The growth comes in response to increased interest among oil and gas companies in cybersecurity consulting and engineering, both of which MSI provides, Drescher said. The interest was prompted by a growing number of cyberattacks on energy assets in the past few years.
“Cybersecurity is front page news these days,” Drescher said. “We’re seeing a major market unfold.”
The growth means MSI will likely be looking for additional office space when its 18-month lease ends, Drescher said. There’s space available in its current Houston building, at 1770 St. James Place in the Uptown area, but Drescher is keeping the company’s options open, he said. MSI is in talks with its current landlord about expanding its footprint there, but the company would also consider moving to a new location in the Houston area, Drescher said.