MKACyber Named 'Rising Startup' by Techweek 100 Washington D.C.

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Company recognized for rapid growth and innovation in its approach to security operations.

We bring innovation not only to the technical aspect of what we do, but also how we encourage our clients to view security operations: as a business initiative.

MKACyber (, a rapidly expanding Managed Security Operations Services Provider (MSSP) and security consulting firm with elite SOC expertise, today announced it was honored as part of the Techweek100 Washington D.C. ( The awards recognize leading technology-focused firms in the Washington D.C. area, as selected by an Executive Advisory Board comprised of 10 D.C.-based tech leaders.

MKACyber was specifically recognized as part of the “Rising Startup” category, which acknowledges the quick growth rate and unique innovation that each business brings to its market category. MKACyber has brought to market a needed ideology and pragmatic approach to both its Managed Security Services offering and its Assessment and Consulting services. By helping global enterprises and government organizations approach security operations with clarity, logic and process driven programs, MKACyber helps its clients modernize their operations, better manage threat detection capabilities, understand the attack surface, and detect threats based on incident response processes, without overspending millions of dollars.

“We’re very pleased to have been recognized by Techweek 100 Washington D.C. as one of their leading technology firms, especially as part of a category that deals with innovation,” said Mischel Kwon, founder and CEO of MKACyber. “We bring innovation not only to the technical aspect of what we do, but also how we encourage our clients to view security operations: as a business initiative. Our goal is to help organizations – whether they are private or public sector – think of their security operations programs in terms of long-term business success. In order to guarantee the success of the company, the employees, and the shareholders, you have to first protect the business. That’s the role we want to play for our customers.”

Recognized for bringing much-needed innovation and repeatable processes to a critically important part of the security market, MKACyber’s comprehensive MSSP offering and consulting services include:

  •     Managed Security Operations Services – Based on its proprietary risk-driven SOC Methodology, driven by threat intel and focused on detection and incident response, MKACyber offers fully-managed services for threat monitoring/detection, vulnerability management and incident response/remediation.
  •     Assessment and Consulting – End-to-end consulting services for assessing, building and/or repairing operational security capabilities; this includes establishing and/or augmenting threat intelligence and vulnerability management programs as well as physical SOC architecture and implementation.

MKACyber is a woman-owned business. In addition to her role with the company, Ms. Kwon is founder of the Cybersecurity Diversity Foundation, which is committed to supporting educational and workplace diversity in the field of cybersecurity.

About MKACyber
MKACyber helps decision makers remove the noise from cybersecurity by approaching it as a business discipline. Using a highly-customized approach and a use case methodology that transforms security operations into a repeatable process, MKACyber helps its customers make common sense decisions about cybersecurity based on strong business and technical acumen. The company partners with its customers to provide an individualized approach to security, including SOC assessments, high-touch managed SOC services and CISO advisory and collaboration support capabilities. Visit us at

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