Unlock Virginia's Cybersecurity Advantage

Virginia is part of the nation’s Cyber Capital, the Washington, D.C., region. As the hub of leading-edge intelligence technology, the region serves as a fertile ground for the growing cybersecurity industry.

Federal spending for cybersecurity is increasing —
opening the doors to new opportunity in Virginia.

Industry Forecasts

$71.1

billion

in information security
spent in 2014

7.9%

increase

in spending between
2013-2014

18.9%

increase

in data loss prevention
between 2013-2014

$156

billion

in global cybersecurity
predicted in 2019

* Forecasts from Gartner, Inc. & Markets and Markets

Largest contributors to cybersecurity solutions

Aerospace
Defense
Intelligence

are key industry sectors in Virginia

FEDERAL ASSETS

  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Department of Defense – The Pentagon
  • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
  • National Counterterrorism Center
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
  • National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC)
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
  • U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command (INSCOM)
  • Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM)
  • Navy Information Dominance Forces (NAVIDFOR or IDFOR)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  • High concentration of military installations

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSETS &
PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERTISE

  • 70% of the world’s Internet traffic passes through Virginia
  • 172,000+ Virginians in the private sector currently work in IT
  • Over 65,000 Virginians work in cybersecurity occupations
  • 9.4% of Virginia’s workforce are IT workers, making them the second-highest concentration of technology workers in the U.S. according to Cyberstates 2015
  • 40 of the Washington Technology Top 100 federal contracting companies are headquartered in Virginia
  • 40 Virginia companies appear on the Cybersecurity 500 list

TRAINING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY’S NEXT GENERATION

  • 25,000 students are enrolled in Virginia’s innovative IT programs each year
  • 4,000 IT graduates enter the workforce each year
  • 12 Virginia universities currently offer cybersecurity-related degree programs, including:

CYBERSECURITY ASSETS

Virginia Cyber Security Commission
The Virginia Cyber Security Commission brings together experts from public and private sectors to find ways to position Virginia as a cybersecurity leader.

Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)
introduces technology-based economic development strategies to accelerate innovation, imagination and new technology.

MACH37™ Cybersecurity Accelerator
CIT launched this intense 90-day program in which select startups are mentored by cybersecurity entrepreneurs and receive a $50K investment to develop, test and pitch their ideas to security market investors.

Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC)
NVTC is the Northern Virginia technology community’s trade association and the largest technology council in the nation, serving approximately 1,000 organizations.

Put Virginia’s many assets to work
for your cybersecurity business

We have experts available to explore the possibilities for success with you, with options tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Click here to download the industry overview

GET STARTED TODAY

VIRGINIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

© 2016 All rights reserved.