Critical Start Ranked #16 on SMU’s Dallas 100™ List

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Cybersecurity Provider Honored for Ingenuity, Commitment and Perseverance Among Fastest-Growing Privately Held Businesses in Dallas.

Critical Start, the leading cybersecurity integrator and MSSP in Dallas, announced today that it has been selected as one of the Dallas 100™ by Southern Methodist University in recognition of the company’s significant growth over the past three years. The Dallas 100, co-founded by the Caruth Institute, honors the ingenuity, commitment and perseverance of the fastest-growing privately held entrepreneurial businesses in the Dallas area.

“We are honored to be recognized as part of an elite group of organizations who are driving growth and creating new employment opportunities in Dallas,” said Rob Davis, chief executive officer for Critical Start. “We have created a culture focused on making our customers successful and attracting the absolute best employees. We believe customer success and a commitment to excellence are the keys to creating a successful, thriving business. In cybersecurity, the ability to swiftly adapt to new technologies and best-of-breed innovations is crucial to protecting the reputation of our customers and reducing their business risk. We’re committed to helping our customers navigate the complex and ever-changing security landscape, while delivering world-class service to support their business needs. As we look toward the future, Critical Start is poised for continued growth, supporting an increasing demand for common-sense security solutions.”

The Cox School’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship ranks the top 100 Dallas entrepreneurial companies annually based on percentage growth and absolute dollar growth over the previous three years. Critical Start is ranked #16 on the list, reinforcing their position as the leading cybersecurity firm in the area.

“The entrepreneurial spirit that drives these companies helps make Dallas a dynamic city for business. We feel it’s only right to shine the spotlight on their hard work and the contributions they make to our economy.” said Jerry White, the Linda A. and Kenneth R. Morris Endowed Director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship.

According to Caruth Institute data, this year’s winning companies collectively generated billions of dollars in sales over just the past three years. The Institute, working with the accounting firm BKD LLP CPA and Advisors examined sales from hundreds of companies for 2014 to 2016, the last year for which complete data is available. The winners represent a broad spectrum of Dallas-area businesses.

About Critical Start
Critical Start is the fastest-growing cybersecurity integrator in North America. Our mission is simple: protect your brand and reduce business risk. We help organizations of all sizes determine their security readiness condition using our proven framework, the Defendable Network. Critical Start delivers managed security services, incident response, professional services, and product fulfillment. Visit for more information.

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Alicia Bell
Critical Start
972 757 2460

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