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Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan

Mr. Sullivan is Director, Xacta Support Service which includes planning and deploying Software as a Service (SaaS) for Telos Xacta Suite in the cloud. He holds a MS, BS and AAS in Information Systems and over 21 years of experience in security policy, technical and management of information systems technology and security. His security and technology certifications includes CISSP, CEH, CHFI and Azure and AWS Cloud.  He has held USAF positions as base ISSM, EMSEC, COMPUSEC and COMSEC Managers and USAF, NAVY, Intelligence Community C&A/A&A practitioner following FedRAMP, CNSSI 1253, DCID 6/3, RMF, DIACAP, DITSCAP. Mr. Sullivan is also part-time Faculty at Middle Georgia State University and member of their Center for Cybersecurity Education and Applied Research (CCEAR), member of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² Chapter Advisory Committee and Co-Founder and Past President, current Membership chair for the (ISC)² Middle Georgia Chapter.

Keys to an Effective RMF Transition – Lessons Learned from the Intelligence Community

Patrick Sullivan
April 19, 2016

With fewer resources, tighter budgets, and requirements accumulating, it is imperative that organizations use available experience and tools to effectively implement the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and understand how it fits into the bigger organizational picture.

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Transitioning to the Risk Management Framework: Potential Challenges

Patrick Sullivan
March 31, 2016

As happens with any major change, the transition to NIST’s Risk Management Framework (RMF) has the potential for presenting challenges to the organizations involved.

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