Contributor Biography

Home  /  Blogs  /  Contributors  /  Contributor Biography
Rick Tracy

Richard Tracy

Richard Tracy joined the Telos in October 1986 and held a number of management positions within the company’s New Jersey operation. In February 1996, he was promoted to vice president of the Telos information security group and in this capacity established a formidable information security consulting practice. In February 2000, Rick was promoted to senior vice president for operations. Since that time, Rick has pioneered the development of innovative and highly scalable enterprise risk management technologies that have become industry-leading solutions within the federal government and the financial services verticals. He is the principal inventor listed on four patents and seven patents pending for Xacta IA Manager. He assumed the role of chief security officer in 2004.

Xacta.io: The Next Step in our Innovation Journey

Rick Tracy
September 10, 2018

Recently, Telos announced Xacta.io – our next-generation cyber risk management solution that leverages  cutting-edge technologies to ensure massive scalability, ease of access to more types of data at hyper scale, and the ability to deploy in the cloud, on premises, or in a hybrid environment.

Continue Reading ...

The Quest for Continuous ATO

Rick Tracy
June 18, 2018

Download the new case study from AWS and Telos featuring the U.S. Intelligence Community

Continue Reading ...

Mark Zuckerberg Opens a Door for Greater Privacy Protection

Rick Tracy
May 2, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge to make GDPR information available to all Facebook users may open the floodgates to more data-privacy legislation.

Continue Reading ...

Xacta 360 Offers an Easy Button for Upgrading to New Versions of NIST SP 800-53

Rick Tracy
December 12, 2017

News of a new version of NIST SP 800-53 is enough to make many information security professionals want to cry.  The truth is, this upgrade process can be painful when performed manually via spreadsheets, and is magnified based on the number of systems that need to be upgraded.

Continue Reading ...

Q&A with NIST’s Matt Barrett on CSF Adoption

Rick Tracy
November 29, 2017

To learn more about the adoption rates of the CSF since its introduction in 2014, Rick Tracy spoke with Matt Barrett, Program Manager for the NIST CSF.

Continue Reading ...

The NIST CSF and the Freedom of Flexibility

Rick Tracy
October 12, 2017

The CSF isn’t linear and it’s not static; it is a living, breathing framework that is constantly evolving. For so many companies and organizations it’s pivotal to have a framework that evolves as the organization does, so that your risk management process and security infrastructure can adapt to changes and remain strong.

Continue Reading ...

A Tale of Two Frameworks: The NIST CSF and NIST RMF Are Not the Same

Rick Tracy
May 18, 2017

One of the most important aspects of the new Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) is also the aspect of the order causing the most confusion.

Continue Reading ...

Encouraging NIST CSF Adoption with Automation

Rick Tracy
May 3, 2017

Automation has a critical role to play when operationalizing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). Emerging tools can help organizations embrace the CSF without spending heavily to meet compliance requirements. This will further reduce barriers to deploying the CSF, increasing the number of “native speakers” and continuing a sea change in

Continue Reading ...

The Next Chapter of Compliance – To the Cloud!

Rick Tracy
November 29, 2016

The next chapter of IT security and risk compliance management, is compliance in the cloud.

Continue Reading ...

Easing the CSF Implementation Burden with Xacta

Rick Tracy
November 7, 2016

Cyber risk management is a complex business process requiring extensive explanation and guidance. However, many companies do not have the time or expertise necessary to understand, implement, and operationalize such frameworks.

Continue Reading ...