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Ethical hackers move firm's HQ to Sarasota

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SARASOTA — Bloomington, Ind.-based cyber security consulting and software firm Cyber Ninjas plans to move to Sarasota and eventually hire up to 10 employees.

The Economic Development Corp. of Sarasota County assisted Cyber Ninjas with the relocation decision, according to a release. The EDC didn't provide any incentives for the relocation, only information assistance.

Cyber Ninjas, the release states, helps companies incorporate cyber security into all its systems through education, policy and process development. The firm also offers ethical hacking — where it simulates what an attacker would do to an application in order to discover security issues before a problem. The firm, which offers live classes and one-on-one cyber mentoring, plans to hire eight to 10 employees after two years in Sarasota, the release states.

“Sarasota is a great place to live, which will help us attract and retain top employees,” Cyber Ninjas CEO and Principal Consultant Doug Logan says in the statement. “Its proximity to both the Sarasota and Tampa airports will also allow our consultants to spend less time traveling, and more time in paradise.”

Logan's experience in cyber security includes launching the Bloomington office of Dulles, Va.-based Cigital, one of the world's largest software security firms. That office, according to the release, grew from three employees to more than 20 in one year.


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