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Canopy Named NVTC Tech 100 Company for Second Consecutive Year

Canopy Team Nov 15, 2021 6:09:33 PM
Canopy logo and NVTC Tech 100 Honoree 2021 logo


Canopy Software is proud to be honored as an NVTC Tech 100 Company for the second year in a row. Organized by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the NVTC Tech 100 is a prestigious list that highlights the companies and individuals who are driving tech innovation, implementing new solutions for their customers, and leading growth in the Greater Washington region.

From its Virginian roots, Canopy has gained global prominence as a cybersecurity tech disruptor through its flagship product, Data Breach Response. This AI-powered software challenges the conventional way of approaching compromised data mining, breached document review, and entity consolidation/resolution. 

As of October 2021, it has expanded into the data privacy market with its second product, Privacy Audit. This makes Canopy’s unparalleled detection of personally identifiable information (PII) available at the enterprise level, empowering corporations to proactively analyze the way they handle sensitive data and minimize impact in the event of a breach.

“While our nation continues to adapt to our new normal of living during a global pandemic, I am pleased that Virginia continues to be a leading tech hub of flourishing businesses and career opportunities. I am proud to announce that Canopy Software is a 2021 NVTC Tech 100 honoree and is a key contributor to making our region a vibrant and inclusive place to live, work and learn,” said Jennifer Taylor, President and CEO of NVTC.

“Cyber threats have never been more prevalent, and we’re continuously evolving our flagship Data Breach Response software. But we envision a future where companies get so good at proactive measures that reacting to an incident becomes less of a burden,” said Ralph Nickl, CEO and Founder of Canopy. “That’s why we created Privacy Audit, which puts Canopy’s leading AI-powered PII detection to work before a breach occurs, moving enterprises closer to this ideal future. We’re thrilled to see our continued work in the data privacy and cybersecurity sectors recognized in this way.”

Canopy is one of 64 companies, 33 executives, and three emerging leaders on the 2021 NVTC Tech 100 list, selected from over 130 submissions. Winners will be honored at the NVTC Tech 100 Celebration on December 8, 2021, in McLean, Virginia, where NVTC will also celebrate its 30th anniversary.


About Canopy

Canopy is a leader in data privacy and cybersecurity software. Powered by AI and machine learning, its patented technology is purpose-built to hone in on personally identifiable information (PII) in any data set. Canopy’s flagship product, Data Breach Response, provides incident response teams with fast, accurate, and secure analysis of compromised data and identification of affected individuals. Its second offering, Privacy Audit, gives companies total transparency around what’s in their data so they can evaluate their business practices and proactively mitigate risk. Canopy has been awarded as a Gold Winner in the 2021 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, a winner of the 2021 Global InfoSec Awards, and a 2021 NVTC Tech 100 Company honoree. Connect with one of our Foresters today at or visit to learn more about our software solutions.


About the Northern Virginia Technology Council

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the trade association representing the national capital region’s technology community. As one of the nation's largest technology councils, NVTC serves companies from all sectors of the industry, from small businesses and startups to Fortune 100 technology companies, as well as service providers, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Nearly 500 entities make up the NVTC membership and look to the organization as a resource for networking and educational opportunities, peer-to-peer communities, policy advocacy, industry promotion, fostering of strategic relationships, and branding of the region as a major global technology center. Visit NVTC at