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Prince William County-based Key Cybersecurity powers up with Dell, as a Founders 50 member

September 30, 2014 - Prince William County, Va. – Prince William County Department of Economic Development congratulates Key Cybersecurity, Inc., on being recognized by Dell, one of the world’s largest technologies companies, in becoming a Founders 50 member.

As a Dell Founders 50 member, Key Cybersecurity will participate in a two-year program which focuses on key areas of growth for member companies. Dell also provides members the opportunity to leverage some of the Information Technology (IT) industry’s best practices and network with leading accelerators, IT firms, top startup organizations, and then backs them with the power of one of the world’s largest technology companies.

This follows Key Cybersecurity’s recent achievement in being voted one of Northern Virginia’s most innovative technology companies by the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Destination Innovation. Key Cybersecurity’s flagship software, CyberMerlin earned the company first place in the security category of the competition.

When asked what made you decide to start your own company, Shawn R. Key, Founder & CEO, Key Cybersecurity, Inc. said: “I wanted to create a unique, enterprise solution that met known requirements on commercial, federal and K-12 enterprise networks that has not been previously addressed.”

“Key Cybersecurity’s primary mission is to make a positive impact on society. We choose Prince William County for its Pro-Business environment and not only for its ability to deliver on business services, time-to-market requirements, but its high-value of service which has truly impacted my business, providing a ‘home’ advantage,” added Key.

CyberMerlin is a forensic tool that proactively helps protect information technology network systems by detecting and reporting problematic files and disruptive or abusive behavior relative to file downloading and sharing on computer networks and connected devices. CyberMerlin automatically identifies hidden illicit files, such as child exploitation, through detection and recognition of known hash algorithms.

About Key Cybersecurity, Inc. Key Cybersecurity, Inc. brings over 60 years of combined strategic thought leadership in cyber forensics to the ever expanding security threat market. The company’s mission is to create safe environments by deploying new, disruptive technology software designed to make an immediate impact and provide solutions that make a positive impact on society. To learn more contact: Shawn R. Key, at Tel: (703) 402-2542 or email:


  • Located less than 20 miles from the nation’s capital, Prince William County encompasses a total area of 348 miles and is the 2nd largest county in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • 75% of Northern Virginia’s 1.1 million workers live within a 30 minute one-way commute to the center of Prince William County during rush hour. • Prince William County provides access to an outstanding talent pool of highly-skilled, culturally diverse labor; 45% of the workforce has 4-year degrees.
  • A pro-business community, Prince William County ranked #8 nationwide for job growth by CNN Money. Over the past decade, the County has experienced a 57% increase in the number of business establishments.
  • Prince William County offers easy access to international, national and regional markets. By air, the County is primarily serviced by two major international airports and one regional airport: Dulles International Airport – the 3rd largest trans-Atlantic hub along the East Coast; Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – the 25th busiest airport by passenger volume; and Manassas Regional Airport – the largest executive regional airport in Virginia. CSX and Norfolk Southern provide freight service to domestic and international port terminals. Lastly, Virginia Railway Express and Amtrak provide commuter and destination rail service to more than 500 stations in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Prince William County carries a AAA bond rating from all three of the major credit ratings agencies (Fitch, Moody’s and S&P).


The Prince William County Department of Economic Development offers services to support and promote existing business expansion and attract new businesses to PWC. For more information, the Department of Economic Development can be reached via email at, via phone at (703) 792-5500, or via fax at (703) 792-5502.