Who is this for?

Students who have already started their Cyber education and are looking for a hands on deep dive with industry.

Externship Overview

In our Cyber Job Shadow you are joining major companies to work alongside them through simulated crisis scenarios they face everyday. Built to provide you deep insight into what it's like working with a high functioning cyber team to prevent cyber threats that have real consequences to prepare you for the workforce. From identifying the attack while performing triage, to understanding your adversary to the final debrief you will be battling alongside with company professionals

  • Work collaboratively with professionals and your team on industry led work based simulations of real cyber hacks.
  • Learn the value of teamwork through role based and time based crisis scenarios which are the reality of life on a cyber team.
  • Network with prominent Cyber professionals who can help be a mentor and who are actively recruiting for internships and beyond.

Industry Contributors Include:

Cybersecurity Scenario Project

Cybersecurity Team Challenges

Over the course of the job shadow you will work with professionals from different companies who have built zero day challenges from past hacks they've experienced. From joining this team, working through these challenges alongside professionals you will gain deep insight to what it's really like in industry preparing you for job interviews and the pressure faced at the beginning of a major cyber hack. Through each hack you will be formulating your incident response report which you and your team will present to your leadership at different stages to keep them updated throughout the response. At the end of each day you will have a chance to network with company professionals, ask questions and connect with each other for future networking.

  • Day 1 - Threat Intel Challenge
  • Day 2 - Botnet Challenge
  • Day 3 - Malware Cleanup Challenge
  • Day 4 - Obfuscation Challenge
  • Day 5 - Final Cyber Hack and Debrief with Industry

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

Incident Response & Threat Modelling

Industry Challenge: Threat Intel Hack

Stay ahead of bad actors working to disrupt major company websites and their customers through malicious code. Working with your team under guidance from industry professionals find out where potential threats exist and who tampered with the website source code. Debrief your findings in a virtual boardroom meeting.

Day 2

Daily Professional Cyber Briefing

Get introduced to your job shadow, major cyber hack and your role within the Cyber team.

Industry Challenge Botnet Hack

A Botnet is threatening major employers in the United States and one of your clients is facing a major disaster. You are tasked with breaking into a malicious website and taking down a vicious botnet before your client is unable to recoup their systems.

Day 3

Malware Analysis and Threat Intelligence

Industry Challenge: Malware Cleanup Challenge

Downloading and installing a malicious Sudoku game has created a mess in a midsize business infrastructure you are responsible for maintaining. You are tasked with investigating what the malware has compromised and cleaning up the system from any malicious files and backdoors which may have been created by the software. Work quickly to prevent the malware from spreading to other servers and shutting the company down completely.

Day 4

Reverse Engineering

Industry Challenge: Obfuscation Hack

In this challenge, you are tasked with unravelling a malware stager that was used in an attack against one of the Windows hosts in your company's infrastructure. The payload seems to be obfuscated but you and your team need to go through a triage process to understand exactly who the adversary is and what are the priorities to mitigate the hack. Prepare your thoughts and findings which you will present to your leadership at the end of the day.

Day 5

Final Cyber Briefing and Industry Presentations

You and your teammates are joining an elite Cyber investigative team. You will be introduced to your cyber leadership and thrown in at the deep end! You will be presented with a major Cyber hack with real consequences, your team needs to work efficiently to go through understanding which priorities to focus on and how best to mitigate the attack. You need to manage your time, your decisions and communicate effectively with your team to stop the hack and prevent a major disaster. Your leadership will want to know what happened, your thought process, and how your team solved the major hack. Compile your thoughts into a short PPT presentation for your boardroom debrief.

Final Debrief and Networking with Industry
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

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