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Rook Security Unveils New Security Operations Center and Headquarters

Rook Security, a global security solutions provider, announced the expansion of its Indianapolis headquarters and the creation of 30 new technology jobs during the next year. The state-of-the-art facility in downtown Indianapolis 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’s international client roster. Rook Security, formerly known as Rook Consulting, quadrupled the footprint of their 1,500- square-foot headquarters to over 6,000 square feet in order to accommodate the firm’s rapid expansion and additional staff.

“Attracting high-tech companies and employees to Indy is critical to our city’s future,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “Rook Security’s success and continued growth is great news for our city and sends a strong message to other Silicon Valley companies that they can thrive and find great talent in Indy.”

Rook Security generated $3.9 million in revenue in 2013, compared to $1.4 million in 2012, and $600,000 in 2011. The recent expansion increased the staff to a total of 45 and the addition of several new clients and service offerings will add another 30 positions in information security, finance, and marketing. After Rook Security’s headquarters moved from Silicon Valley in 2009, the firm recruited heavily from Indiana educational institutions such as Purdue University, Wabash College, Butler University, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

“It takes a special type of person to help fundamentally change the way clients secure their data,” said J.J. Thompson, CEO and Managing Director, Rook Security. “We’ve been blessed to assemble an amazing team of experienced IT veterans and innovative newcomers here at Rook Security, and now we need to find the next wave of members for that team. Indiana offers an incredible talent pool that we’ll continue to leverage as we increase our global footprint.”

With the additional capabilities and resources, Rook Security will be able to deliver consulting services, assessments, and managed security services to even more companies facing security threats. The increasingly common breaches of major corporations are creating even more demand for the security expertise of Rook’s consultants and analysts.

“Rook Security understands that information security is about so much more than data and reacting to threats,” said Darrin Reynolds, Chief Privacy Officer & VP of Information Security, DAS/Omnicom. “We needed a partner that understands our business, culture, and technology. Rook delivers a holistic solution that offers a clear-cut value to help us simplify a complex global infrastructure.”

To commemorate the headquarters expansion, Rook Security will be holding a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on May 7 from 5:00-7:00pm EST. For further information about the event, please contact Mitch Walker at 1-888-712-9531.

About Rook Security

Rook Security is a global provider of IT security solutions protecting against dynamic emerging threats. Rook’s consulting 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 consulting 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.

Rook Security and the Rook Security logo are trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks of Rook Security in the United States and other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered marks of their respective owners.

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