for security compliance. With Xacta 360, the system can inherit pre-vetted security controls of the AWS services, as well as streamline the multiple steps involved in validating compliance of workloads.
The recent passage of the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act clears the way for a cloud-first approach to improving information technology systems, and the President’s executive order on cybersecurity makes clear that risk management must remain a concern.