Pathways to Cybersecurity Careers Workshop
The National Cyber Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, is working to close the cybersecurity skills gap in the United States by developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. As part of this initiative, they have established the National Cyber Scholarship Competition where high school students can qualify through CyberStart America, a innovative and engaging gamified cybersecurity learning platform, with top performers receiving $2 million in college scholarships and $13.8 million in cybersecurity training.
To learn more about cybersecurity and why students should consider a career in this field, the Foundation will be hosting two (Dec and Jan) 90-minute interactive workshops that will cover the following:
• What is cybersecurity and types of jobs in the field.
• What is the cyber skills shortage and how big is it?
• Identifying students who might like cyber careers (not just techies)
• Pathways to cyber via 4-yr or community college or the military
• How students can prepare via coursework or extracurricular activities
• Cybersecurity student support resources including: CyberStart to enable students to discover & develop their talent, National Cyber Scholarships, free posters, video library of young cybersecurity professionals discussing their jobs and how they prepared, pathway cards.