Digital Defense, Inc. CEO Recognized for Cyber Security Mentorship by Southwest Independent School District

By Fortra's Digital Defense

San Antonio, TX – August 18, 2015Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI), President & CEO, Larry Hurtado, is one of 11 community leaders to be recognized at the Southwest Independent School District (Southwest ISD) “Friends of the Community” awards ceremony on Wednesday, August 19th. The Convocation will take place at 9:00 a.m. at the Southwest High School Mall.

"Southwest ISD acknowledges that the community's support is essential in the education of our students. Larry Hurtado has been key to supporting the students at Southwest High School through his active involvement in the award-winning CyberPatriot Program, and today, we officially recognize him as a friend near and dear to our community," said Dr. Lloyd Verstuyft, Superintendent of Schools.

Digital Defense has sponsored the Southwest High School Cyber Patriot program since 2011 providing security mentorship and computing equipment to support the team’s participation in CyberPatriot, the premier national high school cyber defense competition created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school students toward careers in cyber security or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

Hurtado states, “This is truly an honor to be recognized by Southwest ISD. Our partnership has been most gratifying for me and the staff at DDI. The commitment of the students, Coach Arthur Celestin, Dr. Verstuyft and the entire Southwest community has been exemplary, resulting in year after year program excellence at the local, state, and national level.  Students that participate in Cyber Patriot at Southwest have the opportunity to pursue rewarding careers in cyber security and enjoy a clear sense of professional purpose. We feel we are a family, and it has been a privilege to play a part in helping to shape the skills of our future cyber security leaders.”

About Digital Defense

Founded in 1999, Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI) is a premier provider of managed security risk assessment solutions protecting billions in assets for small businesses to Fortune companies in over 65 countries. DDI’s dedicated team of experts helps organizations establish a culture of security through regular information security assessments, awareness education and decisive security intelligence. This proven method bolsters the capability of organizations to reduce risk and keep information, intellectual property and reputations secure. The combination of DDI’s certified security analysts, patent-pending scanning technology and proprietary cloud-based vulnerability management system, Frontline™ Solutions Platform, delivers one of the most powerful assessment results and remediation management solutions possible.

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