Monday, November 12, 2018
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Tampa cybersecurity firm adding 40 jobs

Data risk consulting firm Sunera LLC is expanding its Tampa headquarters, adding more than 40 jobs.

Sunera, a subsidiary of Cyber Risk Management founded in 2005, currently has more than 100 employees in Florida and more than 200 across North America. Gov. Rick Scott announced the expansion Friday, saying the company would invest $185,000 in Hillsborough County.

The news came at the same time as Friday morning's ribbon-cutting to mark the opening of the Florida Center for Cybersecurity at the University of South Florida. The center hopes to position itself on the leading edge of a burgeoning industry. The focus was underscored just this week by the Obama administration's proposal to spend $16 billion in fiscal 2016 to better protect federal and private networks from hacking threats.

Florida ranks second in the nation for tech job growth and third for high-tech establishments.

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