Virginia is Renowned for its Cybersecurity Talent

The Commonwealth has the second largest cybersecurity workforce in the country, with about 88,000 cybersecurity workers (Emsi). Virginia’s location is a distinct industry advantage, providing access to the federal government and a large pool of federal contractors.

Adopting Standards

Virginia was the first state in the nation to adopt the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cyber Framework.

Fostering Entrepreneurship

Virginia is home to the MACH37 Accelerator, an intensive, 90-day program created to launch cyber startups. Mach37 was initially launched and funded by the Commonwealth but is now funded by the private sector.

Information Sharing

Virginia was the first state to declare itself an Information Sharing and Assessment Organization (ISAO).