A region known primarily for agriculture and energy, Lubbock’s reputation as the hub of West Texas for a variety of industries is a conduit for growth in the fastest-growing sectors across the United States: technology and cybersecurity. Lubbock’s robust pool of talent, accessibility, resources and low cost of business make it an ideal location to not only expand technology services across the region but start a career in IT.
Working in cybersecurity, as well as being trained for a career in the industry, is an available option for many in Lubbock. Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University both offer certifications and concentrated degrees focusing on cybersecurity. In fact, the Whitaker College of Engineering at Texas Tech houses the Center for the Science & Engineering of Cyber Security, where students conduct cutting-edge research and make innovative
For businesses in Lubbock and throughout West Texas and Eastern New Mexico, managed cybersecurity services are available. These services are designed to help companies of all sizes protect against cyber threats and ensure the security of their data. In today’s increasing digital landscape, the threat of cyber attacks looms over businesses of all sizes, making the safety and security of data paramount to the success of a company.
Whether searching for a career in cybersecurity or on the hunt for a company to provide your business with its services, take a look below at four Lubbock-area companies.
CoNetrix, LLC is a full-service computer networking, security and compliance firm that specializes in financial institutions as well as enterprises requiring a high level of security in their operations. Founded in Lubbock in 1977, the company services all 50 states. CoNetrix is a family of four companies, including CoNetrix Security, CoNetrix Technology, Tandem and AccountingWare. The company provides a variety of technology and security solutions including network consulting, security vulnerability testing, IT Audits, risk management, compliance solutions and managed services.
Recently, the company announced its $15.3 million expansion with the construction of a new facility and added equipment. The announcement also included the creation of 15 new jobs.
With a mission to create smarter, safer and stronger communities, Tyler Technologies produces software for more than 15,000 state and local governments. Grounded on its core values of accountability, integrity, focus, inclusion, community and growth, the company has provided a broad solution and product offering that encourages greater transparency and accessibility, sustainable office practices, secure data that’s easy to manage and maintain and faster results since 1997.
The company also recently announced plans to add 115 jobs over the next five years along with a $5 million in capital investment into the Lubbock economy.
Serving people and solving problems: That’s the driving force behind Mandry Technology. What began twenty years ago in the back shop of Thomas Mandry’s father’s business, Mandry Electric is now a thriving IT support and security company employing more than 30 tech engineers. In 2021, the company ranked no. 55 on the Channel Futures MSP 501, the world’s first, largest and most comprehensive survey and ranking list in the IT channel.
Headquartered in Lubbock, Simpatico is a global Managed IT and Artificial Intelligence-based Cybersecurity company. Simpatico offers industry-leading, AI-based cybersecurity software with 24/7 intelligent managed IT services worldwide. Its cybersecurity packages included advanced DNS security filtering, endpoint detection and response, dark web monitoring, Security Operations Center (SOC), as well as Cyber Awareness Training. Simpatico also provides its customers with the information they need to best ensure their data.
Lubbock’s cybersecurity industry is ever growing. With recent investments, ongoing research, and a plethora of job opportunities across the city, there has never been a better time to do business in Lubbock. For more information, visit lubbockeda.org.