SARASOTA — Cyber-security consulting and software firm Cyber Ninjas is moving from Bloomington, Indiana to Sarasota in May with plans to add 8-10 employees after two years.
“Sarasota is a great place to live, which will help us attract and retain top employees,” said Doug Logan, CEO and Principal Consultant for Cyber Ninjas. “Its proximity to both the Sarasota and Tampa airports will also allow our consultants to spend less time traveling, and more time in paradise.”
Cyber Ninjas helps companies build cyber security throughout their organizations with education, tools, policy and process development. In addition, Cyber Ninjas offers ethical hacking where they simulate what an attacker would do to an application in order to discover security issues before they become a problem. Most of the company’s work involves building capabilities within an organization to allow them to create secure software.
“Nothing teaches security better than a real, live, example of a security vulnerability within an application that the individual is intimately knowledgeable about,” Logan says.
Cyber Ninjas offers live classes and one-on-one cyber mentoring to teach the skills necessary to test digital, online security and will be rolling out several computer-based classes for a more self-paced study.
Doug Logan has extensive experience in the full-range of cyber security issues. He opened the Bloomington office of Cigital, the world’s largest software security firm, and in one year grew from 3 people to more than 20, and from 10 assessments a month to more than 250.
Logan also is deeply involved with the U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC), a program of the Council on CyberSecurity, designed to locate and train cyber security talent to significantly reduce the shortage in our country’s cyber security workforce. Originally identified by the program after he was a high scorer on a USCC-sponsored competition, Logan has continued his commitment to the workforce development cause by volunteering as an instructor for the USCC Cyber Camps for the last two years.
The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County has been assisting Cyber Ninjas with their decision to relocate.
“Certainly we are all very aware of how important it is to make our use of technology safer and more secure,” Mark Huey, CEO and President of the EDC. “Cyber Ninjas will be a valuable addition to the growing hi-tech industry in the County.”