COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to being named #1 in the Cybersecurity 500 for the 2nd consecutive quarter, root9B's Chief Executive Officer Eric Hipkins issued the following statement:
"It's an honor to be #1 on the Cybersecurity 500 for the 2nd straight quarter. Cybersecurity Ventures does an exceptional job at analyzing the companies involved in this important space and providing a road map for organizations needing cybersecurity services.
"Organizations are recognizing the need for a new approach to attack the challenges facing the finance, retail, medical, and critical infrastructure sectors. Firewalls, security sensors, telemetry tools, and post-incident response protocols are no match for these challenges. root9B brings a disruptive shift to the current cybersecurity protocol: a human defender at the center of cyber defense, leveraging advanced technology, to meet and defeat an adversary. As the organization that first introduced proactive HUNT operations to the commercial sector, root9B has developed and refined its products and services necessary to enable the shift from the current over-reliance on automated passive technologies to a new defense model of true Manned Information Security.
"During the past quarter, we have entered into contractual engagements with forward thinking and progressive clients that recognize the critical need for a new approach. These new clients include a major financial institution, Department of Defense, a global retailer, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and a major university.
"This summer, we will debut our HUNT Certification curriculum in the commercial sector during several week-long courses in New York City and Charlotte, NC. These courses are designed to train, enhance, and elevate cyber professionals and threat analysts across several technical disciplines in defensive cyber operations. Our curriculum, combined with our DoD approach to HUNT, and the real-world cybersecurity operations experience shared by instructors, is the key differentiator for root9B's training.
"Cybersecurity is expected to grow into a $170+ Billion industry in the next five years. As more attention is paid to this vital space in the market, we are once again both honored and humbled to be the top global cybersecurity company on the Cybersecurity 500."
Based in Colorado Springs, CO, root9B is a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients. Combining cutting-edge technology, tactics development, specialty tools, and deep mission experience, root9B personnel leverage their extensive backgrounds in the U.S. Intelligence Community to conduct advanced vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, digital forensics, incident response, industrial control system (ICS) security, and active adversary pursuit (HUNT) engagements on networks worldwide. For more information, visit www.root9B.com.
About root9B Technologies, Inc.
root9B Technologies (OTCQB: RTNB) is a leading provider of Cybersecurity and Regulatory Risk Mitigation Services. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries root9B and IPSA International, root9B Technologies delivers results that improve productivity, mitigate risk and maximize profits. Its clients range in size from Fortune 100 companies to mid-sized and owner-managed businesses across a broad range of industries including local, state and government agencies. For more information, visit www.root9btechnologies.com.
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