Cyber Security Jobs Booming in Virginia and DC

Northern Virginia has become a hotbed for the technology sector including the booming cyber security industry. According to the infographic below from the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), 55% of tech job openings in Virginia are for cyber security jobs, with 10,000 federal cyber security job openings.

In today’s digital world, the need for information security is fueling the growth of cyber security jobs. The federal cyber security budget was $14 billion in 2015 compared to $19 billion in 2016. Also, 46% of the 2015 Greater Washington Venture Capital funding supported cyber solutions.

George Mason University and the School of Business have been long-time supporters of the NVTC, often working together to benefit students and the community. Located just outside Washington, D.C., in Northern Virginia, George Mason’s School of Business is committed to the region.

Mason’s MS in Management of Secure Information Systems is a cyber security masters degree providing a path to enhance professionals in the cyber security field and put them at the forefront of addressing cyber security challenges. This masters in cyber security provides students with the leadership and management expertise needed while addressing the specific technology and policy challenges of modern information systems and networks. This cross-disciplinary program draws on the expertise of faculty members within the School of Business, Schar School of Policy and Government, and Volgenau School of Engineering.

NVTC is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, representing about 300,000 employees in the region.

Take a look at the infographic below for more information.

cyber security jobs NVTC infographic

Source: NVTC

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