Cybersecurity in Phoenix

Greater Phoenix: where business comes together to make the world safer

Vulnerability isn’t good for people or business. This is why Greater Phoenix is The Connected Place – where business is coming together to make the world safer. With a large cybersecurity and physical security industry presence here in the region, major firms and emerging industry disruptors are selecting Greater Phoenix as the place to expand and grow their business making it among the top tech cities for cybersecurity companies.

Low Natural Disaster Risk

This region offers consistent power and electricity for critical IT operations with a very low risk of natural disasters.

Growing, Innovative Workforce

The region is producing the workforce of tomorrow by offering cutting edge degrees and programs.

Important Infrastructure

Some of the nation’s leading cyber intelligence centers are located in Greater Phoenix.

GPEC office with employees at work

Top 10 Region

Cybersecurity and advanced computer technologies have been recognized, by state and local governments, as an industrial cornerstone for the Arizona economy. Leadership is committed to supporting this vital industry.

Greater Phoenix is one of the best cities in the nation to locate and expand cybersecurity operations. This region was recently ranked in the top 20 by CBRE for tech talent.

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Cybersecurity in Phoenix

Top Companies Choose Greater Phoenix

Here are just a few reasons why Greater Phoenix is arguably one of the best cities to start a cybersecurity company and also why so many top companies choose the valley for their cybersecurity operations:

  • a large workforce with easier hiring than peer markets
  • a massive education pipeline developing workers with vital skills
  • Faster commute times than peer markets ensuring a robust talent pool
  • competitive operating cost and tax environment with a number of available incentives
  • more affordable cost of living for the employees that make companies great. The region opens the door to a better quality of life than that of peer markets
  • active cybersecurity community with substantial opportunities to create partnerships
Grand Canyon University powers up cybersecurity focus

Talent Pipeline

Greater Phoenix is home to leading cybersecurity programs and training institutes that are producing the talent of tomorrow. Click on the below learning institution to learn about their cutting-edge programming.

Cybersecurity in Phoenix

Cybersecurity Community

Community groups and leading research and development centers are supporting legacy companies, emerging disruptor startups, and local, state and federal government.

Greater Phoenix: By the Numbers


U.S. government to spend $18 billion on cybersecurity in 2021.

Source: Atlas VPN


16% growth of cybersecurity occupations in Greater Phoenix.

Source: EMSI 2021 Q1


There was a 55.1% increase in healthcare breaches from 2019 to 2020.

Source: Bitglass, Healthcare Breach Report 2021

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Sampling of Cybersecurity Companies in Greater Phoenix

Many companies below also provide identity protection, military applications, and other various forms of security.

  • 41st Parameter
  • Amazon
  • American Express
  • Axon
  • Banner Health
  • Bechtel
  • Beyond Trust
  • Bishop Fox
  • Boeing
  • CellTrust
  • Charles Schwab
  • Chase
  • ClearData
  • Cybertrails
  • Datasoft
  • Early Warning
  • Emailage
  • Garmin
  • General Dynamics
  • GTT
  • Honeywell
  • InfoArmor
  • Intel
  • IntelliSpyre
  • Kudelski Security
  • Lumension Security
  • Netswitch Management
  • PayPal
  • Securosis
  • SimpleWan
  • SiteLock
  • StealthSoft
  • Symantec
  • Synaptics
  • Trusona
  • Wells Fargo
Ori Eisen

“Greater Phoenix is the only metropolitan in America without natural disasters, which makes it perfect for data centers and fighting cyber crime. This is just one of the many reasons I chose to start and grow my business here.”

Ori Eisen, Founder & CEO, Trusona
Jason Pistillo

“For nearly two decades, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) has been committed to producing the best cybersecurity talent in the world. This next generation of cyber warriors are ethically-trained and thoughtfully prepared to thwart crime and protect our nations assets.”

Jason Pistillo, President, University of Advancing Technology