Cyber Security Jobs in Georgia

Georgia is the eighth biggest state in the US, and there is enormous potential for getting a job in cyber security here, backed up by significant academic training through its quality high-class universities and schools.

With a population of around 11 million, scattered through several major cities, a variety of industries have based themselves in this state, reinforcing its business and commercial reputation.

These include finance, insurance, manufacturing, agriculture, mining, logistics, film production, tourism and the military.

Major cities in Georgia

Whilst Atlanta is the capital city, there are a good six or seven other major cities, all of which have the potential for finding a job in cyber security.

This can include jobs that are advertised, as well as companies that can be approached directly, both for cyber security jobs as well as entry-level jobs in IT and cyber security itself.

Salaries for cyber security jobs in Georgia tend to rate above average for the US, as judged by many online job agencies that monitor current market trends.

  • Atlanta 
  • Columbus
  • Augusta 
  • Macon
  • Savannah
  • Athens

Online Job Agencies

There are several online job agencies, the full list of which can be found here. These can be used to search states and cities, for specific cyber security jobs, or more general jobs such as cyber insurance jobs or information analyst jobs.

They can be a useful tool in a job search, just bear in mind that most of them want you to upload a full cv or resume to their site, which can have privacy implications.

Some companies won’t disclose salaries, while others will give an indicative range. Often the online job agency will give an idea of what salary can be expected based on their experience with other jobs.

Aside from salaries, cyber security jobs should include many benefits, ranging from 401(k) savings plans to bonuses, to paid holiday and parental leave entitlements.

Some of these benefits may have special significance for some people, so check what is specifically offered, and done be afraid to negotiate for what you want at the interview stage.

To give you an idea of what companies are looking for, here are some examples pulled from a recent search on Indeed for cyber security jobs, including entry-level jobs in Georgia, which returned over 700 results, including :

  • A Cyber Security Analyst at a salary of $180,000 pa
  • A Cyber Security manager at a salary of $240,000 pa
  • An IT Associate at a salary of just under $63,000 pa
  • A Cyber Risk Analyst at a salary of between $48,000 and $96,000 pa
  • An Information Security Specialist at a salary of between $87,000 and $164,000 pa

Cyber Security Schools in Georgia – Training

Georgia has many high-class educational establishments, all of which help facilitate formal training in all areas of cyber security.

Formal training is a key element in helping people acquire qualifications, as well as helping them learn aspects of computing and IT in a structured manner. These include private and public schools, and universities offering a wide range of degree programs, both online and in person.


The main school in Georgia is Georgia Cyber Academy, an online public school, with a good reputation for its academic programs, a solid understanding of computing and technology and a strong commitment to students’ pastoral needs.


There are several universities and higher educational facilities in Georgia, offering different types of degrees and certifications in all aspects of cyber security, computing and technology.

Georgia Tech and Cyber Security Jobs

Georgia Tech is probably the best-known university in Georgia, and offers a master’s in cyber security, with three different specializations –

  • technology specialization
  • cyber-physical and energy systems specialization
  • public policy specialization

There is also an online version of this degree, covering energy systems, information security and public policy.

It is worth noting that the structure of degrees, modules and specializations can change quite quickly, so always worth checking the official Georgia Tech website for the most current and up-to-date information.

In addition, Georgia Tech offers Bachelor of Science Degrees in

  • Computational Media
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science

And offers Masters’s Degrees in

  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Media
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Cyber Security Program

There are many other schools and universities in Georgia that offer Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Cyber Security, Information Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Certifications in Cyber Defender, Healthcare Information Security, Information Systems, Cyber Security and Cyber Crime. The main ones are listed below :

  • Augusta State University
  • Columbus State University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Middle Georgia State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

Most of these qualifications are offered in person on campus and some online.