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Boston-based cybersecurity firm to open Tampa office

Veronica Brezina



A Water Street Tampa rendering. File photo/Water Street Tampa.

Rapid7 Inc. (NASDAQ: RPD), a leading provider of security analytics and automation, will open an office in Tampa. 

The Boston-based firm announced Tuesday it will initially open its doors at the Industrious Sparkman Wharf co-working hub in Tampa with the intention of expanding and taking up a permanent residence in 2022.

The opening of the Tampa office will create more than 100 jobs in data and software engineering, development, customer support, IT and human resources. 

“We did a lot of research on numerous cities to identify where the best talent was to grow and build our teams, and Tampa was a clear winner,” Rapid7 CEO and Chairman Corey Thomas said in a release. 

“We’re excited to expand our footprint and make Tampa one of our new homes. This location will give us prime access to the current ecosystem of this rapidly growing tech hub as well as the emerging talent from the local universities and colleges.” 

The cybersecurity company has roughly 2,000 employees, nine North American offices and 14 offices across Europe, Asia-Pacific and Australia. The firm looks to recruit prospective employees who have a military background. 

“Tampa continues to prove that it’s an ideal location for innovative tech companies looking for diverse, technical talent,” Tampa Mayor Jane Castor said in the release. 

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