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It's a good time to be working in cybersecurity.  GoodCall ranks Alexandria, VA as 37th in the nation. As hackers continue their onslaught, stealing information in sectors ranging from health care to retail sales, businesses will need experts in digital security to fight back. 

In the first half of 2016, more than 554 million records were breached – a 31% increase over the previous six months. Analysts expect significant growth in the industry: More jobs will come, and companies will spend more money to shore up security.

Cybersecurity Ventures projects companies and consumers will spend $1 trillion globally over the next five years on cybersecurity. That’s a projected growth of 12-15% from 2017 to 2021. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted 18% job growth from 2014 to 2024. A recent report showed that several states have a high need for cybersecurity professionals. 

Given the bullish nature of the industry, GoodCall® analysts crunched the numbers to determine the Best Cities for Cyber Security Professionals. They looked at data from 221 cities, including median salary for cybersecurity professionals compared with the median overall salary, the number of jobs available per capita, affordability, and amenities per capita. These factors highlight cities that are both great places to find a job in the industry and great places to live. Click for the full listing.

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