Secured² named finalist for the 17TH annual Tekne Awards

SECURED² Named finalist for 17th Annual

Tekne Awards

MHTA to honor Minnesota’s top technology companies and individuals at the

Nov.16 awards ceremony

Secured² Corporation, Sept. 16, 2016 – The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Secured² as a finalist in the Cyber Security category for the 2016 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

Daren Klum the CEO of Secured² said “we are flattered that our ground breaking research and data security technology is being recognized by our peers in the industry. This is a high honor but also demonstrates the importance Minnesota and our company is having in our digital economy.”

Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards annually recognize Minnesota’s best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management. A full list of finalists is available online at

“Each year, MHTA seeks out companies and people leading the way in innovation in Minnesota,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president and CEO of MHTA. “These advancements are changing the way people all over the world live and work, and the Tekne Awards recognize those achievements.”

For additional information, or to register for the 2016 Tekne Awards program, visit or contact Claire Ayling at 952-230-4553 or

About Secured² Corporation

Secured² Corporation is a data security software company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Secured² is the pioneer of new data security technology utilizing a ‘shrink > shred > secure’ methodology combined with new compression technology that reduces the size of data by up to 90%. The core product “Beyond Encryption” shrinks, shreds, secures and converts data into a random format. It then encrypts each shred using NIST certified encryption and randomly distributes the encrypted shreds across any multi-location storage a customer chooses (multiple clouds, hybrid locations or local storage destinations). Secured²’s simple solution: imagine a thief gets into your business and opens your safe. What they will find with Secured2 is shredded information that is unusable and cannot be unscrambled. Secured² continues to redefine the data security landscape and is in the process of rolling out several new products based on our core methodologies of data conversion, data shredding, randomized delivery of shreds into diverse storage and instant data restoration after multi-factor authentication. With over 21 patents Secured² will continue driving innovation for its customers that require 100% security of their most critical and important data assets.

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About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at