Kearney & Company

Founded in 1985, Kearney is the premier CPA firm focused exclusively on the Federal Government, providing services across the financial management spectrum. Kearney has helped the Federal Government improve its financial operations’ overall effectiveness and efficiency; increase its level of accountability and compliance with laws, regulations, and guidance; and protect its funds from fraud, waste, and abuse.

Serving the Federal Government requires Kearney to comply with Federal contracting requirements regarding information system security, specifically DFARS 252.204.700/NIST 800-171. Kearney engaged TalaTek’s expertise in risk management to independently evaluate its internal data-handling practices against NIST SP 800-171’s guidance for safeguarding Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). To complete the assessment, TalaTek’s technical analysts reviewed Kearney’s existing environment and offered recommendations to further ensure Kearney’s assets, data, and resources remain compliant and provided policy and procedural documentation in accordance with NIST SP 800-171 requirements.

“TalaTek’s record of identifying risk and solutions made it the clear choice for this important project. The team compiled a thorough picture of how we process, store, and transmit CUI, then recommended mitigations and developed policies we can easily integrate into our current approach to security. TalaTek gave us a pathway to continued compliance, one that ensures our client data is protected.”

Phillip Moore, IT Assurance and Cyber Services Lead
Kearney & Company