DirectDefense Named to Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2023  

Information Security Services Provider Recognized for its Exceptional Company Culture 

DENVER – May 9, 2023 – DirectDefense, Inc., an information security services company, today announced that it has been named to Inc. Magazine’s annual Best Workplaces list in three categories: Company Revenue: Prosperous and Thriving, Company Stage: Established Excellence, Company Size: Medium. This list, featured in the May/June 2023 issue of the magazine and on, showcases American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company culture, whether operating in a physical or a virtual facility. 

The founders of DirectDefense made a conscious decision to leave their corporate roles and establish a new company with a shared vision: to empower employees to work independently, advance in their careers, and contribute their unique abilities to further the success of the business. One of DirectDefense’s key strengths as a small company is providing team members with autonomy to grow in their roles and make a real impact.

The results of the recent Inc. survey speak to the effectiveness of DirectDefense’s approach, with 87.3% of its workforce reporting high levels of engagement at work. DirectDefense earned an impressive 91.96% overall score in the survey.

DirectDefense President and CTO Jim Broome said, “As a services company, our people are the foundation of our success, and at DirectDefense, we are committed to providing our team members with the tools and support they need to make a meaningful impact. This award is a testament to the unique culture that we’ve built together and the hard work and dedication of our entire team. We’re honored to be recognized as one of Inc.’s Best Workplaces, and we’re excited to continue building a workplace where everyone can thrive.”

Each company that was nominated took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, which included topics such as management effectiveness, perks, fostering employee growth, and overall company culture. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine overall score and ranking. 

“Being named to Best Workplaces is an honor that only a small fraction of companies have been able to claim,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “Proving to the world that you’re a magnet for talent and have a culture that keeps teams engaged, productive, and proud to come to work is a truly remarkable achievement.” 

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About DirectDefense, Inc. 

DirectDefense provides enterprise risk assessments, penetration testing, ICS/SCADA security services, and 24/7 managed security services for companies of all sizes. Focused on building security resiliency, the firm offers comprehensive security testing services with specialization in application security, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and compliance assurance testing. Its team of highly talented consultants has worked with the majority of the Fortune 100 companies, in industries such as power and utility, gaming, retail, financial, media, travel, aerospace, healthcare, and technology. More information can be found at 

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit 

About Quantum Workplace 

Quantum Workplace, based in Omaha, Nebraska, is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee-engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment. For more information, visit 



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