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Get Your Students Cyber WorkForce Ready

A complete pathway from discovery to launch, a win for students, educators and industry

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Become a member of an Elite Cybersecurity Task Force charged with preventing major cyber crimes!

Through real-world scenarios, you’ll learn how our nation’s critical infrastructure, private companies, and everyday citizens stay protected. Take on new challenges with your team as you identify the skills needed to keep valuable data safe.

  • Learn the fundamental building blocks of a safe and secure online posture through interactive challenges

  • Meet and talk with industry professionals who can give you insight into finding success

  • Investigate major attacks from the past in order to identify how we prevent them from happening again in the future

Pathway Overview

Virtual Kick off Student Orientation

Once this program has launched our team and professionals will have a virtual cybersecurity pathway kick off to get students excited about the journey ahead, explain how it works including orientation and answering questions they or their parents may have. This will also culminate in a fun and simple Capture The Flag Competition virtually in teams so students can get a sense of the team collaboration involved in Cybersecurity. 

Cybersecurity Discovery Externship (3/21 - 3/25)

- 20 hours work-based learning

From the fundamentals to participating in real-world Cyber scenarios alongside professionals, students will be guided by local industry experts in a program packed with fun challenges that let students 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 resume by earning digital badges, a certificate of completion, and recommendation letters

Cybersecurity Advanced Externship (3/28 - 4/08)

- 20 hours work-based learning

Students will gain deep insight into what it's really like in industry as they are prepared for job interviews and the pressure faced at the beginning of a major cyber hack.

  • Work collaboratively with professionals and student teams on industry-led work-based simulations of real cyber threats

  • Learn the value of teamwork through role-based and time sensitive crisis scenarios which are the reality of life on a cyber team

  • Network with prominent Cybersecurity professionals who can mentor and recruit for internships, jobs, etc.

Cybersecurity Competition (4/08)

- 4 hours work-based learning

This competition is a great opportunity for students to flex their cyber muscles based on everything they have learned throughout the series. The cyber world is always in competition between good and bad actors, so by having students compete we can leverage the stress and time-sensitive reality of Cybersecurity and give them a chance to respond without real-world consequences.

Experience features: 

  • Developed scenarios that take a realistic look at constraints and anomalies such as little to no budget for repairs, principle of least privilege, website damage, etc.

  • Opportunities for participants and volunteers to increase their knowledge and understanding of cyber-physical threats such as those that take advantage of digital vulnerabilities to cause physical harm to an environment

  • A chance for students to get hands-on security experience working with servers, virtual machines, and physical devices such as phones and tablets

  • A focus on unique defense techniques and methods in protecting digital assets

  • Post Competition Industry Report for students to understand their strengths and weaknesses and for NYC companies to identify and recruit talent

DatesTimeTypeDetails
March 21st 3:00pm - 5:00pm PSTVirtual

Program Kickoff

March 22nd - 24th3:00pm - 5:00pm PSTIn Person

Industry Team Challenges

March 25th9:00am - 3:00pm PSTIn Person

Industry Team Challenges

March 28th - 30th3:00pm - 5:00pm PSTIn Person

Industry Team Challenges

April 4th - 6th3:00pm - 5:00pm PSTIn Person

Industry Team Challenges

April 8th9:00am - 3:00pm PSTIn Person

CTF Challenge and Awards Ceremony

March 21st

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm PST

Type: Virtual

Program Kickoff

March 22nd - 24th

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm PST

Type: In Person

Industry Team Challenges

March 25th

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm PST

Type: In Person

Industry Team Challenges

March 28th - 30th

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm PST

Type: In Person

Industry Team Challenges

April 4th - 6th

Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm PST

Type: In Person

Industry Team Challenges

April 8th

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm PST

Type: In Person

CTF Challenge and Awards Ceremony

What to Expect

  • A beginner friendly approach to understanding the exciting career field of cybersecurity

    Whether you've already begun to explore this pathway or are new to cybersecurity, we make learning the content accessible no matter where you're starting from.

  • Insightful conversations with professionals about the reality of working in cybersecurity

    We bring the experts to you, making it easy to get answers to the questions you can't find on Google. Our professionals are here to help you find your way.

  • Support from our team every step of the way so you feel confident and ready to continue learning

    Not sure Cybersecurity is for you? Our team has your back. Learn alongside those who share a passion for technology and solve problems together.

Ben’s mantra is "learn once, apply many times."

Ben Crenshaw is an InfoSec expert and CTE instructor for Canyons School District in Utah. In addition to teaching, he works at Oracle as a Senior Vulnerability Analyst, as a curriculum developer with cyber.org, and is Head of Cyber Education for Work ED. Ben holds over 20 industry certifications, including Cisco, CompTIA, and EC-Council certificates, and has a master's degree in cybersecurity and information assurance. Ben is also an active member of the Utah chapter of WiCys and CSTA and has led student and teacher PD workshops in cyber education. 

His mission is to foster meaningful collaboration between cybersecurity educators and industry by promoting significant partnerships that inspire and empower students.

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