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Cyberthreats and the 2020 Presidential Election

Cyberthreats and the 2020 Presidential Election

Cyberthreats and the 2020 Presidential ElectionThe 2020 presidential election is right around the corner, and bad actors and foreign adversaries have been working to disrupt it with a barrage of cyberattacks.  In September, Microsoft warned that a Russian military...

Why Data Privacy Matters

Why Data Privacy Matters

Protecting data matters. What is your firm doing to safeguard your customers’ privacy? TalaTek can help organizations to address privacy and build a strong risk management program.

Why Diversity is Good for Cybersecurity

Why Diversity is Good for Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity field only benefits when differences are championed and put to good use. See TalaTek’s take on the need for diversity in cybersecurity.

TiGRIS from TalaTek is now available in AWS Marketplace

TiGRIS from TalaTek is now available in AWS Marketplace

– TalaTek, an integrated risk management firm, today announced that its flagship governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solution, the TalaTek intelligent Governance and Risk Integrated Solution (TiGRIS) is available for purchase in AWS Marketplace. Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers

Joshua Grove Named TalaTek CTO

Joshua Grove Named TalaTek CTO

Our legacy solution and our hardworking team has paved much of the way. Fully launching TiGRIS will take us from ‘grit to great.’ As a strategic leader at TalaTek, I’m committed to securing our future success.

New Director Touts ‘True Risk Management’

New Director Touts ‘True Risk Management’

As TalaTek’s new Director of Operations, Johann Dettweiler is responsible for coordinating all business functions, from human resources to production. Having served as security specialist and consultant, technical team lead, assessor, and …

TalaTek Achieves CMMC AB Registered Practitioner Organization Designation

TalaTek Achieves CMMC AB Registered Practitioner Organization Designation

TYSON’S CORNER, Va., December 14, 2020 – TalaTek, an integrated risk management firm, today announced that it has been recognized by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Accreditation Board (AB) as a Registered Practitioner Organization (RPO).

TalaTek Announces Merger Agreement with Cerberus

TalaTek Announces Merger Agreement with Cerberus

TalaTek Announces Merger Agreement with Cerberus FedRAMP-authorized risk management provider now a wholly owned subsidiary of Cerberus SentinelTYSONS CORNER, Va., July 21, 2020 – TalaTek, an integrated risk management firm, announced a definitive merger agreement with...

TalaTek Named a StateRAMP 3PAO Assessor

TalaTek Named a StateRAMP 3PAO Assessor

Company Extends Expertise to Enable State and Local Governments to Better Protect Data in the Cloud – TYSON’S CORNER, Va., February 18, 2021 – TalaTek, an integrated risk management firm, today announced that it is now a StateRAMP 3PAO (third-party assessment organization). As a StateRAMP assessor, TalaTek is helping to ensure cloud service providers (CSPs) that deliver services to state and local governments …

Cyberwarfare: How the U.S. Can Confront This New Reality

Cyberwarfare: How the U.S. Can Confront This New Reality

Cyberwarfare is the new frontier of international conflict. As a phenomenon, it is no more clearly defined than by the rising tensions between Iran and the US. In response to a rising number of attacks on federal workers by government-backed Iranian hackers, President Trump eliminated the Obama-era law against cyberwarfare to endow US federal security officials with the power to use computers as offensive weapons.

‘Tis the Season for Online Shopping & Cybercrime

‘Tis the Season for Online Shopping & Cybercrime

It’s the season for online holiday shopping and cybercrime. Baan Alsinawi, Founder and President of TalaTek, highlights several proactive measures online shoppers can take to stay safe, avoid hackers, and enjoy the holiday shopping experience.

The Yellow Brick Road to Risk Management

The Yellow Brick Road to Risk Management

Beginning the journey to risk management can be daunting, but protecting your business is worth every step. Most of us have seen the movie or read the book The Wizard of Oz. Dorothy Gale and her pals faced — and overcame — huge obstacles as they followed the yellow brick road toward the Emerald City. In today’s fast-paced world, organizations face a variety of obstacles as they try to grow their businesses. And they share a major hurdle with Dorothy …

StateRAMP: How state and local governments accelerate cloud adoption

StateRAMP: How state and local governments accelerate cloud adoption

Membership to StateRAMP, a nonprofit organization that will offer cloud security verification services to state and local governments, opens next month. Modeled after the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) and leveraging the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) 800-53 controls, StateRAMP aims to bring standardization and efficiency to cloud service providers (CSPs) and agencies alike.

TalaTek Named a StateRAMP 3PAO Assessor

TalaTek Named a StateRAMP 3PAO Assessor

TYSON’S CORNER, Va., February 18, 2021 – TalaTek, an integrated risk management firm, today announced that it is now a StateRAMP 3PAO (Third Party Assessment Organization). As a StateRAMP assessor, TalaTek is helping to ensure cloud service providers (CSPs) that deliver services to state and local governments meet a specific set of cybersecurity and data privacy guidelines. As part of the StateRAMP program, TalaTek …

Using AWS for compliance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Publication 1075

Using AWS for compliance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Publication 1075

Internal Revenue Service Publication 1075 (IRS 1075) provides guidance for US government agencies, agents, and contractors that access Federal Tax Information (FTI), to make sure they use policies, practices, controls, and safeguards to protect FTI confidentiality and integrity of FTI throughout its lifecycle. FTI consists of federal tax returns and return information, and may contain personally identifiable information (PII) such as the taxpayer’s identity, and the nature, source, or …

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