Our story

Burtelson Security was founded in December 2015 by US Army veteran and hacker Robert Stauss. Burtelson 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 Robert Stauss's grandfather.


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 the most complex information security challenges.


In the summer of 2018, Burtelson began plans for its new offices and research center. We are excited to announce that we have selected Minneapolis, Minnesota for our new campus. Along with the art, Super Mario theme and Lego conference room, the drive to grow our relentless passion for security will be built into this new facility. By 2021, more than 100 million patients will have electronic health records secured by Burtelson.


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.

Leadership biographies

Co-founder and Chief Hacking Officer

In memoriam

Biographies coming soon

Corporate Bylaws

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