Rook Security Reaches New Heights in 2014 As Company Heats Up Managed Security and Advisory Services Landscape

Proprietary Solution Integration and Business-Led Approach Protects Rook Security’s Clients Against Persistent Cyberthreats

INDIANAPOLIS--()--Rook Security, a provider of global IT security solutions protecting sensitive data against dynamic, emerging threats, today announced exceptional success and growth in the 2014 fiscal year, marked by key talent retention and expanded service capabilities. New business bookings and a bold rebranding initiative generated 70 percent year-over-year revenue growth, allowing the company to nearly triple its work force in 2014.

Business and Talent Growth

In August, Rook Security earned a coveted spot on the renowned Inc. 500 list after achieving 942.3 percent revenue growth between 2010 and 2013. In addition to achieving the No. 500 spot on the overall Inc. 500 list, making it the No. 9 fastest-growing privately held security company in the United States, Rook Security was also recognized by TechPoint as the fastest-growing technology company in Indiana.

Business growth over the course of 2014 attracted top talent across disciplines including security, sales and marketing. By the end of the calendar year, Rook Security had grown from a company of 20 to a workforce of 53.

Rook Security made significant enhancements to its advisory services, strengthening its regulatory auditing consultancy by adding PCI, HIPAA and financial regulatory expertise. Shortly thereafter, Rook Security successfully completed the PCI Security Standards Council Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) Company testing process, enabling the company to perform Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) assessments.

New Identity, New Offices

Founded as Rook Consulting in 2008, the company was renamed Rook Security in 2014 to accurately reflect its full range of service offerings, including managed security and solution integration.

In May, Rook Security quadrupled its existing office space in downtown Indianapolis. The state-of-the-art headquarters features a host of physical and digital security measures to ensure 24/7 uptime in the Security Operations Center, which monitors global cyberthreats for Rook Security’s international client roster. In November, a second office was opened in Carmel, Indiana, as a workspace for the company’s growing sales and marketing team.

Additional Industry Accolades

In addition to the commendations presented by Inc. Magazine and TechPoint, several other institutions recognized Rook Security for its success over the course of the year:

  • Rook Security was honored by the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) and the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) as one of the 2014 Indiana Companies to Watch.
  • Rook Security was selected by the 2014 TechPoint Mira Awards as an “Emerging Tech Company of the Year” finalist.
  • Rook Security was recognized as “Most Innovative Managed Security Service” at the 2014 Golden Bridge Awards.
  • CEO J.J. Thompson was named a finalist in the 2014 Indy’s Best and Brightest award program for his contributions and achievements in the Indiana business community.

The Year Ahead

“At Rook Security, we believe good IT security posture is an ongoing business initiative, and we encourage our clients to treat it as such,” said J.J. Thompson, CEO, Rook Security. “With this in mind, we will continue to improve our clients’ ability to protect their data by introducing several new business initiatives of our own in 2015. These initiatives will open the door to new technologies and service offerings, challenging the status quo of traditional IT security and maximizing business value.”

About Rook Security

Rook Security is a provider of global IT security solutions protecting sensitive data against dynamic, emerging threats. Rook’s advisory and managed security services deliver visibility, intelligence, and response® in security operations to overcome the complex problems that continue to plague most organizations. As an integrated extension of their internal team, Rook helps organizations achieve a mature security and risk management program. Rook's advisory and managed security services have helped to improve the way organizations from start-ups to Fortune 100 firms protect their data and manage their risk.

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Voce Communications for Rook Security
Doug De Orchis, 617-897-8259

Release Summary

Cybersecurity company Rook Security reaches new heights after a year of exceptional growth and success in 2014.


Voce Communications for Rook Security
Doug De Orchis, 617-897-8259