What is the SOUTH CAROLINA CYBER ASSOCIATION?
Mission: At CYBERSC we are leading the advancement of cybersecurity through advocacy and collaboration.
The South Carolina Cyber Association (CyberSC) is a statewide, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization established in 2018. CyberSC was originally created to drive the growth of South Carolina's cybersecurity industry. Today, we grow and serve the cybersecurity ecosystem through advocacy, education and building community.
We are a trusted community for companies that view cybersecurity as a strategic issue to receive actionable resources and connect with their peers.
Strategy: Connect cybersecurity companies with businesses and government entities seeking cybersecurity products and services. Connect cybersecurity job seekers in Maryland and beyond with jobs and resources for gaining the skills, education and certifications needed for jobs of interest. Create and share resources to entities in need of cybersecurity guidance, expertise or awareness. Provide subject matter experts through our Speakers Bureau for partners requiring training, panelists, conference facilitators or keynote speakers.
CyberSC's Online Directory of Cybersecurity Providers
CyberSC hosts a statewide online directory of cybersecurity providers (Cybersecurity Company Directory) at www.cybersc.us along with an online Associates Directory of businesses and organizations providing support and resources to South Carolina's cybersecurity industry. Both directories are searchable by keywords, industry sectors and more. The Cybersecurity Company Directory is also searchable by special designations associated with the cybersecurity companies, designations like woman-owned, MBE certified, veteran-owned, minority-owned, 8a certified and HubZone located. There is no fee for cybersecurity companies to be listed in CyberSC's online Cybersecurity Company Directory. Companies must complete and submit an online application to be considered for the Directory. Each application is reviewed for eligibility before being approved for the Directory.
CyberSC Events and Programs
CyberSC hosts or partners with other organizations to co-host programs and events each year to provide:
For a complete list of events and programs, click here.
Who leads CyberSC's efforts?
CyberSC is operated by a full-time Executive Director and a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of experienced executives from a variety of local and global businesses, organizations, academic institutions and agencies. View Board here.
CyberSC has forged non-financial partnerships with the following organizations/entities to ensure success in achieving its mission. Many of the organizations represent businesses/entities for which CyberSC-affiliated cybersecurity companies could potentially have cybersecurity solutions to fit their needs.
Government: SC National Guard, SC State Guard, Municipal Assn of SC, SC Association of Counties, CISA
Chambers of Commerce: South Carolina Chamber, North Augusta Chamber, US Chamber
Large: Ft. Gordon Cyber Alliance, AFCEA Low Country
Tech Councils: Charleston Digital Corridor, SC Tech, MassTech
Incubators & Accelerators: Innoventure
Others: CyberUSA, CyberWyoming, CyberHawaii, Cyber Association of Maryland
How is CyberSC funded?
CyberSC is primarily funded (over 90%) through corporate sponsorships and income generated through events and programs. Additional funds are provided through a grants. CyberSC is not a state agency and is not owned or operated by the State of South Carolina or any other government entity.
Why South Carolina for your cybersecurity solutions?
Cybersecurity has never been more important with breaches increasingly more sophisticated, frequent and damaging. Every business needs some level of cyber protection, and South Carolina's cybersecurity product and service companies, many with experience in the U.S. intelligence community and Department of Defense, can provide that protection for local, national and global businesses of all types and sizes.
South Carolina is home to many federal, commercial and academic cybersecurity assets and resources including:
And so much more. Together, they have produced leading cybersecurity innovations, some of the most intelligent and skilled cybersecurity professionals, and a wide array of outstanding cybersecurity product and service companies many of which have achieved local, national and international acclaim.
For more information on South Carolina's cybersecurity ecosystem, visit the South Carolina Department of Commerce website here.
How to connect with South Carolina's cybersecurity product and service providers:
Want to be more involved with CyberSC Have questions? Contact us.
CyberSC Executive Director, Tom Scott, email Tom, 877-627-7117