OPSWAT Named Tech Company of the Year

OPSWAT was named “Tech Company of the Year” in the 18th Annual Tech Awards hosted by Tampa Bay Tech, a local nonprofit technology council engaging and uniting the local technology community for over 20 years.

OPSWAT was nominated for the advances it has made in Tampa Bay in 2021. As Tampa has become nationally renowned for becoming a growing technology and cybersecurity hub, OPSWAT has drawn international attention to the region through its global growth and relocation of its headquarters to Tampa in January. Additionally, with the talent shortage increasingly prevalent with a marked increase in high-profile cyberattacks against critical infrastructure sectors, OPSWAT offers innovative technology solutions to protect these industries and the opportunity for professionals to become a part of its mission of protecting the world’s most critical infrastructure from malware and zero-day attacks and grow their careers in the cybersecurity space through extensive Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) cybersecurity training.

Since establishing its Tampa flagship office, OPSWAT has tapped into both the local and national talent pool, experiencing 200% employee growth in the Tampa office alone and nearly 40% overall company growth since January 2021.

Through its comprehensive portfolio of critical infrastructure cybersecurity solutions – from web application security to network security, to malware analysis to solutions that govern and secure data or device transfer for segmented and air-gapped network environments – OPSWAT knows what it takes to protect IT and Operational Technology (OT) environments from the evolving threat landscape. Its recent $125 million investment from Brighton Park Capital and acquisitions of Bayshore Networks and SNDBOX is a testament to the organization’s commitment to constant innovation in its technology solutions and operational success in the region and around the globe.

In an interview with the St. Pete Catalyst, Stephen Gorham, CIO and Head of Global Operations, said, “We are humbled to receive this recognition. What truly makes OPSWAT unique is our mission to protect critical infrastructure. These are technology solutions that protect over 1,500 customers. When you think about the challenge OPSWAT solves, we are truly protecting security for infrastructure that impacts things we do every day – your drinking water, the electricity for our home, the hospitals.”

The Tampa Bay Tech awards program aims to recognize local organizations and their collaboration and contributions to the tech community, as well as create an opportunity to celebrate the hard work of these organizations and gain inspiration from their achievements. The Annual Tampa Bay Tech Awards received nearly 100 nominations this year, and OPSWAT was honored to share this category with Digital Hands and Nextech.

For more news and thought leadership on how OPSWAT is protecting the world’s critical infrastructure, visit our blog.

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