Burtelson Security Labs was co-founded in October 2016. The company was named for Frederick Burtelson, a Bell Systems and AT&T engineer who was an early telephone hacker and inventor. He also happens to be the grandfather of a Burtelson co-founder.
After meeting at Epic Systems Corporation in Verona, Wisconsin, we ventured into the startup scene in a Seattle accelerator. This is where we turned our passion for security into a company aimed at solving healthcare's most complex information security challenges. The startup has set out to establish what is expected to be a long tradition of cyber-physical security leadership and innovation.
In January of 2019, Burtelson announced that the startup was relocating its teams from its California offices to come full circle back to the Chicago Loop. Burtelson also said goodbye to its Madison and Milwaukee offices to focus its operations on Chicago.In 2019, Burtelson became a candidate for the National Security Agency (NSA) National Security Cyber Assistance Program (NSCAP) Vulnerability Assessment Service (VAS) accreditation.
Our founder's earliest days were spent exploring the telephone network. It is with that same spirit that Burtelson searches for better answers and solutions in cyber-physical and information security — from the accelerator to today.
Burtelson's mission is to contribute to the world by protecting health information and making people, and the world in which they live, more secure.
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