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TalaTek Announces Merger Agreement with Cerberus

TalaTek, an integrated risk management firm, announced a definitive merger agreement with Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corporation, a cybersecurity consulting and managed services company.

Under the terms of the transaction, TalaTek is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cerberus Sentinel and will continue to focus on providing integrated risk management services to the federal government and private sector, including delivering risk assessments, IT audits, cybersecurity services and managed compliance services through its software-as-a-service TiGRIS platform, the first FedRAMP-authorized GRC solution.

With the new organizational structure, TalaTek president and founder, Baan Alsinawi is also a Managing Director for Cerberus Sentinel.

"With our strong growth trajectory, we expect the combination of TalaTek and Cerberus Sentinel to accelerate our progression of becoming a leading provider of risk management services for the federal government and small to mid-sized businesses," said Alsinawi. "Our people, processes and technology offer clients an unmatched option for delivering risk management services that are tied to business outcomes. Our holistic approach continues to set us apart from other firms; in fact, this is what attracted Cerberus to us."

"TalaTek is an excellent fit for the Cerberus portfolio of companies," said David Jemmett, CEO and founder of Cerberus Sentinel. "TalaTek's attractive model for managed security services and consulting services with a focus on the federal government and related security standards provides a clear and synergistic fit with our culture and business. Their technology, people and processes are second to none, and we look forward to growing our business through this valuable combination."

TalaTek continues to be based in northern Virginia and has plans to grow its staff of 25.

As part of its focus on serving both the federal government and the small to mid-size business (SMBs) market, TalaTek recently announced that it plans to add the necessary credentials to offer Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) assessment and certification services to help SMBs in their bid to become compliant with the Department of Defense's newly evolving standard.

TalaTek is a member of Authorized To Operate (ATO) on AWS, providing consulting services to organizations seeking to achieve FedRAMP and FISMA compliance. In addition, TalaTek's flagship managed compliance solution, the TalaTek intelligent Governance and Risk Integrated Solution (TiGRIS), is available as a managed service on the AWS Marketplace.

"TalaTek will further enable our differentiation in the marketplace.  We stand apart from our competition in that we offer unmatched expertise and experience developing strategies and implementing programs that best secure and protect client data," Jemmett added.

Alsinawi, co-managing director of the Girls in Tech, D.C. chapter, will continue to serve in this capacity as she looks to mentor local women who are interested in STEM careers and in providing leadership to grow the local chapter.

Published Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:02 AM by David Marshall
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