Recently Lynx Technology Partners established an undergraduate endowment fellowship for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP). The Aric K. Perminter Endowment Fellowship was made possible through a grant from the Lynx Technology Partners Foundation to help talented women and minority students advance in their cybersecurity studies. “We feel that there is a gap in representation among women and minorities in cybersecurity. Lynx Technology Partners is taking the first steps to provide leadership within our industry in helping to bridge that gap by providing support to those who wish to enter, and pursue a career in cybersecurity that they may not have been able to do for a variety of reasons,” said Rich Hlavka, CEO Lynx Technology Partners.
Because of explosive growth in the cybersecurity and compliance management markets, Lynx Technology Partners has expanded its offerings with the launch of Lynx Risk Manager®, an IT governance, risk and compliance (IT-GRC) platform. In addition, the company recently opened a new regional 5,100 sq. foot office in Pittsburgh, PA.
There are nearly 2.6 million firms led by African Americans in the U.S, compared with 1.9 million in 2007, based on the most recent available data from U.S. Census Bureau. Based on Inc.’s own data just 2 percent of all companies on the Inc. 5000 are led by an African American.
This is the first year that Lynx Technology Partners was recognized in the Inc. 5000 making the list at No. 80, and is the fifth fastest-growing private company in the New York metro area.