KNOXVILLE, Tenn., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, was named to Cybersecurity Ventures' Q1 2017 edition of the Cybersecurity 500, a global compilation of leading cybersecurity solutions and services companies.
Sword & Shield Enterprise Security was one of only two Tennessee-based firms to make the list.
According to Cybersecurity Ventures, the Cybersecurity 500 creates awareness and recognition for the most innovative cybersecurity companies of all types, regardless of size. The list is based on feedback from industry influencers, CISOs, IT security practitioners and technology service providers, as well as activity in the cybersecurity field such as events and news generation.
Cybersecurity Ventures Editor-in-Chief Steve Morgan says his team feels its audience of cyber and IT security decision makers and influencers are more interested in knowing which information security companies bring true value to their clients.
"They already know who the biggest vendors are," says Morgan. "Instead, we give a nod to the hottest and most innovative companies."
"We're honored to be included on the Cybersecurity 500 as it's based on merit, as opposed to just number of employees or revenue," said John McNeely, president and CEO of Sword & Shield Enterprise Security. "We feel this is a testament to the service we provide our clients on a daily basis, and the effort we put into staying at the forefront of security developments on their behalf."
The Cybersecurity 500 is published by Cybersecurity Ventures, the world's leading researcher and publisher of reports covering global cybercrime damage projections, cybersecurity spending forecasts and cybersecurity employment figures. Cybersecurity Ventures publishes a new edition of the Cybersecurity 500 each quarter. The revised quarterly editions have new companies coming on the list, others dropping off, and changes to the listing order, to accurately reflect the current hottest and most innovative companies.
To see the complete Cybersecurity 500 list, visit http://cybersecurityventures.com/cybersecurity-500-list/.
About Sword & Shield Enterprise Security
Protecting critical data for 20 years, Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc. is a nationally recognized cybersecurity provider with solutions designed to meet the needs of a dynamic security and compliance landscape. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sword & Shield specializes in security, risk and compliance assessment, managed security services, enterprise security consulting, security incident response and forensics, and technical solutions. Sword & Shield services a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, retail, legal, banking and finance, manufacturing, and the public sector.
In 2016, Sword & Shield hosted the inaugural Edge Security Conference, EDGE2016, a world-class cybersecurity conference where complex business problems meet real world solutions. The second annual Edge Security Conference, EDGE2017, will take place on Oct. 17-18, 2017 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Early registration is available now through March 31, 2017. To learn more about EDGE2017 and to sign up, visit https://edgesecurityconference.com/.
For more information about Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, visit https://www.swordshield.com/.
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