Northern Virginia Technology Council Announces 2021 NVTC Capital Cyber Award Winners

The NVTC Capital Cybersecurity Awards honor the region’s best cyber companies and leaders

MCLEAN, Va. October 26, 2021 —Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the trade association representing the national capital region’s technology community, today announced the winners of the third annual NVTC Capital Cyber Awards. In coordination with Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the awards were presented at the sixth annual NVTC Capital Cybersecurity Summit, which was held in-person and virtually on Friday, October 22, 2021. The winners represent leading organizations and executives who have contributed to advancing our region's cybersecurity industry this past year.

The NVTC Capital Cyber Award winners demonstrate dedication, vision, innovation and an ability to design mission-critical security solutions to thwart cyber-attacks. These awards highlight and salute their accomplishments and contributions in protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure.

“The pandemic has brought massive disruptions to the way we live and work and created an incredibly challenging environment for cybersecurity professionals. The increasing occurrence and complexity of cyberattacks toward our nation’s critical infrastructure, workplaces and financial institutions continue to expand at an alarming rate.” said Jennifer Taylor, president and CEO of NVTC. “We are proud of the work the NVTC Capital Cyber Award winners’ achievements in security detection, vulnerability management and risk mitigation.”

This year’s program received over 30 nominations from esteemed companies, organizations and individuals working to defend our nation’s critical cyber infrastructure and mitigate emerging threats. The six award category winners represent a diverse set of leading cybersecurity companies and leaders. The panel of judges included Lenard Marcus, general partner, Edison Partners; Tony Moraco, former CEO, SAIC and Dr. John Zangardi, president, Redhorse Corporation. 
The category winners include: 

Cyber CEO of the Year
John Wood, Telos Corporation

Cyber Company of the Year
GuidePoint Security

Cyber Deal of the Year

Cyber Executive of the Year
Rob Palmer, ShorePoint

Cyber Government Contractor of the Year
Intelligent Waves

Cyber Startup of the Year

More information about the Capital Cyber Awards and NVTC’s industry award programs can be found here.


About the Northern Virginia Technology Council
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the trade association representing the national capital region’s technology community. As one of the nation's largest technology councils, NVTC serves companies from all sectors of the industry, from small businesses and startups to Fortune 100 technology companies, as well as service providers, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Nearly 500 entities make up the NVTC membership and look to the organization as a resource for networking and educational opportunities, peer-to-peer communities, policy advocacy, industry promotion, fostering of strategic relationships, and branding of the region as a major global technology center. Visit NVTC at

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