Allentown, PA: Netizen Corporation, an ISO 27001:2013 certified and award-winning provider of cyber security and related solutions for defense, government and commercial markets, has been named by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce as the area’s “Veteran-Owned Business of the Year” for 2018. This inaugural award will be presented on Thursday, September 13th at the “Doing Business with the PA National Guard” event hosted by the Chamber. Netizen has been verified as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Furthermore, over 60% of Netizen’s employees are military veterans representing every branch of service.

“It is an honor to be recognized as the area’s Veteran Owned Business of the Year because Netizen truly espouses the military values of dedication to duty, honor, integrity, and attention to detail which has contributed to our astounding growth rate. We also have a high level of camaraderie within our team that has made us a great place to work, learn, and grow a career while also winning awards and recognition from customers for the superior service we provide,” said , a U.S. Air Force veteran and Netizen’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He added that both of Netizen’s owners, Michael Hawkins (Chief Executive Officer) and Max Harris (Chief of Business Development), are veterans of the U.S. Army.

Netizen is not a “general information technology (IT) services company” but rather a highly specialized cyber security solutions provider that works in partnership with IT departments, information system owners/developers, and IT Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to ensure appropriate levels of security and compliance controls are implemented and maintained. Netizen has been awarded over $15,000,000 (fifteen million dollars) in new contracts to provide cyber security and related solutions to the federal government, Department of Defense (DoD), and commercial organizations over the past two years. They also provide these solutions to state and municipal governments and businesses ranging from local manufacturing, finance and health care organizations to Fortune 500 entities.

About Netizen Corporation: Named the Lehigh Valley’s “Emerging Business of the Year” and a recipient of multiple Department of Defense (DoD) awards for superior performance, Netizen is an Allentown, PA based Veteran-Owned company (SDVOSB) specializing in cyber security solutions for defense, commercial and government markets. Their new commercial-focused subsidiary, CyberSecure Solutions, is also trusted to engineer, implement, audit and maintain cyber security solutions for businesses worldwide. Learn more at and

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