CRITICALSTART® ranked #11 in the “Small Business” category of the Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places To Work for 2022

PLANO, Texas, November 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Critical Start, a leading provider of managed detection and response (MDR) cybersecurity solutions, announced today that the company has been named The Dallas Morning News Estimated Top 100 Employers Dallas-Fort Worth List 2022. Critical start at number 11th for medium-sized companies in the region.

“At Critical Start, we place a high value on our employees, with a deep commitment to a culture of open communication and employee empowerment,” he said Rob Davis, CEO and Founder of Critical Start. “We also have a strong focus on talent development and are proud to have enabled many internal mobility success stories. Being recognized as a Top Place to Work is an honor and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our people.”

This award is part of continued momentum in an exciting year for Critical Start. After accelerating growth and promoting its leadership roles, Critical Start was ranked fifth on the Dallas Business Journal’s Middle Market 50 list and was ranked in the 2022 Dallas 100 by SMU Cox. In August, the company was named to both the 2022 Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and the 2022 CRN Fast Growth 150 list for the second consecutive year. Critical Start also has Glassdoor reviews that consistently beat the competition and the Glassdoor average, with a 98% recommend to a friend rating, 95% CEO approval, and an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5.

The Dallas Morning News Conducted by its research partner Energage, Top 100 Places To Work is based on an extensive employee survey that recognizes excellence in areas such as leadership, compensation, training, workplace flexibility, diversity and more. In 2022, the 14th year of the Top 100 awards in D-FW, a record number of nearly 6,000 deserving companies were nominated and more than 156,000 employees were surveyed.

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Today’s organizations face radical, ever-expanding, and increasingly sophisticated multi-vector cyberattacks. Facing this situation is tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Critical Start simplifies breach prevention by delivering the most effective managed detection and incident response services powered by the Zero Trust Analytics Platform™ (ZTAP™) with the industry’s only Trusted Behavior Registry™ (TBR) and MOBILESOC®. With 24x7x365 experienced security analysts and Cyber ​​Research Unit (CRU), we monitor, investigate and resolve alerts quickly and effectively via contractual Time to Detection (TTD) and Median Time to Resolution (MTTR) Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and 100% Transparency in our service. Visit for more information. Follow Critical Start on LinkedIn, TwitterFacebook, Instagram.

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