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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 …

New Bottleneck Emerges in DOD’s Contractor Cybersecurity Program, Concerning Assessors

New Bottleneck Emerges in DOD’s Contractor Cybersecurity Program, Concerning Assessors

Companies in line to become certified assessors for the Department of Defense‘s supply chain cybersecurity program are facing a new roadblock: Getting and passing an assessment of their own. There’s a bottleneck in licensing assessors under the DOD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), according to multiple organizations …

Taking Risks. Being A Woman & Entrepreneur In Cybersecurity

Taking Risks. Being A Woman & Entrepreneur In Cybersecurity

Baan Alsinawi, Managing Director of Cerberus Sentinel and President and CEO of TalaTek, started her company in 2006 and was the first entrepreneur in her family. She’s had many women in cyber help her along the way as role models and mentors, which is exactly why she’s giving back by initiating the DC chapter of Girls In Tech. Baan discusses with host Hillarie McClure how she started her company, what her clients’ compliance needs are, and how she wants to help young women …

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 …

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.

Trust Ourselves and be Courageous by Baan Alsinawi

Trust Ourselves and be Courageous by Baan Alsinawi

Managing Director at Cerberus Sentinel, Chief Compliance Officer and the President of TalaTek, Baan Alsinawi shares her cybersecurity journey from a teenager who wanted to understand computers and held several positions in IT from help desk to systems engineering and cybersecurity. Founding her own business focusing on compliance, Baan says she spends maybe only 20% of her day on technical tasks and that there is always so more to do. Finding the right …

How to Select a Cybersecurity Framework to Protect your Greatest Assets: People, Property and Data

How to Select a Cybersecurity Framework to Protect your Greatest Assets: People, Property and Data

A fact of doing business in today’s hyper-internet-connected world is the need for organizations, regardless of size or sector, to protect their enterprises against a constant onslaught of malicious actors, insider threats, and a slew of other cybersecurity risks. It’s more a matter of “when,” not “if” your organization will face an attack. Fortunately, cybersecurity frameworks have been developed that comprise best practices, standards, and guidelines designed to manage risks and combat these threats so you can protect your

It Only Takes One Weak Link to Create Unimaginable Consequences on Life in the U.S.

It Only Takes One Weak Link to Create Unimaginable Consequences on Life in the U.S.

Managing Director at Cerberus Sentinel, Chief Compliance Officer and the President of TalaTek, Baan Alsinawi shares her cybersecurity journey from a teenager who wanted to understand computers and held several positions in IT from help desk to systems engineering and cybersecurity. Founding her own business focusing on compliance, Baan says she spends maybe only 20% of her day on technical tasks and that there is always so more to do. Finding the right

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