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Gianna Price

Gianna Price

Gianna Price joined Telos in 2018 as an Xacta® solutions architect and serves as a cybersecurity subject matter expert. She is a skilled specialist with 17 years of experience – 15 of which she spent in Department of Defense information assurance and cybersecurity. Gianna works directly with customers, providing expertise in cybersecurity program development, the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) and their implications in operational environments.

Keep OPSEC Front and Center, Even When Working from Home

Gianna Price
April 22, 2020

During these critical times we are pushed to our limit.  Our accomplishments and shortcomings are valid and should be acknowledged.  However, before you post on the internet, I encourage all of you to remember OPSEC — the protection of unclassified information that could be interpreted or pieced together to derive critical information in time to be useful to adversaries.  

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Five Things You Should Do While You’re Waiting for CMMC

Gianna Price
March 2, 2020

Take a breath, DIB community. There’s time to prepare. 

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The Past, Present and Potential Future of the NIST RMF

Gianna Price
November 22, 2019

Recently I had the opportunity to co-present a webinar with my colleague Steve Horvath, titled: The RMF is Dead. Long Live the RMF! 

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Does the CMMC Solve the Problem, or Simply Distribute Liability?

Gianna Price
September 25, 2019

It’s time for the public and private sectors to take a strategic pause as we digest the existing frameworks and determine what is and isn’t working before adding a new burden on both communities.

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Reciprocity: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Gianna Price
August 22, 2019

There is a lot of buzz around the Defense Information Systems Agency’s recent announcement that permits DoD mission partners and service components to host DoD Impact Level 2 data in FedRAMP-authorized (Moderate Baseline) cloud environments without waiting for an explicit DoD-written authorization. 

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What Does the RMF Prepare Step Mean for Security and Compliance Practitioners?

Gianna Price
April 15, 2019

Last week, Xacta® solutions architect Gianna Price presented alongside her colleague, VP of strategy and vision Steve Horvath, about the revised NIST RMF and its Prepare step.

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The Irony of RMF Step 0

Gianna Price
February 13, 2019

In my previous post, I mentioned the addition of the Prepare step, often referred to as Step 0, in the revised NIST SP 800-37 Risk Management Framework, a.k.a. RMF 2.0. The Prepare step, which aligns with the core of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, expands the conversation from system-focused vulnerability management into organizational risk management.  

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RMF 2.0: Are you “Prepare’d”?

Gianna Price
January 24, 2019

The updated framework does a great job emphasizing organizational risk management, but the first step (literally) is being prepared.

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