The Nation’s Hub for Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity companies choose Arlington, VA for its proximity to the nation’s capital and federal policymakers, easy access to national security customers and business partners and a highly-skilled workforce.

As home to the Department of Defense at the Pentagon, key federal agencies such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), as well as more than 200 cybersecurity companies, Arlington offers unparalleled access to new and existing customers and business partners to fuel growth. 

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Unmatched Cybersecurity Assets

Northern Virginia is home to many of the nation’s top security agencies and intelligence communities. Its unique and thriving ecosystem of federal cybersecurity policymakers and thought leaders work collaboratively with private enterprises and research institutions to establish national cyber policies.

Arlington boasts more than 200 cybersecurity firms that specialize in every conceivable service, product and solution to protect their customers from cyber threats. Their expertise ranges from threat detection and risk management to network and endpoint security, malware detection and deep learning analysis. Technology platforms developed and managed by Arlington businesses represent highly innovative and technically advanced approaches to ensure that their customers are better equipped to prevent and detect cyberattacks. 

Whether you are a Fortune 500 corporation acting as a prime contractor or a cybersecurity startup, this area has all the right assets, talent, technology and resources to support your company’s growth.


A Robust Talent Pipeline

Virginia has a cybersecurity workforce of 71,000 employees — the largest on the east coast. In fact, one in 10 cybersecurity workers in the U.S. are employed in Virginia. Companies based in Arlington have access to more than 200,000 cybersecurity professionals in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region.


Robust Network of Resources

In addition to a network of government agencies, research institutions and companies, the D.C. region is home to a robust ecosystem of support organizations for cyber companies and professionals.

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Top Ranked Digital County


Best City for Women in Tech


Best Tech Talent Market in North America

Arlington is a thriving community and the energy here is palpable. There is tremendous technical expertise in Arlington, including top talent with development, security and cloud computing skills. Virginia and the surrounding area are rich with consumer brands, SaaS companies and others that are all struggling with privacy issues. Finally, we’re close to Washington, D.C., where privacy experts and legislators are debating the future of privacy, so we can tap into the latest trends and build them into our business.

Justin Antonipillai, CEO of WireWheel

National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program. The goal of this program is to reduce vulnerability in our national information infrastructure by promoting higher education and research in cyber defense and producing professionals with cyber defense expertise.

There are 15 National Centers of Academic Excellence (NCAE) in Cyber Defense in the Greater Washington-Baltimore Region.

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A Certified Economic Developer with more than two decades of experience in business development and program management, Sindy can assist with any questions regarding expansion or relocation.

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