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Cybersecurity in the Columbus Region


The Columbus Region has a robust cybersecurity industry represented by leading companies, world-class research institutions and innovative industry partnerships.

Strong Talent Pipeline


The Columbus Region workforce is powered by high-tech education and the innovative ideas of more than 136,000 students at more than 60 college and university campuses. Download the Cybersecurity Spotlight for a list of colleges and universities with cybersecurity and data analytics programs.

Where Powerhouses Come Together


The Columbus Region is a highly collaborative environment, and these Region-based institutions are advancing the cybersecurity industry for the entire world:
  • The Columbus Collaboratory: an advanced technology company focused on driving solutions in the areas of big data, analytics and cybersecurity founded by a task force of member organizations – American Electric Power, Battelle, Cardinal Health, Huntington Bank, L Brands, Nationwide and OhioHealth
  • American Electric Power (AEP): Columbus-based utility company that created a unique Cyber Security Operations Center with the U.S. Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin, making it the first utility company in the nation to develop a cybersecurity operations center and an industry leader in promoting private sector cooperation through its threat and information sharing program
  • Battelle: world's largest contract R&D organization with more than 600 data analysts working with corporate and government clients to develop next generation solutions in the fields of cyber innovation and national security

Array of Services


A wide array of companies focused on cybersecurity technology thrives in the Columbus Region.

Here, capabilities are identified based on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies’ National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.

NOTABLE CYBERSECURITY EMPLOYERS
  SECURELY PROVISION OPERATE & MAINTAIN PROTECT & DEFEND INVESTIGATE COLLECT & OPERATE ANALYZE OVERSIGHT & DEVELOPMENT
American Electric Power*     X X X X  
Battelle* X X X X X X  
Dedicated Technologies* X X X        
DLA Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC)*   X X X X X  
Eagle Research Group X X X       X
Forsythe X X X       X
iSYS*       X     X
Jacadis X X X     X X
MicroSolved (MSI) X X X X X X X
Ohio Army National Guard Cyber Protection Team*     X X X X  
Ohio Supercomputer Center X       X    
Optiv Security* X X X X      
Quest Software X X X        
Resource One X X X        
Stealth Entry* X X X       X

*Company does work for military, defense and/or federal government

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Matt
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Senior Vice President, Economic Development
614-225-6953
Matt
McQuade
Managing Director, Business Development
614-225-6920
Patty
Huddle
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
614-225-6065
Chris
Strayer
Senior Project Manager
614-225-6905
Archit
Dhir
Project Manager, Global Trade and Investment
614-225-6083
Jeff
Zimmerman
Director, Columbus Region Logistics Council
614-225-6086

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