Cybersecurity firm announces 20-job project to be housed at LSU Innovation Park
Baton Rouge, La. (April 24, 2018) – The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) welcomes Twistlock, a cybersecurity firm that develops security platforms for cloud-native environments and software containers, to Baton Rouge. The international company will create 20 new direct jobs, and will be located at the LSU Innovation Park.
“We are excited that this international company has chosen Baton Rouge for the home of its Global Solutions Engineering Center,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of BRAC. “Not only does this announcement represent an expansion of our growing tech sector, but it also brings further collaboration between LSU and the business community, ensuring that our pipeline of talent is robust and well-trained for meaningful careers in computer science. The BRAC team has been pleased to assist Twistlock through this process, and welcomes them to our community.”
Twistlock, along with BRAC, Louisiana Economic Development, LSU and the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge, announced the project details today at the LSU Innovation Park.
“We selected Baton Rouge and Louisiana for our engineering center because of the state’s growing cybersecurity industry base, the business-friendly climate, and the opportunity to develop a talent pipeline with a major research university in LSU,” said Ben Bernstein, CEO of Twistlock. “We help protect some of the most sophisticated cloud environments at many of the world’s largest companies and governments, and we’re proud to call Louisiana one of our global homes.”
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Twistlock has additional operations in New York, London and Herzliya, Israel. From financial services to healthcare, Twistlock serves a wide range of industry segments, and the company is instrumental in providing security resources for leading brands, including Aetna, Workiva, GridSpace and Pager Duty.
“We are pleased that yet again, a fast-growing tech company with international operations has chosen to base their operations in Baton Rouge,” said East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome.
Twistlock is the leading provider of container and cloud-native cybersecurity solutions for the modern enterprise. From precise, actionable vulnerability management to automatically deployed runtime protection and firewalls, Twistlock protects applications across the development lifecycle and into production. Purpose-built for containers, serverless and other cutting-edge technologies, Twistlock gives developers the speed they want, and CISOs the control they need. Twistlock was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with offices in New York, Baton Rouge, London and Herzliya, Israel. For more information, visit: Twistlock.com.
About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,500 small businesses, mid-sized firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at brac.org.
Morgan is the Marketing Manager for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. In her role, she manages writing organizational publications and materials, oversees BRAC’s social media and blog, and coordinates timelines for all internal marketing projects.