NetSPI Named a Top Minnesota Workplace and Honored for its Cultural Excellence

The company is recognized for its innovation, culture, and leadership by The Star Tribune and the Top Workplaces Program.

Minneapolis, MNNetSPI, the leader in penetration testing and attack surface management, recently won two Top Workplaces awards – Top 200 Workplaces in Minnesota and the Cultural Excellence Awards – recognizing the company’s forward-looking innovation, team-first culture, and dedicated leadership team.  

Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions, measuring engagement, organizational health, and satisfaction, and the Cultural Excellence Awards highlight the company’s advancement in three key areas: 

  • Innovation: Celebrates organizations who have embedded innovation into their culture and create an environment where new ideas come from all employees.
  • Purpose & Values: Celebrates organizations who have both embedded their mission and values into their culture and are efficient in their work to bring it into reality.
  • Leadership: Celebrates organizations whose leaders inspire confidence in their employees and in the direction of the company.  

“We prioritize fostering an environment that ensures every team member feels valued, heard, and supported,” said Heather Crosley, Director of People Operations at NetSPI. “These two recognitions prove that our dedication to our culture is resonating across our workforce, and I want to thank our team for making NetSPI a great place to work.” 

These recognitions come during a year of rapid growth and innovation for NetSPI, as the company brought on more than 90 new employees this year already. NetSPI’s strong recruiting and retention initiatives and flexible company culture drive the development of new mission-critical services, with the company recently announcing the launch of its new attack surface management service, as well as enhancements to its breach & attack simulation offering. NetSPI is also expanding its global presence, building on its current momentum to serve the EMEA region.  

“Retaining top talent is more important than ever in today’s evolving cybersecurity threat environment,” said Aaron Shilts, CEO of NetSPI. “Our workforce consistently exceeds expectations, and our team-first culture is a driving force of that success. We are honored to be recognized by the Star Tribune and Top Workplaces.” 

The results of the Star Tribune Top Workplaces are based on survey information collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. The analysis includes responses from employees at Minnesota public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Earlier this year, NetSPI was recognized as a 2022 National Top Workplace

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About NetSPI 

NetSPI is the leader in penetration testing and attack surface management, partnering with nine of the top 10 U.S. banks, three of the world’s five largest healthcare companies, the largest global cloud providers, and many of the Fortune® 500. NetSPI offers Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS) through its Resolve™ penetration testing and vulnerability management platform. Its experts perform deep dive manual penetration testing of application, network, and cloud attack surfaces, historically testing over 1 million assets to find 4 million unique vulnerabilities. NetSPI is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and is a portfolio company of private equity firms Sunstone Partners, KKR, and Ten Eleven Ventures. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

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