In Carlsbad, Cyber Security is Serious Business

October 11, 2023

From industry-leading technology development, dozens of open local cyber-related jobs, and local leaders providing cybersecurity resources to support even the smallest of businesses, those most vulnerable, we are serious about protecting our companies and safeguarding the world.


Leading Technologies

As we’ve highlighted before, Carlsbad boasts some of the world’s top cyber defense tech companies, like Proficio and Viasat, which contribute not only cutting-edge technologies but also thousands of jobs dedicated to communication protection and threat detection. These companies stand as global exemplars of cyber defense technology, reinforcing Carlsbad’s position as a hub of technological innovation and expertise.


Creating Jobs, Ensuring Protection

As the frequency of cyber threats continues to rise, so too does the demand for skilled professionals to protect companies and their vital assets, including data, customers, and employees. The city is home to a diverse array of open cybersecurity-related roles, spanning from internships to specialized positions:

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Information Technology Internship

L3 Harris, Sr Specialist, Cyber Intelligence

H3 Technologies, Specialist System Administration TS/SCI

Proficio, Sr Marketing Manager

Cybernetic Search, Network Security Administrator

Insight, Azure Cloud Engineer

Acutus Medical, Manager, Engineering – Quality

Skiltrek, Disaster Recovery Analyst

Clearway Energy, Senior SCADA/Controls Engineer

Viasat, Cyber Security Engineer

ImpediMed, Director, Information Systems

KBR, Senior Photogrammetric Engineer

See more jobs at the San Diego Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Job Board here.


Protecting the most vulnerable

The average cost of a data breach now stands at an unprecedented $4.45 million, with nearly half of these cyberattacks targeting small businesses. Recognizing this critical threat, the City of Carlsbad is taking proactive measures to ensure business resiliency and cybersecurity awareness within the community.

In partnership with the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) and the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, the city introduced a comprehensive Cyber-Awareness Program. Designed to empower 250 local small businesses, the program encompassed three key elements:

  • FBI Cyber Task Force Executive Briefing: A deep dive into the current cyber threat landscape.
  • Cyber Risk Snapshot by RiskRecon, a Mastercard Company: A personalized assessment of each participating company’s online presence, identifying potential vulnerabilities.
  • ESET’s Premium Cybersecurity-Awareness Training: An invaluable resource for up to 100 employees to enhance safe online business operations.


The program, launched on October 18, 2023, provided these services at no cost to participating Carlsbad small businesses. By becoming more cyber-aware, businesses contribute to a more resilient community and a thriving Carlsbad economy, benefiting us all.