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Hugh Barrett

Hugh Barrett

Hugh Barrett is vice president of technical solutions for Telos Corporation. He has worked closely with Telos customers in the Intelligence Community, Federal Civilian and DoD for over fifteen years, and has dedicated much of the past four years to consulting and product development in support of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) transition. He is chief architect of Xacta Continuum™ for automating key tasks in continuous monitoring, and directs development efforts for the Xacta Assessment Engine for A&A automation.

Hugh is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP). He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from the State University of NY College at Brockport.

AWS Public Sector Summit Recap

Hugh Barrett
June 29, 2016

Telos and AWS can help streamline the cloud compliance process in any organization looking to move to the cloud by reducing controls documentation and validation – by anywhere from 20 to 50%.

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The Inevitability of Change – Transitioning to the NIST Risk Management Framework

Hugh Barrett
June 30, 2014

The information security field has gone through a number of significant changes in its processes and technologies over the past 20 years. Change can be hard — but sometimes change has a long-term benefit that isn’t obvious at first. The latest change in the DoD infosec environment is the transition from DIACAP to the NIST risk management framework announced last March.

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The HeartBleed Data Call: Were You Ready?

Hugh Barrett
May 6, 2014

Installing agents on your workstations and servers is the most efficient and reliable way to understand asset configuration, which is essential for determining susceptibility to vulnerabilities such as HeartBleed.

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