INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rook Security, a managed threat response force that anticipates, manages and eliminates threats, today announced that founder and CEO J.J. Thompson was selected as a member of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2016 Forty Under 40. A reception recognizing the Forty Under 40 honorees will take place on Tuesday, February 9, at the Skyline Club.
A committee of IBJ staff members and prior Forty Under 40 honorees had the difficult task of choosing the 24th Forty Under 40 class with over 200 nominations made by readers and IBJ staff. New members of the Forty Under 40 are chosen for the success he or she has achieved in their chosen field, their accomplishments in the community and the likelihood that the nominee will stay in Indianapolis to build on those achievements.
In the last two years, Rook Security scaled from 18 full-time employees to a work force of 62 employees – the majority of which graduated from IT programs taught at local universities. In addition to monitoring and defending their clients against cyber threats that could compromise sensitive company information, Rook Security has spent the last several years aiding and collaborating with state, local and federal agencies to improve the readiness of the State of Indiana and its businesses to have the right tools and processes in place to defend against cyber attacks on critical infrastructure.
“Individuals chosen for the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 are selected for their exceptional talent and contributions to their chosen field, as well as the Indianapolis community,” said Greg Morris, Publisher, IBJ. “The 2016 class of Forty Under 40 should feel proud of their achievements, and we look forward to the good works they will perform in the future.”
“Rook Security’s ongoing success is very rewarding, and I am grateful that we have been able to utilize this momentum to help my home state in its efforts to become more secure through information sharing and creating synergy between talented people,” said J.J. Thompson, CEO, Rook Security. “As for our company, I credit our incredibly talented, homegrown team of cybersecurity experts and consultants for making Rook Security one of the top 10 fastest-growing security firms in the nation. We look forward to many more years of service to Indiana, and to equipping the next generation of security talent that our community produces.”
J.J.’s recognition is the latest in a recent series of accolades recognizing Rook Security’s business achievements. In 2015, J.J. was named as one of Junior Achievement of Central Indiana’s ‘Best and Brightest.’ In the same year, Rook Security was recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal as the second-fastest growing company in Indianapolis. In 2014, Rook Security earned a coveted spot on the renowned Inc. 500 to make it the No. 9 fastest-growing privately held security company in the United States.
About Rook Security
Rook Security is a managed threat response force that anticipates, manages, and eliminates 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. For more information, join us on Twitter @RookSecurity, Facebook, or www.rooksecurity.com.
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