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The leading edge cybersecurity tech and talent center will be led by former WalMart CISO

Kansas City, MO (Dec. 9, 2019) — Fishtech Group, a current-generation leader in cybersecurity, announces it will launch a Cyber Defense Center (CDC) in Northwest Arkansas similar to its state-of-the-art center in Kansas City. The 10,000 square foot facility will house a security operations center (SOC) at 4300 J.B. Hunt Drive in Rogers, AR.

Expected to be fully operational by Q2 2020, the Fishtech Group NWA Cyber Defense Center will bring cybersecurity training, technology, and resources to Northwest Arkansas. It will bridge the resource and talent gap – a gap that is often overlooked yet increasingly critical to enterprise success.

“We are bringing leading edge cybersecurity resources to the Northwest Arkansas region. Our service and technology offerings are tailored to serve today’s heavily burdened CISOs,” says Gary Fish, CEO and Founder of Fishtech Group. “We’re excited to invest in the local community bringing highly sought cybersecurity jobs and talent to the region.”

Initially the space will house 20 employees and expand up to 100 onsite staff, including Security Analysts, Threat Engineers, Client Success Managers, Account Executives, and other cybersecurity talent.

Fishtech COO and CISO Kerry Kilker will run and oversee the NWA CDC. Kilker was formerly Senior VP and CISO for Walmart Technology, where he established and operated a world-class cybersecurity program for the world’s largest retail organization.

“The Fishtech team has a history of building large, successful companies in the cybersecurity space,” says Kilker. “There are so many high-growth companies in NW Arkansas and they each have evolving cybersecurity needs that we believe are better served locally.”

About Fishtech Group
Born in the cloud, Fishtech Group is the leading current-generation service provider enabling secure business transformation. Our experienced cybersecurity professionals plan, produce, and implement innovative solutions that ensure security and success. We make businesses more secure while increasing productivity and visibility. We focus on threats so you can focus on your business.

Fishtech Group includes the Security-as-a-Service division CYDERES and the security analytics firm Haystax of McLean, VA. Fishtech venture partners include Perch Security of Tampa, FL, and Foresite of Overland Park, KS. Visit or contact us at