Show NotesEpisode #555
Federal TechTalk with John Gilroy
Date: June 12, 2018
Moderator: John Gilroy
Guest: John Wood, CEO Telos
Length: 40 minutes
Audio link: Federal Tech Talk with John Gilroy: #555
In the studio is the CEO of Telos, John Wood. Telos has been around since 1968 helping federal agencies complete a wide range of projects including secure communications, mitigating risk management, and safely moving data to the cloud.
During the interview John gives examples of how security can be implemented in the cloud. He talks about the NIST framework and the best way to implement it. Because of the 1000+ controls, a human just can’t keep up.
Automation is the key to making sure your transition to the cloud is efficient and safe.
John thinks that human should be responsible for key strategic decisions involving risk management. When it comes to tedious network management tasks, they should be handled with some kind of automated process.
His company works with Amazon Web Services and has a tool to automate the NIST framework. It is called Xacta. If the Air Force can trust this tool, perhaps you can add it to your collection.