Cyber Security in Greater Baltimore

Maryland is leading the nation in the Cyber Security industry with its uniquely qualified workforce, proximity to key buyers, and start-up investment opportunity. With more than 211,000 skilled professionals and 20,000 available jobs, the Greater Baltimore region is one of the world’s most densely concentrated Cyber Security markets.

Greater Baltimore is ranked:

  • #1 in the US with 10 colleges and universities designated as Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security
  • #3 for available Cyber Security jobs, behind Palo Alto and San Francisco
  • #4 in computer science research and development per graduate student at universities
  • #8 in the US for percent of the population with a Bachelor's degree or higher
  • #9 in the US with 40% more Cyber Security professionals than the national average

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"Proximity to NSA is critical to our business because of the significant talent cluster it provides."
Michael Rosenbaum, CEO of Catalyst IT Services

"For us, one of the biggest benefits of being headquartered in Maryland is the access to top-notch cyber security talent. The federal installations and universities in this region have been attracting and training cyber security talent for years, and leveraging that existing community of professionals is a win for us."
Zuly Gonzalez, CEO of LightPoint Security

"To be successful, it is critical for us to assemble a world-class team of top-tier technologists. The vast talent pool and ability to leverage innovations developed for national security protocols, has allowed us to pioneer game-changing, advanced security technologies for the world’s leading mobile platforms."
Gregg Smith, CEO of OptioLabs

“Having won the InvestMaryland Challenge and the accompanying $100,000 grant was not only a great validation of the work we are doing in cyber security, it demonstrates the support the state of Maryland has for furthering the success of local companies. This award is just one of many opportunities afforded to up and coming organizations and we look forward to a long and prosperous residency in the Greater Baltimore area.”
John Trauth, CEO of Bricata

“When I looked at the best place to support the launch of a company and tap into the talent pool, the first place I thought of was Baltimore. Having run companies in Baltimore in the past, I knew that this was the ideal environment for giving us the best opportunities to get a start-up off the ground and support our continued growth.”
Derek Gabbard, President of FourV Systems

"We have a rapidly growing team of driven individuals who are tackling the increasingly sophisticated and dynamic world of cyber security threat intelligence. Our presence in the DMV enables us to recruit from a highly experienced and qualified resource pool of threat analysts not typically found in the same concentration of other geographies in the U.S."
Chris Coleman, CEO of LookingGlass