COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In response to remaining #1 on the Cybersecurity 500 for Q4 and the entirety of 2016, root9B’s Chief Executive Officer Eric Hipkins issued the following statement:

“The root9B team is very excited and humbled to be listed yet again as the #1 company on the Cybersecurity 500 for the 4th Quarter in a row.  root9B continues to be recognized as a leader and pioneer in the Manned Information Security and Adversary Pursuit Operations (HUNT) market.

“We continue to see growing acceptance of our unique approach to network defense which leverages our proprietary HUNT platform, credential risk mitigation technology, and unmatched training curriculum to provide the next generation in cybersecurity.”

“root9B continues to impress the information security community with its world class team of cyber operators in the U.S. and internationally,” said Steve Morgan, founder and Editor-In-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures. “Our editors have selected root9B as the No. 1 firm on the Cybersecurity 500 list of the world’s hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q4 2016. The biggest challenge faced by CISOs at large enterprises and government agencies is a severe cyber workforce shortage. They can barely keep up with risk, compliance, and cyber defense strategies.  root9B supplements its clients with HUNT teams who proactively seek out and take down the cyber perpetrators who are dwelling in networks for weeks and months at a time, wreaking unknown havoc until they are caught. The combination of their personnel and the world-class Adversary Pursuit Center which provides 24 / 7 /365 outsourced cyber defense services, has led root9B to sign new contracts and continued scaling of their business,” added Morgan.

root9B is a wholly-owned subsidiary of root9B Technologies (OTCQB: RTNB), a leading provider of cybersecurity and regulatory risk mitigation services.

About root9B

Ranked as the #1 Cybersecurity company for three consecutive quarters by Cybersecurity Ventures (Jan 2016), root9B stands in defiance of the unwanted human presence within our clients’ networks by attacking the root of the problem—the adversary’s ability to gain entry and remain undetected. root9B’s application of advanced technology developed through cutting-edge R&D and engineering and refined through relevant, hands-on training is revolutionary.  root9B combines cutting-edge technology, tactics development, specialty tools, and deep mission experience.  root9B personnel leverage their extensive backgrounds in the U.S. Intelligence Community to conduct advanced vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, digital forensics, incident response, Industrial Control System (ICS) security, and active adversary pursuit (HUNT) engagements on networks worldwide. For more information, visit

About root9B Technologies, Inc.

root9B Technologies (OTCQB: RTNB) is a leading provider of Cybersecurity and Regulatory Risk Mitigation Services. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries root9B and IPSA International, root9B Technologies delivers results that improve productivity, mitigate risk and maximize profits. Its clients range in size from Fortune 100 companies to mid-sized and owner-managed businesses across a broad range of industries including local, state and government agencies. For more information, visit