SC Chamber Names EDTS Cyber the 2018 Brand on the Rise

Katie Duncan
27 Nov 2018

November 27, 2018 – EDTS Cyber was honored to be the winning nominee for the 2018 Brand on the Rise. The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Brand Leader, presented the 2018 SC Branded Awards on November 26 at The Sanctuary Hotel on Kiawah Island. The SC Branded Awards honor local initiatives, locations, products, and events that make up the brand that is South Carolina.

 “Our winners and finalists represent the best products and services that our state has to offer,” said Ted Pitts, SC Chamber President & CEO. “The companies are advancing the state in areas of economic development, community engagement, environmental stewardship and more.”

 As an entrepreneurial haven, South Carolina is the place to start up a new business or brand. This award goes to the company founded in the last six years that has quickly taken the market to become a player nationally or globally in its space, building on South Carolina’s brand and reputation.

 “We have worked hard on growing our brand, reputation and footprint not only in the State of South Carolina but nationally over the past few years,” says Charles K. Johnson, Founder and CEO of EDTS Cyber. “We are proud that 3 of our 7 office locations are based in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, SC, and look forward to continuing to grow our roots in South Carolina.”

 For further details and a full listing of the award recipients, please visit

 About EDTS Cyber

EDTS Cyber helps organizations protect their data, secure their systems and respond to cyber incidents. Employing top talent, utilizing innovative technology, and following industry best practices. Protecting clients from its 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC) located in Augusta GA, EDTS Cyber offers companies the full-lifecycle of IT security –auditing for current security gaps, remediation of those issues, real-time security monitoring, incident response and forensics, along with consistent user security awareness training and testing. Learn more by visiting us online at

 About the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s first state chamber Accredited with Distinction by the U.S. Chamber, is the state’s largest statewide broad-based business and industry trade association. As a champion for business, the Chamber is a catalyst for increasing wealth and enhancing the state’s global competitiveness in order to improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.

 About the SC Branded Awards

The state of South Carolina is a brand. Across the nation, the Palmetto and Crescent signify something more than just boundaries of land; they are a symbol of a culture—a culture of strength, determination, innovation, creativity, and Southern values. But the magic of that identity isn’t in a tree or a crescent. The brand of South Carolina is shared with and found in every citizen…every company…every product…every brand that claims this diamond-shaped piece of earth for its own. As a state, we’re just 1 of 50 territories on a map. But it’s the brands that call South Carolina home that are the true essence of who we are, what we’ve been, and what our future holds. Awards are presented annually in various categories as a partnership between the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and The Brand Leader.



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