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Posted on: March 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Cyber-Security Entrepreneur Honored During Missouri STEM Week 2016

Parameter Security and Workforce Development Board

March 4, 2016
Contact: Colene McEntee, Communications Manager, 636-949-1864,

Pictured: Parameter Security CEO Renee Chronister (holding plaque) with St. Charles County Workforce Development Board members from left: Janis Miller, Mike Hurlbert, Luanne Cundiff, Mike Sommer and Mike Gavura.

St. Charles County, MO – In celebration of Missouri STEM Week 2016, Parameter Security of St. Charles and its CEO Renee Chronister were recognized Wednesday by the St. Charles County Workforce Development Board for being a successful STEM start-up company providing ethical hacking services to businesses and governments around the world as well as accredited training and special events in the growing field of cyber-security.

Launched in 2006 by the wife and husband team of Renee and Dave Chronister, Parameter Security went on to graduate from the business incubator managed by the Economic Development Center (EDC) of St. Charles County in 2012.

The company’s main services include doing penetration testing as ethical hackers to evaluate technical systems and physical security, providing computer forensic investigative services, and operating the Hacker University which offers accredited information security training to IT professionals and non-professionals.

Today, Parameter Security has eight employees, two mascot dogs, and offices overlooking the historic St. Charles riverfront. Some of their domestic and international clients include governments, law enforcement agencies and Fortune 500 companies.

“Information technology is one of the top five growing employment sectors in St. Charles County,” said Luanne Cundiff, chair of the St. Charles County Workforce Development Board and president of First State Bank of St. Charles. “We are pleased to honor a successful woman entrepreneur during Missouri STEM Week whose company is a recognized world leader in the important field of cyber-security. Parameter Security is a great example of how merging STEM opportunities and entrepreneurship can achieve great things in our community and around the globe.”

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Missouri STEM Week was established in 2010 by the Governor and State Legislature as the first week of every March. It is part of a regional, statewide and national effort to courage more pursuit of STEM curriculum in schools and more interest in STEM careers.

For more information about employment and economic services in St. Charles County, contact the County’s Department of Workforce & Business Development at 636-255-6060 and visit


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