A Letter From Our CEO
To our Colleagues in the Security Community,
As we prepare for the New Year, we have the opportunity to reflect on 2014. This past year brought news of the recovering US economy. Job growth was steady and businesses began to finally see the end of the recession. With many companies posting record profits, the stock markets are hitting new record highs. In general, feelings have shifted from the desperation of the recession to optimism for the future. In 2015, my hope is that this trend continues. Jobs should continue to grow, if not increase even more quickly. Companies should continue to see increases in sales and profits, fueling the stock markets to reach for even higher numbers.
2014 was a productive and educational year for SecureState. We experienced a twenty-five percent growth and expanded into new territories. However, our team grew in more than just numbers, as the greater need for security awareness and education meant that we needed to take a proactive approach to our own development, and work with our clients to encourage similar proactive security stances. In 2014, SecureState was awarded the Crain’s Cleveland Fast 50, Inside Business Magazine’s Cool Tech Award, and was part of the Northcoast 99. I am proud of the progress, innovation, and success the SecureState family has achieved, and eager to see what we will accomplish in 2015.
From a security perspective, 2014 saw some of the largest security issues in history. My hope for 2015 is that these incidents will bring with them an increased awareness of the problem, and thus increased vigilance by companies to protect consumers. While no one can eliminate the risks of breaches and other attacks, we can all work together to reduce the odds of events such as these taking place. 2015 offers us a chance for improvement, a chance to protect ourselves better than ever before, and we should all work towards that.
While 2014 had its highs and lows, I remain optimistic for the New Year. 2015 will be a great year for our company, our economy, and our world.