As it continues to grow, local Secure Cyber Defense plans to move to a new location in Miamisburg.
The company that works with businesses to prevent cyber attacks has outgrown its current space, said CEO Shawn Waldman in a LinkedIn post late last week.
Secure Cyber Defense is currently in negotiations for office space in the Mound Advanced Technology Center near Austin Landing at 1390 Vanguard Blvd., Waldman told the Dayton Daily News exclusively. If the lease is finalized, Waldman’s company would occupy at least 5,000 square feet.
“There is 5,000 square feet already built out that we’re negotiating out. That remaining 1,800 square feet is in the adjacent space that we’re putting a first right of refusal on. Our plans will be to expand into that space in 2020 at the latest with the additional staff coming online,” Waldman said.
The company currently occupies two suites totaling 1,900 square feet at 31 S. Second St. in Miamisburg, which Waldman said won’t be large enough for the two additional workers that will bring the quickly growing company to eight full-time staff.
Secure Cyber Defense will also add three to four more engineers in 2019, Waldman said.
Cybercrimes are expected to cause $6 trillion in damage annually by 2021, double the $3 trillion in damages that occurred in 2017, according to Cybersecurity Ventures. The costs grow as new cyber thief tactics continue popping up and old ones re-surface.
Waldman said the company is looking for someone to take over one or both of the offices on Second Street, with about one and a half years left on the leases. One space is 1,300 square feet and the other is 800 square feet.
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