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Northern Virginia Technology Council Announces 2020 NVTC Capital Cyber Awards Finalists


Companies and individuals recognized for contributions to region's cybersecurity sector.

MCLEAN, Va. (PRWEB) October 14, 2020

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia, today announced the finalists for the second annual NVTC Capital Cyber Awards. These awards represent the most innovative companies and individuals that contribute to the region's cybersecurity industry.

"Cybersecurity professionals are on the front lines protecting our nation's most critical assets and data from persistent online threats," said Jennifer Taylor, president and CEO, NVTC. "The companies and individuals selected as finalists of the NVTC Capital Cyber Awards are the leading innovators in their field. It's an honor to recognize the exemplary work they do to protect our personal information and national security."

With continuous innovation and technological advances happening around the globe, the need for robust security and system maintenance grows at an exponential rate. The companies and individuals represented in the NVTC Capital Cyber Award finalists are working to solve the tech industry's most important cybersecurity-related problems across both public and private sectors.

This year's program attracted more than 60 nominations from various organizations from the National Capital region. The 27 finalists, spanning startups, Fortune 500 organizations, government agencies and individuals, demonstrate the diversity of this region's dynamic technology ecosystem.


Cyber Company of the Year

GuidePoint Security

IronNet Cybersecurity


SOS International


Two Six Labs

Cyber CEO of the Year

Matt Brown, ShorePoint

Wayne Jackson, Sonatype

Bret Padres, The Crypsis Group

Julian Setian, SOS International

Michael Volk, GuidePoint Security

Cyber Executive of the Year

Michael Baker, General Dynamics Information Technology

Vishal Gupta, Unisys

Alicia Lynch, SAIC

Brad Medairy, Booz Allen Hamilton

Matthew Stern, Intelligent Waves

Cyber Investor of the Year

Ron Gula, Gula Tech Adventures

Mike Janke, DataTribe

Hank Thomas, Strategic Cyber Venture

Cyber Deal of the Year


Coalfire Systems


Cyber Startup of the Year




RunSafe Security


Of these finalists, the category winners will be selected by a panel of judges and announced on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the NVTC Capital Cybersecurity Summit taking place virtually during the U.S. Cyber Week. For more information on the event and the full agenda, please visit

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About the Northern Virginia Technology Council

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As one of the largest technology councils in the nation, NVTC serves about 800 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 350,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; and the NVTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and other priorities within Virginia's technology community. Visit NVTC at

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