ABOUT THE CAPITAL CYBERSECURITY SUMMIT

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the voice of technology, representing a diverse and thriving technology ecosystem, promoting innovation, and convening, educating, and advocating for the Greater Washington region’s technology community. In order to accelerate and promote the region’s innovation, connect people, companies and academic partners, and showcase the region’s technology assets, NVTC will host the second annual Capital Cybersecurity Summit November 14-15, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner.

The 2017 Capital Cybersecurity Summit will feature keynote speakers and panels offering unique insights on emerging cybersecurity technologies, digital solutions, operations and enforcement from the private sector, government and academic perspectives. The Summit will also include a technology showcase at which cybersecurity companies from Virginia, Maryland and D.C. can promote their products and services, network, and connect with potential customers, partners, investors and employees.

WHY ATTEND OR SPONSOR THE CAPITAL CYBERSECURITY SUMMIT?

The Capital Cybersecurity Summit will provide tremendous business development and educational value for NVTC members and the entire Greater Washington technology community, helping NVTC accelerate and promote the region’s innovation, connect people, companies and academic partners, and showcase the region’s technology assets and workforce.

The Capital Cyber Summit promises to deliver:

Dynamic and distinguished speakers from the private sector, government and academia

Unique insights on emerging cybersecurity technologies, operations and enforcement

Exceptional networking opportunities with dedicated time to speak with national and local cybersecurity experts and solution providers

WHY THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION?

The National Capital Region offers a unique set of cybersecurity assets that no other region in the world can match – with innovative solutions for both commercial and public sector customers – all of which will be highlighted at the Summit

  • One of the most educated cybersecurity/tech workforces in the country
  • A large number of Fortune 1000 companies and an incredible number of startup technology firms and entrepreneurs
  • The Department of Defense and intelligence agencies (e.g. NSA, CIA) addressing both defensive threats to our classified information and infrastructure as well as offensive cybersecurity capabilities employed against our adversaries
  • U.S. Cyber Command
  • The political and regulatory infrastructure that addresses policy issues surrounding cybersecurity
  • Unparalleled research infrastructure through institutions like DARPA, IARPA, ODNI, ARL, AFRL and local universities such as George Mason University, George Washington University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, etc.
  • Incubators/Investors – e.g., MACH37, In-Q-Tel, Carlyle Group, Arlington Capital
  • Innovation – the internet came out of a government-focused research effort at DARPA

ABOUT NVTC

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the voice of technology in Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington region, representing a diverse and thriving technology ecosystem, promoting innovation, and convening, educating, and advocating for the region’s technology community.

As the largest technology council in the nation, NVTC serves about 1,000 companies and organizations, including businesses from all sectors of the technology industry, service providers, universities, foreign embassies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 300,000 employees in the region.