One of the fastest-growing fields in technology is getting plenty of interest in Virginia Beach.
Virginia Beach recognize that effective cybersecurity protection requires a strong partnership between the public and private sectors who together must prioritize cybersecurity policies and initiatives that enable better defense against cyber threats. Virginia Beach has been a leader in bringing together cybersecurity experts throughout the business community, region and state since 2012. We have been instrumental in being a beacon holding cybersecurity conferences, symposiums and an ongoing series of cybersecurity roundtables.
- Over 7,000 workers employed in cybersecurity-related jobs (more than twice the concentration of cybersecurity workers than the national average)
- 46,200 workers in “high-tech” occupations (5.4% of regional workforce)
There are numerous key cybersecurity resources throughout our community and region that are leading the way in Virginia.
Regent University Institute for Cybersecurity
Established in 2016, Regent’s Institute for
Cybersecurity is the largest non-profit, university-managed cybersecurity
training and education provider in the nation. Located in Virginia Beach, the Institute for Cybersecurity is disrupting and transforming the cyber defense
industry with world-class training featuring a state-of-the-art cyber simulation
Virginia Cyber Alliance
The Virginia Cyber Alliance was established in 2018, as a partnership of industry, government, and academic institutions working to expand our region's influence in cybersecurity, data analytics, and unmanned autonomous systems (UAS). It supports economic growth through technology assistance, internships, salary subsidies and outreach.
Hampton Roads Cybersecurity Education
The Hampton Roads Cybersecurity Education, Workforce and Economic Development Alliance (HRCyber) is a collaborative partnership between educational institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private employers focused on developing educational pathways from high school, through community college, to four year institutions, and continual professional development, that provides a capable and fully cybersecurity workforce for our region.
Norfolk State University
Norfolk State University has created a collaborative
effort with Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC) - Old
Dominion University (ODU) to establish and operate a Center of Excellence in
Cyber Security (COE-CS) with an emphasis in Cyber Modeling, Simulation,
Analysis, and Experimentation (CMSA&E).
Norfolk State University’s graduate cybersecurity
degree recently won the award of “50 Best Schools of 2018: Online Master’s
Degrees in Cybersecurity,” distinguishing it from hundreds across the
Tidewater Community College
Cybercenter at Tidewater Community College is intended to disseminate
cyberdefense information into the local, regional, and national cyberdefense
community of interest. This includes information on cyberdefense resources,
career opportunities, conferences, programs of study, scholarships, partner
organizations, faculty contacts, student activities, and certifications as well
as a Cybersecurity blog intended to push out updates and news on emerging
ECPI University Cybersecurity Center
The ECPI University Cybersecurity Center for Innovation is designed to serve the cyber community throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and help build a next generation cybersecurity workforce to solve cybersecurity problems with innovative solutions. The Center's purpose is to close the gap between education and the workplace by cultivating strategic partnerships with other schools, cyber centers, industry, and government.
Major Cybersecurity Firms
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- CPT Command Post Technology
- Klett Consulting Group
- Lockheed Martin
- Sera Brynn
- Valkyrie Enterprises
- WR Systems