Augusta’s quest to become a global cybersecurity hub (WABE 90.1 FM)


KSU professor: Atlanta market still has 'a lot going for it'

KENNESAW, Ga. (Nov 16, 2017) — The city of Augusta might not come to mind immediately as a cybersecurity hub, but it’s actually on the front lines of fighting cyber wars in the United States.

Cybersecurity firms won’t be rushing to leave Atlanta just yet, though. Kennesaw State University information security professor Humayun Zafar said the Atlanta market is much more mature.

“Startups might start moving there, someone wanting to actually get into the arena, but I think Atlanta itself has got a lot going for it,” Zafar said.

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