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Cybersecurity Discovery Externship

Past contributors include:

Virtual or Hybrid

20 hours

Starting from:
$399 per person

In this innovative Cybersecurity Discovery Externship you’ll get firsthand experience and insight into the world of cybersecurity, one of the most high-demand careers in the country. From the fundamentals to participating in real-world Cyber scenarios, you’ll be guided by local industry professionals in a program packed with fun challenges that let you experience what it's like to work in this field.

  • Explore the different types of cyber threats alongside professionals who are tasked with preventing them

  • Build in-demand employability skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, confidence and collaboration

  • Build your resume by earning digital badges, a certificate of completion, and recommendation letters

    Cybersecurity Team Challenges:

    Become a member of an Elite Cybersecurity Task Force charged with investigating major cyber crimes. Through real-world scenarios, you’ll be tasked with protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure, private companies, and citizens. Take on a new challenge each day with your team as you learn the skills you need to keep valuable data safe.

    Five Day Schedule


    Kickstart your journey into the world of cybersecurity by understanding why it matters and how you can be a hero in the digital frontier. Learn what it takes to protect and defend critical U.S. infrastructure and network with professionals whose role it is to keep our communities safe.

    Team Cyber Challenge:

    You are part of a Cybersecurity management team for a new start up company and your CEO is pushing you to launch your new tech product immediately. However, your team finds there are inherent security risks in the software you are releasing. Your team must manage the safety, political and time pressures to effectively release your new product.


    Get a firsthand look into the mind of a cyber criminal and understand the different methods they use to infiltrate computer systems stealing American citizen’s data. See the anatomy of a cyber hack and ask questions of industry whose role it is to protect against major cyber crimes.

    Team Cyber Challenge:

    Conduct a real-life cyber case study with your investigative team. Uncover a cyber threat and work collaboratively to present your solution on how to mitigate the damage and stop the attack.


    Cyber attacks affect businesses large and small. Hear from industry on how they safeguard their interests against foreign and domestic threats which affect their ability to survive.

    Team Cyber Challenge:

    In your role as a National Cybersecurity Analyst you’ll have a limited amount of time to hack into and search a U.S. official’s computer to find sensitive information leaks to report to your team.


    Keep our nation safe by uncovering foreign and domestic cyber threats which affect our nation's citizens and everyday life. Understand the balance between privacy and security in this interactive workshop.

    Team Cyber Challenge:

    Conduct a security assessment of a company by using various open-source tools and the vendor’s website to determine if they have a mature security program or not.


    Get a deep dive into the advanced methods of system hardening and how to use this externship and your network as a stepping stone bringing you closer to the workforce.

    Team Cyber Challenge:

    Use everything you’ve learned to earn the most points for your team as you compete against the other groups in a Capture the Flag competition!

    Online Course Requirements:

    • Any compatible computer

    • Webcam and microphone

    • Stable internet connection

    Your Tuition Includes:

    • Industry professional guest speakers and workshops

    • Five days of combined learning

    • Digital badges and certificate of completion

    • Service and support from our team before, during and after the program