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NYC is a global cyber hub, with a 60K-person cybersecurity workforce, more than 300 dedicated cyber companies, and the most robust fundraising ecosystem in the world ranging from pre-seed to the public markets. The sector’s growth is projected to continue, in large part because of the increasing complexity, frequency and cost of cyberattacks.

That’s why NYCEDC launched Cyber NYC, an initiative to champion and catalyze the cyber ecosystem in New York and build the cyber workforce of the future.

New York City is a global center for the cybersecurity industry.

Mayor Eric Adams

NYC: A Cyber Powerhouse

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By The Numbers

300

Deals since 2017

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Strong Commercial Demand
By The Numbers

300+

Cyber companies

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Leading Academic Institutions
By The Numbers

60K

Cyber workforce

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Fullstack Academy Cybersecurity Bootcamp
By The Numbers

39B

Investment since 2017

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Large & Diverse Workforce
By The Numbers

53%

Compound annual growth rate, since 2017, faster than the nation

Building NYC’s Inclusive Cyber Future

NYCEDC is focused on building a talent base that is representative of the diversity of New York. While 51 percent of the US population is female, only 24 percent of the cybersecurity workforce is. Similarly, the overall US population is 13 percent Black, compared to 9 percent of the cyber workforce. There is significant room and an urgent need for a more inclusive cyber workforce in NYC, one that truly reflects the city’s diversity.

Cyber NYC Internship Program

Recruiting and placing New Yorkers in paid internships at cybersecurity partner organizations across NYC.

Program Objectives:

  • Identify, recruit and place a diverse cohort of interns in paid cybersecurity internships
  • Provide hands-on work and technical training to cybersecurity students
  • Build career success and increase upward mobility

Fullstack Academy Cybersecurity Bootcamp

This bootcamp is designed for beginners with the goal of getting jobs in cyber.

Program Features:

  • Industry-informed curriculum that teaches in-demand skills
  • Cohort-based learning
  • Live instruction paired with independent study
  • Part-time and full-time courses available
Cyber NYC Fullstack Graduation

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

City College of New York Cybersecurity Master’s Program

This degree program offers an industry-informed curriculum that provides students with the practical skills required for professional success.

Program Features:

  • Full-time students can complete the program in 3 semesters.
  • New York State residents pay less than $20,000 for the degree.
  • Individuals can complete the program as full-time or part-time students.
  • Program can start in either the fall or spring semester.

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