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Stephen Horvath

Stephen Horvath

Joining Telos in 2006, Steve Horvath established a new model for providing professional services in support of the company’s Xacta risk management platform.  He currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Cloud with a focus on long-term strategic partnerships and solutions spanning the company’s breadth of offerings.  With over 20 years practical experience in the information security domain, Steve is considered an expert in risk and compliance for information technology.  He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and maintains both Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications.

Hyperscale Security Data for Continuous Risk Monitoring

Stephen Horvath
June 6, 2019

If you’re planning to attend AWS PSS DC next week, I hope you’ll join us for our session. It will be a technical conversation on how the exponential growth of data, and other challenges drove the development of the new framework and architecture of Xacta.io.

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NIST RMF Workshop: Approaches to SDLC Risk Management

Stephen Horvath
September 28, 2017

The software development life cycle (SDLC) is a considerable topic of conversation as it relates to cybersecurity.  In fact, many features of our Xacta 360 product have been built to aid developers in understanding exactly what information assurance controls they are responsible to comply with as they build systems that will be deployed in the federal government.

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IT Industry Says of the Cloud: Look What We Can Do, Securely.

Stephen Horvath
January 24, 2017

My perspective on the cloud has shifted. I have admiration and respect for organizations like AWS that have defined a market by making the incredible achievable – not by selling a solution, but by promoting the idea that individuals can invent incredible things, and giving them the platform to do so.

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Cloud Compliance at AWS Public Sector Summit 2016

Stephen Horvath
June 14, 2016

Telos and AWS can help streamline the cloud compliance process by dramatically reducing controls documentation and validation. Faster to cloud, means faster to mission, production, and value.

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Pen-testing Security Solutions Is as Valuable as Pen-testing Security Environments

Stephen Horvath
May 25, 2016

Pen-testing is just as valuable for vetting an IT security offering as it is for vetting the security of an IT environment.

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Tomorrow’s Cyber Problem

Stephen Horvath
July 13, 2015

In a world where breaches are commonplace, it’s imperative that we develop solutions to verify the integrity and authenticity of data and information.

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Effective cyber defense is more about mindset than budget

Stephen Horvath
March 19, 2015

Implementing an effective cyber defense program is not out of reach for small to medium sized organizations. More important than size of budget, is having the correct mindset and processes for training security professionals, preventing attacks, and responding appropriately when, not if, they occur.

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