Totem™ 4.5 Features & Updates

Totem 4.5 dashboard interface

Totem Technologies is excited to announce that all software customers have been upgraded to the next major release of our Totem™ Cybersecurity Compliance Management tool, Version 4.5! Totem™ 4.5 is full of new enhancements that will make managing your compliance with DFARS 252.204-7012, NIST 800-171, and CMMC even easier. Significant improvements were made to the following areas of the tool:

  • Control Status
  • POA&M
  • Inventory

If you would like to request a demo + free 30-day trial of Totem™, you can do so at the end of this announcement.

Control Status Improvements

With the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) version 2.0 now aligning with NIST 800-171, you only need to select the CMMC Assessment Type to view all associated NIST 800-171 controls:

CMMC Assessment Type toggle dropdown
DoD 800-171 Assessment Methodology Assessment Type removed

Additionally, the Control IDs and their Descriptions have all been updated to align with the new CMMC 2.0 model:

NIST 800-171 Control IDs
All Control IDs now reflect new CMMC 2.0 naming convention

Filtering Control IDs is now easier with the introduction of a new filtering tool. NOTE: a bug was discovered that prevents users from seeing the Control ID filtering tool if they are running the August 5th, 2022 LastPass browser extension. Totem is tracking this issue, and more information can be found on our Knowledge Base.

Control ID filter
Control ID filtering tool

A new Shared Responsibilities field has been added, where you can describe how your organization shares responsibilities of a given control with an External Service Provider (ESP) or other entity:

Shared Responsibilities field
Shared Responsibilities field
Shared Responsibilities modal
Shared Responsibilities modal

Other updates to Control Status include:

  • Global search feature now much easier to use
  • All supplemental guidance elements updated
  • All CMMC v1.0 .997, .998 and .999 controls removed

POA&M Improvements

A new Start Date field has been added to the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) page, allowing you to specify when CAP steps begin in addition to their estimated completion date:

CAP new start date
New Start Date field

Users now also have the ability to view a graphical depiction of their CAPs in the form of a Gantt Chart:

Gantt Chart button
Gantt Chart button once CAP is created
Corrective Action Plan Gantt Chart display
Gantt Chart for all created CAPs

Additionally, users now are able to delete CAPs if they wish:

Delete CAP
Delete CAP option

Other updates to POA&M include:

  • Responsible Entity field now preserved and can be selected across multiple CAP steps

Inventory Improvements

Users can now expect a much smoother interface within the CUI Inventory, including less scrolling and the information lifecycle characterization steps built in:

CUI Inventory
CUI Inventory interface
CUI Lifecycle
Information lifecycle characterization steps pre-loaded into CUI Inventory

A Hardware Assets feature has now been added, allowing users to maintain their hardware inventory within Totem™:

Hardware Inventory
Hardware Assets feature in Inventory
Edit Hardware Asset
Hardware Asset details

Other Improvements

Finally, other improvements introduced in Totem™ 4.5 include:

  • Audit log times now interpreted correctly
  • Updated Resources interface along with new tools and templates added
  • Security fixes
  • Bug fixes

We have been listening to your feedback and working hard to incorporate all these new features and updates into the tool. We hope that you enjoy Totem™ 4.5!

— The Totem Team

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