With 70% of all U.S. financial transactions processed through Georgia-based systems, the importance of information security cannot be overstated. Georgia leads the nation in the Information Security industry, with research, talent and a number of data centers. Georgia is now home to more than 115 information security companies, which generate more than 25% of the worldwide security revenue market.
The privacy and security of health data is also of great importance, particularly in the Columbus Region, home to both Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia and Aflac insurance companies. The Columbus Region's Fortune 500 companies have substantial information security divisions to protect customer data.