Soteria Presented with SC Cyber Award of Excellence

Soteria Cybersecurity
2 min readMay 25, 2017


COLUMBIA, SC — May 23, 2017 — Soteria, LLC, a Charleston-based cyber security consulting and product development firm, received the SC Cyber Award of Excellence for Industry at the 2017 Cybersecurity Summit. Recipients of the SC Cyber Award of Excellence must have a demonstrated commitment to advance talent, techniques, and tools required to defend critical, connected infrastructure in South Carolina and across the United States. Over the past year, Soteria actively supported SC Cyber-sponsored events in addition to developing and teaching their own security curriculum through their non-profit NodeSC.

“Soteria has truly been a leader in South Carolina as it relates to cyber, “ said Tom Scott, Executive Director of SC Cyber. “Not only has their team constantly been at the forefront of the business side of cyber security, but they have also been instrumental in engaging their local community at large. NodeSC continues to be a leader in developing the next generation of the cyber workforce through the development of a cyber curriculum and cyber internship program. At SC Cyber, we are excited to recognize Soteria and are confident that this award has been presented to a truly deserving organization.”

“Receiving this award is a true honor,” said Christopher O’Rourke, founder and CEO of Soteria. “SC Cyber has facilitated our ability to network and collaborate with other security professionals across the state. The consortium has been instrumental in connecting our firm with key organizations and individuals with a shared desire to integrate security into their businesses and educational programs.”

About Soteria

Soteria is a cyber security consulting firm located in Charleston, SC. Founded by experienced former members of the National Security Agency, Soteria specializes in security assessments, 24/7/365 incident response, and security product development. Learn more at

About SC Cyber

SC Cyber is a statewide South Carolina initiative, based at the University of South Carolina and with partners across all levels of academia, industry, and government, with a mission to develop the talent, techniques, and tools to defend critical, connected infrastructure within South Carolina and the United States. In support of this mission, SC Cyber creates and offers programs for training and workforce development, education, advanced technology development and commercialization, and critical infrastructure protection. Learn more at

About NodeSC

NodeSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community center based in Charleston, SC. The organization provides education, mentorship, and hands-on experience to those looking for assistance in beginning or furthering their career goals in the field of cyber security. Learn more at

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