TrustedSec now fights cyber threats from new headquarters in Fairlawn

David Kennedy, founder and CEO of TrustedSec, has opened a new corporate headquarters in Fairlawn that will serve as a national hub for cybersecurity services, research and testing.

Someone right now is tapping away at a computer keyboard, scanning lines of code of a company’s website or database, poking around for weaknesses to exploit.

If that company is lucky, that person on a keyboard is someone working for TrustedSec, whose employees are hired by firms to hack their systems so they can address any weaknesses.

“Companies will hire us to serve as hackers, so they can protect themselves from the bad hackers,” said David Kennedy, 39, the founder and CEO of the company.

There have been several well-publicized cybersecurity hacks that show the damage that someone with ill intent and a computer can accomplish, such as the Colonial Pipeline hack and a ransomware attack that hit a Texas town. Protecting information that is stored online and electronically is critical.