Founder: Bryson Bort
Year founded: 2017
Number of employees: 10
Cyber problem you are solving: SCYTHE has created a cyber security platform, CROSSBOW, which enables organizations to validate their defenses without the need for costly training, technical expertise, or complex setup.
DC is the global HQ for the cyber industry because: The DC region offers one of the most highly educated technology and cybersecurity workforces in the country. Many highly skilled workers come from the Federal government, and bring deep policy understanding along with their technical skills. In this region, government-centric technologists often have the unique advantage of learning from agencies like the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.
LookingGlass Cyber Solutions
CEO: Chris Coleman
Year founded: 2009
Number of employees: 312
Cyber problem you are solving: Unified threat protection against sophisticated cyber attacks to global enterprises and government agencies by operationalizing threat intelligence across its comprehensive portfolio.
DC is the global HQ for the cyber industry because: Hyper-focus on business impact of cyber attacks
Founders: Adam Rogas, Paul Korol, Phil Vizzaccaro, Eric Kay, David Hansen, Sean Clauretie
Year founded: 2016
Number of employees: 20
Cyber problem you are solving: Fraud Prevention – Specifically for platform based eCommerce
DC is the global HQ for the cyber industry because: DC is the global HQ for the cyber industry because there are multiple sources of incoming talent amplified by an investment community with deep subject matter expertise. This convergence has created a fertile environment for innovation and collaboration which has spawned some of the biggest and brightest players in the cyber security sector.
Founders: Ryan Trost, Wayne Chiang
Year founded: 2013
Number of employees: 73
Cyber problem you are solving: To combat the challenges facing today's security analysts and operators, such as unmanageable amounts of threat data, organizations need to break down silos across teams and point products, and use prioritization, context and automation to drive an overall improved security posture. ThreatQuotient believes that threat intelligence is the glue that ties together disparate systems and teams, and that a threat intelligence platform is a key, strategic piece to an enterprise's overall security infrastructure.
DC is the global HQ for the cyber industry because: The Greater Washington area has quickly established itself as the Silicon Valley of cybersecurity due to the region’s deep tradition of innovation and national security. This rapid momentum has continued through the work of companies like ThreatQuotient, their competitors and partners, and also strong industry involvement by people like the Governor of Virginia and includes developing initiatives with local students and universities to bring more technology experience into the hands of future defenders.
Founder: Ethan Dietrich
Year founded: 2014
Number of employees: 24
Cyber problem you are solving: We are conducting operations in support of our National Mission to protecting critical infrastructure and enhancing situational awareness through rapid data solutions.
DC is the global HQ for the cyber industry because: The immense talent set of cyber operators supporting the U.S. intelligence community and U.S. national cyber mission.
Founder: Nathan Shea
Year founded: 2008
Number of employees: 22
Cyber problem you are solving: Cyber has evolved over the years from Information Operations, Information Warfare, Information Assurance and Information Security. The vulnerabilities and threats haven't changed, they have just become more visible and recognized and because of this increased visibility, there is uncertainty in knowing what cybersecurity actually entails. We help solve the problem of helping our customers bridge the gap from unknown to the known and decrease their knowledge gap so that they are better prepared to successfully meet their compliance requirements.
DC is the global HQ for the cyber industry because: DC is the global HQ for the cyber industry because most regulations that cyber companies follow are formalized in the National Capital Region (NCR). Whether it is private industry, healthcare, infrastructure, or defense the NCR initiates much of this policy that translates to every industry impacted by cyber threats.
Founders: Mike Shinn (CEO), Scott Shinn (CTO)
Year founded: 2015
Number of employees: 18
Cyber problem you are solving: Endpoint Protection, Attack Detection, Automated Response and Security Event Analysis
DC is the global HQ for the cyber industry because: Density of cyber experience and talent solving tough security problems and large number of organizations that are high value targets.