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Cyber NYC is a $100 million public-private investment to spur the creation of 10,000 cybersecurity jobs and make New York City a global leader in cyber innovation.

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Cyber threats have created a strong demand for more service providers, technology experts, and workers. Major private sector companies are now investing in this need.

The Need

By The Numbers


In worldwide cybersecurity spending by 2020

By The Numbers


Projected unfilled jobs worldwide by 2021

By The Numbers


Data breaches worldwide 2017

This rising need for cybersecurity professionals represents an outstanding opportunity for people and businesses in New York City. Our city already has so many unique advantages that put us in a great position to become a global leader in cybersecurity innovation.

NYC's Cyber Edge

Why NYC?

Strong Commercial Demand

Home to 45 Fortune 500 headquarters

IT Coworkers. Photo by Agnieszka Olek/Getty Images.
Leading Academic Institutions
Why NYC?

The Workforce of Tomorrow

Creating 10,000 good jobs

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Strong Commercial Demand
Why NYC?

Growing Startup Ecosystem

$1.2 billion in VC funding in 2017

Cornell Tech. Photo by Patrick Lyn/NYCEDC.
Growing Startup Ecosystem
Why NYC?

Large & Diverse Workforce

Workforce of over 4.4 million

Cyber Security Colleagues. Photo by Erik Isakson/Getty images
Large & Diverse Workforce
Why NYC?

Leading Academic Institutions

Nearly 100 colleges and universities

NYC: The Next Cybersecurity Hub

Cyber NYC is designed to foster the growth of the cybersecurity industry in the city, supporting workers, residents, students, and entrepreneurs at every stage of professional development. From education and job training programs to develop NYC’s cyber workforce to spaces for dynamic startups to thrive and grow in the five boroughs, Cyber NYC is paving the way for New York to become the cybersecurity hub of the future.

Program Overview

Global Cyber Center, Operated by SOSA
Located in Chelsea, the Global Cyber Center offers curated events, programs, and co-working space for startups and investors, fostering collaboration and innovation across sectors and around the world.

Hub.NYC by JVP, Operated by Jerusalem Venture Partners
Located in Soho, Hub.NYC provides cybersecurity companies with the space, talent, resources, and opportunities they need to grow. The space will also serve as an event and convening space for New Yorkers to learn more about cybersecurity.

We’ve convened a world-class roster of partners to help us execute on this essential plan, which will help protect the industries and people that make this city the economic powerhouse that it is today.
James Patchett
President and CEO, NYCEDC

Inventors to Founders, Operated by Columbia University
Inventors to Founders connects the academics developing cybersecurity research to the entrepreneurs who can take that research to market, supporting eight academic-based startups per year.

Cybersecurity Moonshot Challenge, Operated by NYCx in the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer, NYC Cyber Command, and NYCEDC
This civic challenge promotes cybersecurity solutions for NYC’s small and mid-sized businesses, with a $1 million investment prize offered to eligible finalists.

Applied Learning Initiative, Operated by CUNY, NYU, Columbia University, Cornell Tech
The Applied Learning Initiative is a suite of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs, preparing students for the job market and developing NYC’s cybersecurity talent pool.

Cyber Boot Camp, Operated by Fullstack Academy and LaGuardia Community College
This 17-week accelerated training course is designed around industry-specific competencies, giving a diverse set of students the opportunity to develop in-demand cyber skills and land tech jobs in NYC, building a more inclusive business community that better reflects—and benefits from—New York City’s diversity. Cyber Bootcamp recently graduated its first cohort of students in September 2019.

Cyber NYC Fullstack Graduation

Cyber NYC & Fullstack Academy: Building New York City’s Cybersecurity Workforce

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