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TalaTek has been a highly valuable advisor to our team. Led by Baan Alsinawi, TalaTek team members are professional, knowledgeable, and analytical. They have brought experience and perspective to support both the business and technical aspects of the creation of our information assurances processes and standards. TalaTek has been able to work around our changing requirements within our department and the organization overall. The team has been flexible and informative in each step of the delivery of its services while maintaining alignment with our budget. I would highly recommend working with TalaTek for information assurance and risk management projects.

Nicki Cartt

Associate Director, Center for Human Resource Research, Ohio State University

Staff Biographies

Baan Alsinawi

Baan Alsinawi

Baan Alsinawi is the founder and president of TalaTek, LLC. She has served in that capacity since 2006. Ms Alsinawi’s vision for TalaTek was the need for an integrated platform that could both control security and minimize risk, and which could be implemented to ensure compliance by agencies and ... Read More

Maureen Aubrey

Maureen Aubrey

Maureen Aubrey has more than 20 years of network and information technology experience, and has served in various capacities from managing networks and implementation teams to supporting special project teams in deploying leading-edge ... Read More

Johann Dettweiler

Johann Dettweiler

Johann Dettweiler is an IT security specialist with more than six years experience in the field, specializing in the Security Authorization phases outlined in NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-37. He excels in the areas of risk assessment, strategic planning and problem solving. Mr. Dettweiler is also an experienced project manager, having managed and completed hundreds ... Read More

Joshua Grove

Joshua Grove

Joshua Grove is an Information Assurance Consultant and Project Manager at TalaTek, LLC. He completed a Masters in Distributed Intelligent Systems at Saint-Petersburg State Polytechnical University in Russia, where he wrote his dissertation on using artificial neural networks to forecast audit results. Mr. Grove has more than four years of experience conducting C&As, ST&Es, and other forms of Information Assurance audits and reviews on ... Read More

Mollie Jewell

Mollie Jewell

Mollie Jewell has been a senior security consultant with TalaTek since its inception. Her extensive, IT background includes working with academic and financial clients, as well as an in-depth background working in IT with both the military and civilian branches of the federal government. Ms. Jewell’s experience includes information assurance, software development, project oversight, developing templates for risk management lifecycles based ... Read More

Jill Lauterborn

Jill Lauterborn

Jill Lauterborn is a TalaTek Quality Assurance Consultant and Technical Writer with 25 years’ experience in publishing, financial editing and technical writing. Her employers and clients have included JPMorgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, SAIC, Miller Freeman, Veterans Affairs, the Centers for Disease Control and Read More

Kilani Paulik

Kilani Paulik

Kilani Paulik is an IT security specialist with more than 15 years of IT experience across diverse environments ranging from federal, corporate and start-up, to non-profit and higher education. Her foundation in NIST standards and other Federal IT security guidelines informs her work with the Talatek continuous monitoring process and Read More

Ken Russman

Ken Russman

Ken Russman is a Senior Project Manager and holds Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications. He began his career in 1985 as a hardware and software test engineer, then moved into the roles of research and design engineer and software engineer. Mr. Russman began managing projects in 1994 before starting his technical and operations management career in Read More

Diane Weeks

Diane Weeks

Diane Weeks is a TalaTek Information Assurance consultant and Project Manager. She is C&A-certified and her background includes IT in the communications and publishing industries. Ms. Weeks extensive IT experience includes 26 years at the Washington Post working in the newsroom’s IT department as a liaison between the reporters and editors and ... Read More

Madeline Weeks

Madeline Weeks

Madeline joined the TalaTek team in February 2013. As the inaugural member of the TalaTek Professional Development in Cybersecurity Program, Madeline is participating in an extensive, two-part Cybersecurity training program, consisting of internal training with TalaTek team members and external training for CompTIA Security+ certification. She is also ... Read More

Safwat Zaman

Safwat Zaman

Safwat Zaman is an experienced security control analyst with more than eight years of experience providing security consulting, with a solid understanding of designing and implementing secure high-availability cloud and non-cloud infrastructures, industry best practices, and information ... Read More

Donny Wadyka

Donny Wadyka

Donny Wadyka is an Information Security Consultant at TalaTek, LLC. As an experienced information security analyst, he brings more than 10 years of skill planning, developing, operating, and managing major IT security program tools, such as intrusion detection system (IDS), web proxy, network/web application scanning, and incident response tools. For 16 years, Mr. Wadyka worked in IT at ... Read More