Allentown, PA: Netizen Corporation, an ISO 27001:2013 and ISO 9001:2015 certified provider of cybersecurity and related solutions for defense, government, and commercial markets, has been named the nation’s second-fastest-growing veteran-owned business by Inc. Magazine and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University on their annual Vet100 list of the most successful veteran-owned companies in the United States.

Netizen has also been ranked as the 47th fastest-growing private company and the fastest-growing cybersecurity company in the United States on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s most successful businesses. These are the highest rankings that a company based in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania have ever achieved on the Vet100 and Inc. 5000 lists, according to published records on the official program website.

Syracuse University’s IVMF is higher education’s first interdisciplinary academic institute, focused on advancing the lives of the nation’s military veterans and their families. As a result of this special recognition, Netizen leadership will be attending, as an invited guest of the IVMF, the national veteran-owned business growth conference, Veteran EDGE, beginning March 7th, 2020 in Dallas, TX.

“We are very proud to receive such recognition within the close-knit veteran-owned business community. It speaks volumes to the incredible team we’ve assembled here at Netizen, with every military branch represented across a diverse group of team members located around the country and serving customers globally,” 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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