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Katie Sheldon Hammler

Katie Hammler

Katie Sheldon Hammler is the Xacta product manager for Telos’ cyber security and information assurance practice area. An early leader in the Internet and Web Services markets, she has over 25 years’ high-tech experience at firms such as VeriSign, Interliant, and Alcatel Data Networks. She was also the founder and president of KSH Technology Solutions, LLC, a Woman-Owned/Veteran-Owned Small Business (WOSB/VOSB).

A former Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, she earned her B.A. in International Relations from Brown University (R.O.T.C. scholarship), and an MBA in Information Systems Management from The George Washington University, where she graduated Beta Gamma Sigma.

Katie is also a local civic leader and is serving her third four-year elected term on the Leesburg, Virginia, Town Council. She was unanimously elected vice mayor, serving from July 2008 to June 2010. She also serves on the Leesburg Technology Commission, the Virginia Municipal League’s Executive Board; the Loudoun County Economic Development Advisory Committee; Morven Park’s President’s Council, and is an advisor to its Center for Civic Impact. She has also served on the boards of the Loudoun Free Clinic, the Loudoun Convention and Visitors Association (LCVA) and the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS). She loves to run every day on the treadmill.

It’s Back to School for Kids and Cyber Security Pros

Katie Sheldon Hammler
September 6, 2016

Leave no network behind: What private industry needs to know about preparing for NIST SP 800-171.

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Faster Time to Compliance: Discovering the “One Thing” at DoDIIS

Katie Sheldon Hammler
August 11, 2016

Whether you are responsible for protecting the world’s most secure networks, or you are in charge of compliance at a small regulated organization in the health care or financial sector, Xacta can help your firm focus on its “one thing,” faster time to compliance.

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Making Healthy Cyber Risk Choices for Your Organization

Katie Sheldon Hammler
July 26, 2016

IT GRC solutions may not offer a quick fix – just like eating a single kale leaf or doing one sit-up won’t make you healthy – and we shouldn’t expect them to. IT GRC is about resilience.

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Accelerating Secure and Compliant Cloud Deployment with AWS

Katie Sheldon Hammler
June 16, 2016

To learn more about accelerating secure and compliant cloud deployments, I invite you to download our white paper, and let us know how we can help your organization get to the cloud faster.

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Where are the Women in Cyber Security?

Katie Sheldon Hammler
May 11, 2016

Employing more women in cyber security fields could make our networks more secure, and our connected world a safer place.

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Launching Xacta AE 5.0 and Looking Back on 15 Years of Innovation

Katie Sheldon Hammler
April 7, 2016

Xacta AE 5.0 is a significant milestone in the history of the product, the first in the IT-GRC space. It’s the logical culmination of over 15 years of ongoing innovation to automate risk management and compliance.

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Recently at RSAC… and in a galaxy far, far away…

Katie Sheldon Hammler
March 14, 2016

Community and a common framework for understanding are the keys to technological achievement in risk management and security compliance.

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Governance, Risk and Compliance – A Market to be Thankful For

Katie Sheldon Hammler
December 8, 2015

The GRC market has dramatically grown since 2002. There are over 600 vendors providing solutions in 16 different categories. IT GRC is one of the fastest growing segments, according to GRC2020, and is the bedrock of cyber security.

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Effective Cyber Security through Discipline and Teamwork

Katie Sheldon Hammler
September 29, 2015

I recently attended the 2015 Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DoDIIS) Worldwide Conference in San Antonio.  It was an inspiring several days, led by Janice Glover-Jones, CIO at the Defense Intelligence Agency. What struck me the most was the emphasis on teamwork and new levels of integration through the

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