The Greater Washington region, including Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland, is the nation’s cybersecurity capital, with a unique set of cybersecurity assets and opportunities that no other region in the world can match. To highlight and position the region’s stance as a cybersecurity leader, Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) has partnered with Monster Government Solutions to create the www.CyberCapital.us microsite which reflects the region’s unmatched cybersecurity capabilities in talent, funding and regional resources.
Greater Washington has the highest geographical density of cybersecurity workers in the country, with 84,000 currently employed cybersecurity workers across the region. Despite that, we still have over 46,000 cybersecurity openings left to fill. This further supports the NVTC member survey responses indicating that over half experience difficulty staffing cybersecurity openings.
In 2016, companies with cybersecurity offerings raised $216 million in venture capital funding across Greater Washington. The region has a thriving cybersecurity incubator and investor community highlighted by organizations like In-Q-Tel, MACH37 and Carlyle Group.
In addition to being the seat of federal government and the source of national cybersecurity policymaking, our region has unparalleled cybersecurity resources including the U.S. Cyber Command in Ft. Meade, DARPA and strong research infrastructure through top universities in all three jurisdictions.
Our hope is that this site will help build awareness of Greater Washington as the nation’s leading cybersecurity hub, with an experienced, educated workforce and opportunities for both cybersecurity practitioners and businesses looking to tap into our deep pool of talent and resources.
NVTC is working on behalf of the Greater Washington technology community to accelerate and promote cybersecurity growth. In November 2016, we hosted our inaugural Capital Cybersecurity Summit and will be hosting the second annual Capital Cyber Summit on November 14 and 15, 2017.
We’ve also launched a Tech Talent Initiative to address the workforce challenges of NVTC members and the Greater Washington technology community in crucial areas like cybersecurity, data analytics and software development.
NVTC is delighted to be partnering with Monster Government Solutions on this new resource to promote Greater Washington’s dynamic cybersecurity ecosystem. Visit www.cybercapital.us for the latest cybersecurity statistics, as well as links to regional resources and cybersecurity job openings.