Northern Virginia Technology Council Announces 2020 NVTC Capital Cyber Award Winners

The NVTC Capital Cyber Award winners represent the region's best companies and individuals in cybersecurity

(McLean, Virginia) October 22, 2020 — The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia, today announced the winners of the second annual NVTC Capital Cyber Awards. The award announcement concluded the final day of the fifth annual NVTC Capital Cybersecurity Summit which was held virtually this year. These winners represent the most innovative companies and individuals that contribute to the region's cybersecurity industry.

With federal and commercial markets often at an intersection, the National Capital region houses an unmatched technology ecosystem. The NVTC Capital Cyber Award winners demonstrate dedication, vision and a proven track record of substantial contributions to their company and the technology industry in the Greater Washington region.

“The global pandemic has heightened the importance of cybersecurity more than ever before. With virtual schools, workplaces and healthcare, the attack surface has expanded at an unprecedented rate,” said Jennifer Taylor, president and CEO, NVTC. “We are proud of the innovative work the NVTC Capital Cyber Award winners are doing to protect our most critical assets, personal information and national security.”

This year’s program attracted over 60 nominations from impressive companies, organizations and individuals working toward industry innovation, throughout the Greater Washington, D.C. area. In the six categories, the 27 finalists included local companies, government agencies and individuals, who represent the region’s diverse and thriving technology ecosystem. 

The panel of judges included Kelly Ford, General Partner, Edison Partners; Jack Huffard, Co-Founder, Tenable; Tom McDonough, former President and COO of Sourcefire, which was acquired by Cisco; Tony Moraco, retired CEO, SAIC; and Dr. John Zangardi, President, Redhorse Corporation.

The category winners include:

Cyber Company of the Year
GuidePoint Security

Cyber CEO of the Year
Wayne Jackson, Sonatype

Cyber Executive of the Year
Brad Medairy, Booz Allen Hamilton

Cyber Investor of the Year
Ron Gula, Gula Tech Adventures

Cyber Deal of the Year

Cyber Startup of the Year

More information on the Capital Cyber Awards and NVTC’s industry award programs can be found at


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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

Kara Mauceri
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