Location: Alexandria, VA
A VISION EMPLOYEES CAN GET BEHIND
Defense Point Security, LLC (DPS) designs and implements cybersecurity solutions to detect, monitor and respond to targeted threats, including those mounted by insiders. “Having a well-defined core business and hiring and retaining top talent in the cybersecurity field have hugely contributed to our company’s growth,” says George McKenzie, CEO of DPS. “With a focus on company culture, we encourage and support employees to be their best.” The company prides itself on its benefits, which include 100 percent paid premiums for medical insurance, ongoing training and funding for a variety of certifications. “Our 92 percent retention rate, 20 percent higher than the industry average, allows us to focus on our customers and building more business, rather than replacing staff,” says McKenzie.
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Communicating DPS’ purpose, vision and values to employees also has been crucial to success. “Each employee feels pride knowing that they are one of the best at what they do and have come to an environment where they are truly supported and encouraged by their peers,” says McKenzie. “This has created a passion to maintain the high level of expertise we demand.” Going forward, his vision is to keep fostering DPS’ culture, while growing into new markets such as the Department of Defense, the intelligence community and the Fortune 500.