Cybersecurity Firm GLESEC Relocates Headquarters to Orlando, Florida
The new headquarters will be home to the GLESEC Secured Operations Center and Cyber Range Training Facilities in addition to administration and sales. The company plans to hire 26 professionals in the next three years and set up a facility to house this operation. According to Enterprise Florida, the company’s new Cyber Range facility search has been extended due to the pandemic but is considering locations close to the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Central Florida Research Park.
“We are excited to formally announce our plans to consolidate and move our headquarters to Orlando with a Florida Secured Operations Center and advanced Simulation and Cyber Range facilities,” said Sergio Heker, CEO of GLESEC. “Orange County and the State of Florida have recognized the strategic importance that a full-fledged cybersecurity firm can bring to the local economy and we are thrilled to be here.”
“As we move ahead with our safe, smart and step-by-step plan for Florida’s economic recovery, we are pleased that GLESEC has embraced our state’s talented workforce and business-friendly environment by moving its headquarters from New Jersey to Orlando,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “GLESEC’s ongoing collaboration with the University of Central Florida is a great example of how high-tech firms can partner with one of our state’s universities and tap into their technical talent pipeline to grow their business operations.”
“GLESEC has chosen well by embracing the business-friendly opportunities we are intentional about creating in Florida,” said Jamal Sowell, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. “Enterprise Florida is looking forward to continuing to work with GLESEC to ensure their success in this innovative industry.”
“During a time when much of our work is focused on economic recovery, supporting the growth of our technology sector is a critical component to the recovery effort,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings. “GLESEC’s decision to move its headquarters to our region illustrates the strength of our modeling, simulation and training cluster.”
“GLESEC is a great example of a company growing and succeeding due, in part, to the region’s support for simulation innovation,” said Orlando Economic Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani. “The diversification of the Orlando economy is now more important than ever to increase regional employment opportunities and support our goal of broad-based prosperity for all.”
The Orlando Economic Partnership worked with the company to get connected with the University of Central Florida and successfully earn a Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund from Orange County and the state of Florida. The Partnership continues to work with the company to find the best location for its new facility.
“Our ability to partner with UCF is one of the reasons why GLESEC is leading the nation in innovation and operations of cyber security, compliance and cyber training,” said Sergio. “We’re excited about the future innovation in cyber training made possible by this expansion and continued partnerships in Orlando and beyond.”
The company’s new Cyber Range Training Facility will feature the most advanced back-end engine for simulation and cyber-range training in the industry, and a proven and scalable platform. The fully operational SOC and the Cyber Range facility will be upgraded into this new expansion of GLESEC’s infrastructure and investment in the Orlando area, state officials said.
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