Allentown, PA: Netizen Corporation, an ISO 27001:2013 certified provider of cyber security solutions for defense, government and commercial markets, has received a HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion award from the U.S. Department of Labor for the hiring, retention and training of military veterans all over the country. Over 50% of Netizen’s employees nationwide are veterans and Netizen provides training, college scholarships, and paid internships to help veterans obtain careers in high-demand technical fields.

The HIRE Vets Medallion program was established under the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans, or HIRE Vets, Act signed into law on May 5, 2017 to recognize employers who hire, retain and support military veterans. The Platinum Medallion is the highest level of award a company can receive for this program and the citation states that “[Netizen] has demonstrated a model of patriotism worthy of praise as well as a recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace.”

“Netizen has always been, and will continue to be, a very veteran-friendly company as this recognition from the federal government demonstrates. We have always been keenly aware of the benefits and skills that military veterans bring to an organization and started offering scholarships, training, and preferential hiring programs to help them enter career fields such as cyber security. We continue to work with colleges, service organizations, and other groups to grow our award-winning veteran support programs all over the country,” said Michael Hawkins, Netizen’s CEO and a U.S. Army veteran.

Netizen is not a “general information technology (IT) services company” but rather a highly specialized cyber security and compliance solutions provider that works in partnership with IT departments, information system owners/developers, and IT Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to ensure appropriate levels of security and compliance controls are implemented and maintained.

About Netizen Corporation: Named the Lehigh Valley’s “Emerging Business of the Year” and “Veteran Owned Business of the Year” and a recipient of multiple Department of Defense (DoD) awards for superior performance, Netizen is an Allentown, PA based Veteran-Owned company (SDVOSB) specializing in cyber security and compliance solutions for defense, commercial and government markets. Their new commercial-focused subsidiary, CyberSecure Solutions, is also trusted to engineer, implement, audit and maintain cyber security solutions for businesses worldwide. Learn more at and


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