Who is this designed for?

Students who have not yet explored Cyber as a potential career and those who have just started their education.

Externship Overview

In our innovative cybersecurity discovery externship, we take a holistic approach to preparing you for success as a cyber professional. You’ll get firsthand experience and insight into the world of cybersecurity, one of the most high-demand careers in the country. From fundamentals to participating in real-world Cyber scenarios with industry, you’ll be guided by industry professionals in a program packed with interactive workshops.

  • Explore the different types of cyber threats and network with the professionals 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 Scenario Project

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. Take on a new challenge each day with your team alongside industry professionals. Whether preventing cyber attacks from occurring or rectifying a cyber attack that has already happened, you’ll understand what it’s like to work as a cybersecurity professional.

  • Day 1 - White Hat Hacking Scenario
  • Day 2 - Private Company Attack Prevention Challenge
  • Day 3 - Cyber Threat Case Studies
  • Day 4 - System Hardening Training
  • Day 5 - Final System Hardening Competition

Cybersecurity Pathways

One of the fastest growing job sectors in the U.S. is cybersecurity. According to multiple media outlets, a projected 3.5 million vacancies are expected in 2021, which is 350 percent growth since 2013. Opportunities within the field of cybersecurity are endless. All the industry needs is skilled talent. To meet the ever-evolving demands, companies are hiring students to fill these vacancies as more cybersecurity threats are recognized every day. Providing cybersecurity pathways at an earlier age is imperative for the industry, as it will enable you to achieve success in your personal and professional life.

Pre-Externship Parent Webinar

Parents are invited to attend scheduled webinars to learn about how to help their child succeed during the externship as well as prepare for long-term success in the cybersecurity industry. We provide all the tools needed to help parents play a role in their child’s success, including:

  • Reviewing the parent handbook to get questions answered
  • Discussing how to support students during and after class
  • Providing expert insight about the cybersecurity industry

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Introduction and Critical Infrastructure

Kickstart your journey into the world of cybersecurity by understanding why cybersecurity 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:

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.

Day 2

Private Sector

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:

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.

Day 3

Financial Crimes

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.

Day 4

National Security Threats:

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:

Practice the different ways you can harden a system to defend yourself from potential attacks. This will prepare you for the final day’s penetration testing competition!

Day 5

System Hardening and Next Steps

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 fully secure a compromised system with your penetration testing team. Every setting you change to make the system safer gets you points, and the team that finishes with the most secure system will come out on top!

Online Course Requirements

Online Course Requirements

  • Any compatible computer
  • Webcam
  • Stable internet connection

Your Tuition Includes

  • Industry professional guest speakers and workshops
  • Five days of combined learning
  • Parent Pre-Externship Introductory Webinar
  • Digital badges and certificate of completion
  • Service and support from Experience before, during and after the program

Group pricing available for schools and districts. Contact Us