Allentown, PA: Netizen Corporation, an ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 9001:2015 certified provider of cybersecurity and related solutions for defense, government, anDept. of Labor HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award Seald commercial markets, has received the HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion award from the U.S. Department of Labor for the hiring, retention and training of military veterans all over the country. Over 50% of Netizen’s employees nationwide are veterans and Netizen provides training, college scholarships, and paid internships to help veterans obtain careers in high-demand technical fields. This is the second year in a row that Netizen has been a recipient of this prestigious award.

The HIRE Vets Medallion program was established under the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans, or HIRE Vets, Act signed into law on May 5, 2017 to recognize employers who hire, retain and support military veterans. The Platinum Medallion is the highest level of award a company can receive for this program and the citation states that “[Netizen] has demonstrated a model of patriotism worthy of praise as well as a recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace.”

“Our goal has always been to be known as a company that recognizes the special talents that military veterans in particular bring to the workforce, and this award is clearly demonstrative of that for the second year in a row,” said Michael Hawkins, Netizen’s founder and CEO as well as a U.S. Army veteran himself.

About Netizen Corporation:
Netizen, America’s fastest-growing cybersecurity company and 47th fastest-growing private company in the country according to the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s most successful businesses, is a highly specialized cybersecurity and compliance solutions provider that works with IT departments, information system owners/developers, defense contractors, and federal government agencies to ensure appropriate levels of security and compliance controls are implemented and maintained for all types of systems. They also develop innovative cybersecurity software products that include the award-winning Overwatch Governance Suite.

The company, a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB), was founded in late 2013 and is headquartered in Allentown, PA with satellite offices in Arlington, VA, and Charleston, SC as well as field locations in areas including Orlando, FL, and Huntsville, AL. They have been named one of the nation’s Best Workplaces by Inc. Magazine and are a recipient of other notable awards including the U.S. Department of Labor HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion, Lehigh Valley Veteran-Owned Business of the Year, and Charleston Defense Summit Innovation Spotlight. Their commercial-focused subsidiary, CyberSecure Solutions, is also trusted to engineer, audit, and maintain cybersecurity solutions for businesses of nearly every size and type worldwide. Learn more at


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