Delta Risk: Bridging the Gap in Modern Cybersecurity
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Delta Risk: Bridging the Gap in Modern Cybersecurity

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Richard Burke, Vice President of Public Sector, Delta RiskRichard Burke, Vice President of Public Sector
The growing reliance on cloud computing, along with a never-ending stream of new threats and adversaries, has created a soaring demand for more sophisticated cybersecurity skills, services, and solutions. These challenges are especially problematic for public sector agencies that are already competing with the private sector for talent to protect their networks and valuable data.

Delta Risk, a full-service cybersecurity firm with expertise delivering both professional services and managed security services, has stepped in to bridge this gap. Richard Burke, Delta Risk’s Vice President of Public Sector, states, “Our cybersecurity team is comprised of seasoned professionals who’ve gained experience in the most challenging cyber ecosystems, including the military, law enforcement, and intelligence communities.” This experience, combined with the support that the company provides to commercial banks, health care providers, and energy companies, has enhanced Delta Risk’s familiarity with the tactics, techniques, and procedures of cyber adversaries operating against both public and private organizations. It also enables Delta Risk to identify an organization’s most likely and most dangerous pain points.

According to Burke, Delta Risk leverages the expertise of its cyber analysts to provide independent third-party assessments for public sector agencies at the federal, state, and local level. These assessments, both technical and non-technical, include penetration tests, remote vulnerability assessments, red team exercises, and compliance checks against NIST and ISO best practices.

Other vital support that Delta Risk provides many of its public sector clients centers on testing their incident response (IR) plans and then adapting and improving those plans to match best practices.


Delta Risk leverages its cyber experience with military, intelligence, and law enforcement organizations to support government agencies

Surprisingly, most organizations haven’t fully developed or validated their IR plan. When disaster strikes, however, a well-tested plan is crucial. Delta Risk ensures that clients’ IR plans are current and effective based on a myriad of real-world situations.

“We also invest significantly in programs focused on testing, validating and improving an organization’s IR plan,” adds Burke. “We make sure that when an incident occurs, individual people are confident in the actions they need to make to respond effectively.” Burke also notes that he has seen a steady increase in the number of organizations that have migrated to the cloud. They often require an independent assessment of their cloud environments to determine if they’re properly configured, as well as 24x7 monitoring of cloud applications and infrastructure.

To meet these requests, Delta Risk offers a practical solution to address the limited supply of cyber talent in today’s market. Burke states, “Our security operations center (SOC) offers managed security services and expert staff for organizations that need 24x7 robust security but lack the means to find or hire enough professionals necessary to protect their organization.”

Delta Risk leverages its strong military and intelligence community heritage to staff its SOC with seasoned professionals with high-level security clearances, all of whom live in the U.S. and operate in a U.S.-based facility. Delta Risk’s SOC is primed to support smaller public sector agencies that may find it difficult to recruit and retain cyber talent.

Today, with a strong footprint in Texas, metro Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, Delta Risk covers some of the most strategic locations in the U.S. These locations have enhanced the company’s ability to recruit and retain cyber professionals. Delta Risk brings innovation and new capabilities to the table for its public sector clients and continues to expand its technical solutions as well as its team of cybersecurity experts.