Trustwave has celebrated the opening of its new and expanded headquarters in downtown Chicago. The new office will support the addition of approximately 300 employees and better reflect the cyber security and managed security services company’s corporate culture.
“Trustwave’s commitment to and expansion in downtown Chicago demonstrates Chicago’s blossoming tech scene and ability to draw a skilled workforce for high-tech companies,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “This expansion not only benefits its current employees but also provides jobs for residents across Chicago and strengthens our growing tech economy. I look forward to watching them continue to thrive right here in the city of Chicago for years to come.”
By the end of 2017, when the second and final phase of construction is set to be completed,Trustwave will have increased the size of its global headquarters by 65 percent. Approximately one third of Trustwave’s approximately 1,700 global employees are based in Chicago, and Trustwave is hiring more sales, engineering, security research and operations talent at an aggressive pace to support its growth. Phase two will create room for more than 700 Chicago-based employees.
“To facilitate our current pace of growth and innovation and the hiring we’re doing in the Chicago area, Trustwave has updated our headquarters to better reflect our company’s brand, success and culture as one of the industry’s leading and fastest-growing cyber security and managed security services providers,” said Trustwave Chief Executive Officer and President Robert J. McCullen. “The new Trustwave headquarters is a state-of-the-art space that is a showplace for customers and a collaborative, secure and comfortable environment for our employees.”
Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce risk. At its headquarters, security analysts, ethical hackers, forensic investigators, researchers, engineers, sales and support staff develop and deliver innovative cyber security technologies and managed security services.
Over the last few years, Trustwave has made significant investments in creating great workplaces for employees. The company has opened new office space in Canada, Israel, and Poland, and recently built new Advanced Security Operations Centers in Sydney, Australia, and Tokyo, Japan. The new Chicago headquarters marks the next phase of expansion for the company.
“70 West Madison is ideal for Trustwave not only for its central location in downtown Chicago and proximity to major transportation, but our property will also allow Trustwave to grow and update its space without significant disruption to its current operations,” said Stephen Hearn, President and CEO of The Hearn Company. “While Trustwave is upgrading its headquarters, we are making significant improvements to the building that will bring a reimagined, fresher, and more youthful feel to this iconic property for our tenants, their employees, and their guests.”
Cyber Security Boot Camp
In related news, the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) marked the start of the inaugural Cyber Security Boot Camp. Through a first-of-its-kind partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense, the 24-week cyber security training initiative prepares City Colleges students for highly-skilled jobs in one of the nation’s fastest growing industries.
The CCC’s Cyber Security Boot Camp will be run from Wilbur Wright College. To engage the highly-skilled cyber security apprentices completing the boot camp, several of the city’s corporate leaders in the IT industry, including Trustwave, have committed to providing cybersecurity students with a range of supports, including internship opportunities, ongoing mentoring, recruitment and job placement, and to advise CCC on curriculum development.
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