Next Generation of Telos’ Cyber Risk Management Platform Streamlines Security Data Sharing for Faster Compliance Reporting and Approval

New capabilities in Xacta 360 1.7 support machine-readable data exchange for OSCAL for FedRAMP and other standards.

August 11, 2021

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ASHBURN, Va., Aug. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Telos® Corporation, a leading provider of cyber, cloud and enterprise security solutions for the world’s most security-conscious organizations, today announced the launch of Xacta® 360 1.7, the latest version of its cyber risk management and compliance analytics platform.

This new version introduces Essential Data Exchange (EDE), an Xacta 360 capability that supports a variety of standards that automate the sharing of compliance data among organizations and applications for more efficient, less laborious compliance management, reporting and audit collaboration.

“Telos is proud to be at the forefront of supporting data-driven compliance in our Xacta solutions through EDE,” said Rick Tracy, CSO and Xacta product manager, Telos. “These data-sharing capabilities will allow our customers to collaborate on cyber risk and compliance management activities more efficiently and accelerate reciprocity when submitting security packages, performing assessments and audits, and transferring crucial body of evidence data in a tool-agnostic format.”

EDE currently supports three compliance data-sharing standards: NIST’s Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL) standard, which has been adopted by the FedRAMP cloud compliance program; BoE.xml, used by the Intelligence Community; and Xacta Data Exchange (XDE), used for audit collaboration.

The OSCAL capability enables Xacta users to submit FedRAMP system security plans (SSP) in machine-readable format. This will accelerate the approval process for inclusion in the FedRAMP Marketplace and speed time-to-revenue for federal cloud applications. Future versions of Xacta 360 will build upon OSCAL capabilities to offer even more benefit for users in various industries as NIST continues to develop the standard.

XDE is an open standard allowing users to share extensive cyber risk and compliance management data in XML format between different instances of Xacta or other risk management solutions. Highly regulated organizations can use XDE to replace inefficient document-centric security risk and compliance activities with modern data-centric methods allowing for more efficient machine-to-machine collaboration, regulatory reporting, and reciprocity.

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About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation (NASDAQ: TLS) empowers and protects the world’s most security-conscious organizations with solutions for continuous security assurance of individuals, systems, and information. Telos’ offerings include cybersecurity solutions for IT risk management and information security; cloud security solutions to protect cloud-based assets and enable continuous compliance with industry and government security standards; and enterprise security solutions for identity and access management, secure mobility, organizational messaging, and network management and defense. The company serves military, intelligence and civilian agencies of the federal government, allied nations and commercial enterprises around the world.

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