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Space-centered cyber company moves HQ to Reston Town Center

SpiderOak has officially moved its headquarters to Reston (via Adi Goldstein/Unsplash)

Space-oriented cybersecurity company SpiderOak has expanded its web of operations to Reston Town Center.

The U.S.-owned and operated software company opened its Reston office (11911 Freedom Drive) last month.

CEO Dave Pearah told the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) that the company chose to relocate from Kansas and Chicago to Fairfax County because customers in the space industry were seeking “complementary solutions for space.”

“The fact that we’re now in the space cyber resiliency market is a fun, exciting, and a surprising evolution of the company,” Pearah told the FCEDA. “I think that’s also true for Fairfax County in general terms of space development. It has taken off in the last few years.”

The county is a major hub for the defense and space industry, hosting offices for corporations like Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Blue Origin.

Pearah added that the company was also drawn to the area because of the amenities in Reston Town Center.

“We are at this unique intersection of space, cybersecurity, and embedded hardware utilizing distributed ledger technology,” he said. “We need people with that same diverse mix of interests, which Reston delivers.”

The company is affiliated with Madison Dearborn Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm.

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