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.

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EMPLOYMENT

The region is home to one of the most educated technology workforces.

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total cyber workforce in the region

11% OF THE NATION’S CYBER PROFESSIONALS WORK IN GREATER WASHINGTON

DEMAND

A large number of Fortune 1000 companies, startup technology firms, and entrepreneurs based in the region have growing needs for cyber talent.

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CYBERSECURITY JOB OPENINGS IN THE REGION

THE HIGHEST GEOGRAPHIC  DENSITY OF CYBERSECURITY  POSITIONS IN THE NATION

 

50%

 

Half of all surveyed technology employers across the region say they experience difficulty filling cybersecurity openings

14% OF THE NATION’S CYBER JOB OPENINGS ARE IN  GREATER WASHINGTON 

INVESTMENT

Cybersecurity incubators and investors like MACH37 and In-Q-Tel call the Greater Washington region home.

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CYBERSECURITY RELATED VENTURE CAPITAL FUNDING IN 2016 ACROSS THE GREATER WASHINGTON REGION IN 2016
PROXIMITY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

The region’s proximity to, and expertise in, serving the federal government is critical in policymaking and implementation.

 

U.S. Cyber Command and the political and regulatory infrastructure that addresses policy issues surrounding cybersecurity are here

Greater Washington boasts unparalleled educational opportunities through local colleges and universities.

LEARN MORE

Learn more about why the Greater Washington region is the nation’s Cyber Capital below and stay tuned for information on how you can become part of this dynamic cybersecurity ecosystem. Check out these additional resources:

VIRGINIA

Comprehensive listing of current cyber job openings in Virginia.

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The Virginia Cyber Security Commission brings together experts from public and private sectors to find ways to promote Virginia’s cybersecurity assets, resources and opportunities associated with the Commonwealth’s cybersecurity programs. The Cyber Virginia website provides news, information, reports and other published content, and details on workforce and educational opportunities.  

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MACH37™ is America’s premier market-centric cybersecurity accelerator and is designed to facilitate the creation of the next generation of cybersecurity product companies.

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A collaborative effort led by Norfolk State University with 13 colleges and universities, one public school district, two national laboratories, and a DOD facility that together are working to develop a K-20 pipeline for the cybersecurity workforce.

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This site provides veterans with access to cyber security training opportunities and resources to help veterans enter the Virginia cyber security workforce.

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WASHINGTON, D.C.

Comprehensive listing of current cyber job openings in the Washington, D.C. area.

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A list of the colleges and universities in the Washington, D.C. area that offer degrees in cyber security.

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A list of the events hosted by this chapter that include Conferences, Special Seminars, Exam Review Courses, networking mixers, and social events. This page provides a list of current and completed events as well as event descriptions and contacts.

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The largest meetup of cybersecurity professionals around the D.C area, which provides networking opportunities and educational sessions on all things cybersecurity.

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MARYLAND

Comprehensive listing of current cyber job openings in Maryland.

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TEDCO is the hub of Maryland’s entrepreneurial network where startups find mentors, organizational assistance, facilities for daily operations, and a roadmap for success.

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The NCCoE, a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), is a collaborative hub where industry organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions work together to address businesses’ most pressing cybersecurity challenges.

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CPAM addresses the challenges of a lack of an adequate pool of skilled cyber workers, the shortage of laboratory facilities to support cyber training, a lack of training in flexible modalities and barriers to learning for underserved populations.

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CyberWorks is an industry-led, workforce development program designed to help Maryland companies fill their cybersecurity needs with qualified candidates, while simultaneously helping individuals start careers and improve Maryland’s economy.

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