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What is Cyber Security

Cyber Security, also known as digital security, is the practice of protecting your digital information, devices, and assets. That includes your personal information, accounts, files, photos, and even your money.

There Continues to be Demand for Cyber Talent

The opportunity is massive in both Atlanta, Georgia and globally. According to research from, in Georgia alone, there are currently over 22,800 open Cyber Security roles with a very low supply of people that are skilled to fill these positions.

Cyber Security talent gaps exists across the country. Companies are actively seeking Cyber Security professionals across all industries and sizes. This includes companies like Google, Microsoft, Equifax, Amazon and many more.

TOTAL JOB OPENINGS as of December 2022:

  • Georgia: 22,872
  • North Carolina: 23,451
  • Virginia: 60,398
  • Florida: 39,686
  • Texas: 73,302
  • California: 81,584
  • New York: 31,152

Top Cyber Security Job Titles:

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Manager
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Penetration & Vulnerability Tester
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cyber Security Specialist

Students who complete the Emory Cyber Security curriculum will be prepared for enter-level jobs in Cyber Security.

Entry Level Cyber Security Analyst salaries currently range between $43,588 – to top performers making $137,702 annually across the United States.

As of February 22, 2023, the following is the average Entry-Level Cybersecurity Salary in the United States


ZipRecruiter, February 2023

A Cyber Security analyst is a trained cyber professional who specializes in network and IT infrastructure security. The Cyber Security analyst understands cyberattacks, malware, and the behavior of cybercriminals, and actively seeks to anticipate and prevent these attacks.


  • 12-Week Course / 96 Hours
  • Offered virtually by Emory on Saturdays 8:30 am Until 5:30 pm EST
  • No previous experience or knowledge in Cyber Security
  • Must have technology fundamentals knowledge
  • 15 hours of homework per week
  • You’ll learn in-demand offensive and defensive Cyber Security skills the world’s top tech companies are looking for
  • You’ll receive professional development assistance—resume, networking, and interview guidance to jump-start a lucrative career in Cyber Security
  • Students receive a certificate from Emory Continuing Education upon completing the program.


  • Identify and describe the fundamental security features in an information system
  • Analyze and evaluate the information security needs of an organization
  • Apply the principles of information systems security
  • Assess the effectiveness of various security systems
  • Support the formulation, design and implementation of information security systems
  • Evaluate, and analyze security threats and vulnerabilities in an enterprise system
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of Cyber Security solutions
  • Maintain and troubleshoot an organizational information security system
  • Describe the structure and mechanism of IoT and its impact on the elements of Cyber Security
  • Explain the principles of incident response and management
  • Prepare to take the CompTIA’s Security+ professional certification

Program Schedule

  • Program Type: Part Time with Emory University
    • Class Schedule: Saturdays 8:30-5:30
    • Course Format: Live Online
    • Tuition: $5,000 

Class Dates

Spring 2023: March 18 – June 17, 2023
No class April 8, Easter Holiday
No class May 27, Memorial Day Holiday

Class Dates

Fall 2023: August 5 – October 23, 2023
No class September 2, Labor Day Holiday