The Star Tribune honors proactive security leader for its supportive environment and cultural excellence

Minneapolis, MN – June 24, 2024NetSPI, the proactive security solution, today announced that it has been named one of the Top 200 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. This is the fourth consecutive year NetSPI has been chosen as one of the best places to work in the state. Companies are ranked based on an employee survey (conducted by Energage) measuring engagement, organizational health, satisfaction, and retention rates.  

Ranked #53 on the midsize companies list, NetSPI was honored for its cultural excellence, hands-on leadership from management, and ability to foster a supportive and flexible work environment. These attributes have been key to NetSPI’s year-over-year growth, helping pave a new path forward in the cybersecurity industry that enables customers to take a proactive approach to cybersecurity. 

“Fostering a culture where employees enjoy coming to work each day is pivotal to retention and growth,” said Heather Crosley, Chief People Officer at NetSPI. “After recently moving our office to enable a more collaborative workplace, we’ve seen an increase in employee engagement and in-person activities, connecting not only our local Minnesota employees but our teams worldwide.”  

People and culture have been the driving force of growth over the last year. In 2023, NetSPI achieved 42% organic revenue growth and increased its internal team by 26% (in the U.S. and EMEA). The company also took its proactive security services one step further by launching The NetSPI Platform, which includes its award-winning Penetration Testing as a Service, Attack Surface Management, and Breach and Attack Simulation offerings.

“Our impact matters. It matters for business continuity, nation-state security, and people’s livelihood. Because of this, we’ve built a workplace culture that cares deeply about helping our customers solve their toughest cybersecurity challenges,” said Aaron Shilts, CEO at NetSPI. “We’re a part of a greater mission to secure the most trusted brands on Earth with our proactive security solutions. It’s this mentality that has made NetSPI a hub for innovation, career growth, and collaboration. Being recognized as a great place to work by The Star Tribune for the fourth year in a row is a testament to this. Congratulations to the A Team!”

Leaning into the extensive experience of its employees, the team employs 250+ in-house security experts and pentesters known as The NetSPI Agents. With domain expertise ranging from web applications to artificial intelligence, The Agents share insights into the latest attack vectors, create open-source tools, and analyze industry and proprietary data to help security teams discover, prioritize, and remediate security vulnerabilities of the highest importance. 

To learn more about The NetSPI Platform and The NetSPI Agents, visit To learn more about open roles at NetSPI, please go to  

A complete list of Minnesota Top Workplaces is available online here and was published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 23.  

About NetSPI

NetSPI is the proactive security solution used to discover, prioritize, and remediate security vulnerabilities of the highest importance, so businesses can protect what matters most. 

Leveraging a unique combination of dedicated security experts, intelligent process, and advanced technology, NetSPI helps security teams take a proactive approach to cybersecurity with more clarity, speed, and scale than ever before. 

By continually advancing solutions such as Penetration Testing as a Service (PTaaS), Attack Surface Management (ASM), and Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS), NetSPI goes beyond the noise to deliver high impact results and recommendations based on business needs, so customers can protect their priorities, perform better, and innovate with confidence. 

NetSPI secures the most trusted brands on Earth, including nine of the top 10 U.S. banks, four of the top five leading cloud providers, three of the five largest healthcare companies, four MAMAA Big Tech companies, seven of the top 10 U.S. retailers & e-commerce companies, and many of the Fortune 500. 

NetSPI is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with offices across the U.S., Canada, the UK, and India. Follow NetSPI on LinkedIn and X

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