CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Earlier this month, cybersecurity firm Pratum opened an office in Cedar Rapids to satisfy the growing demands of its services in Eastern Iowa. Pratum president and CEO, Dave Nelson, made the decision to expand due in part to the growing threat of cybercrime and the likelihood of new and updated state regulations. “The Iowa legislature is working to update existing legislation to address cybersecurity challenges. Additionally, throughout the nation, business groups such as the National Association of Insurance Commissioners are calling for state regulations to prevent cybercrime,” says Nelson.
The new Cedar Rapids office, located at 305 2nd Ave SE, is the company’s second in Iowa and fourth in the U.S. For the past decade, Pratum has served businesses throughout the state and across the country, but Nelson feels that we as a nation are just now beginning to understand the severity of cyber threats. Nelson emphasizes, “As awareness builds, companies will act to mitigate the cybersecurity risks facing their businesses. Our new office helps position us for an efficient response to the increased demand for our services.”
In 2017 Pratum grew its employee count to fifteen, up 50% from 2016. The company plans to increase that number to more than twenty by the end of 2018. Pratum’s new headquarters in Ankeny, IA is under construction and is planned to open in late summer. Most employees will call headquarters home, but as is the case in Cedar Rapids, both Dallas and Kansas City offices will also increase employee headcount.
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