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 meet a specific set of cybersecurity and data privacy guidelines.

As part of the StateRAMP program, TalaTek can help state and local governments to achieve StateRAMP compliance by providing continuous monitoring and assessment and advisory services.

Rolled out earlier this year, StateRAMP provides a common method to cloud security for states by ensuring a “do once, serve many” approach for contractors that do business with state governments. StateRAMP stores, maintains, and publishes the security status of CSPs and offers states and municipalities a centralized source to access CSP cybersecurity certifications along with status updates and compliance changes. StateRAMP, which is based on the federal compliance standard, FedRAMP, is available to all states and local governments for verification and continuous monitoring reporting.

“We are thrilled to extend our 3PAO credentials to now include StateRAMP and are looking forward to helping CSPs and state and local agencies meet their compliance goals,” said Baan Alsinawi, TalaTek founder and president. “StateRAMP is an important tool for filling the gap for state and local governments that allows them to take advantage of a rigorous security program to protect data in the cloud. It comes at an ideal time, especially as state and local governments are battling escalating cyber threats, such as ransomware.”

TalaTek’s StateRAMP status as a 3PAO follows on its FedRAMP-accredited designation as a 3PAO from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).

TalaTek utilizes its  TalaTek Intelligent Government and Risk Integration Solution (TiGRIS) to automate and simplify the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) process for third-party cloud providers, business and government, using a holistic approach to continuous monitoring through its FedRAMP-authorized Software as a Service (SaaS) offering.  

The SaaS offering combines proven processes with GRC experts and FedRAMP-authorized technology to deliver enhanced enterprise visibility and better control of risk.

About StateRAMP

StateRAMP is a nonprofit organization governed by a majority of state and local government officials who adopt policies that guide the security verification requirements and process. StateRAMP provides a common method for cloud security for states and a “do once, serve many” approach for contractors. StateRAMP is available for all states and local governments to utilize at no cost for verification and continuous monitoring reporting.

About TalaTek

TalaTek, a CISO Global company, delivers governance, risk and compliance solutions with a focus on people, processes and technology. By defining governance through risk and compliance goals that are tied to business outcomes, the cybersecurity firm provides a secure foundation to strategically protect an organization’s data and meet ever-expanding regulatory compliance and audit requirements. Through TiGRIS, a  FedRAMP-authorized software as a service, TalaTek simplifies GRC for business and government. Visit www.talatek.com for more information, and follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Janet Brumfield


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