Palo Alto Networks: Certified Cybersecurity Entry-Level Technician (PCCET) program
The PCCET certification is the first of its kind credential to cover foundational knowledge of industry recognized cybersecurity and network security concepts as well as various cutting-edge advancements across all Palo Alto Networks technologies.
Palo Alto Networks: Cyber A.C.E.S. Program
Palo Alto Networks’ Activities in Cybersecurity Education for Students (A.C.E.S.) Program is a set of 16 lesson plans for students aged five to 15. The program aims to demystify cybersecurity through interactive learning, equipping kids with an understanding of how to protect their digital future. Topics include everything from physically securing devices to understanding cryptography and were co-created with www.CYBER.org.
CompTIA presents Cyberstates™, the definitive guide to national, state, and metropolitan area tech sector and tech workforce analytics. Cyberstates aggregates mountains of data and transforms it into easy to understand visuals and actionable insights.
To help close the cybersecurity skills gap, CyberSeek provides detailed, actionable data about supply and demand in the cybersecurity job market.
IBM: Securing the Internet of Things Activity
From mobile phones to smart thermostats, internet connected devices and apps are a part of our children’s everyday lives. In this Activity Kit, students will learn about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the importance of following cybersecurity best practices when connecting to their devices. IBM designed this workshop particularly for girls in response to the significant gender gap in the cybersecurity profession. Though this CyberDay4Girls Activity Kit was designed to be used in a classroom, it can also be adapted to be used with your children at home.
Fun, project-based activities for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Center for Cyber Safety and Education: Scholarships
With partners, Center for Cyber Safety and Education annually awards over 70 scholarships valued at over $230,000 to high school/undergrad/grad students, veterans, women, minorities, and those making career changes into cyber or information security.
Career Discovery: Cybersecurity Experience
This Experience was created to introduce you to the field of cybersecurity, the fastest growing technology industry, and provide you an opportunity to interact with actual people who have cybersecurity jobs.
C.A.K.E: Cyber Academy For Kids through Empowerment
CAKE – Cyber Academy for Kids through Empowerment is teaching middle & high school kids cybersecurity in the Maryland, US area. It was started by two industry professionals in the field of cybersecurity and information technology.
Start your journey to become an elite cyber athlete!
Cisco: Cisco Networking Academy
As a Cisco Networking Academy, the Cyber Hub at WMCAT is proud to offer the FREE, PUBLIC, and SELF-PACED courses below. Explore your interest in IT and cybersecurity before making any financial commitments.
The Cybersecurity Lab is a game designed to teach people how to keep their digital lives safe, spot cyber scams, learn the basics of coding, and defend against cyber attacks.
SANS Institute: SANS Cyber ACES
SANS Cyber Aces Online makes available, free and online, selected courses from the professional development curriculum offered by The SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training.
Center for Internet Security: US Cyber Challenge
A free online competition where cybersecurity enthusiasts compete against thousands across the nation.
Merit: Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge
Teams comprised of up to three high school students are invited to participate in a round of challenges designed to test their knowledge of cybersecurity, computer science and information technology.
National Cyber Scholarship Foundation: Competition for high school students
This competition has challenges for every level. Students can qualify for the National Cyber Scholarship Competition through CyberStart America or through alternative entry routes including the picoCTF competition and the CyberPatriot program. Qualified students will compete nationally to win one of three tiers of award, with the highest scorers being awarded college scholarships to use at the school of their choice to pursue further study related to cybersecurity.
SANs Institute: Cyber Start America
Discover your hidden talent and start your cybersecurity learning journey. A free national program for high school students to master cybersecurity as a gateway to the industry and to develop their digital skills.
Girl Scouts: Ambassador Cybersecurity Safeguards Badge: Guard Your Movements
Identify data vulnerabilities in a typical day, then learn how to protect personal data and your digital footprint with healthy online habits.
Girl Scouts: Senior Cybersecurity Basics Badge Activity: Identify Functions and Privileges
Explore how cybersecurity professionals use functions and privileges to keep computer networks safe.
Girl Scouts: Awesome Girls: Being Cybersafe and Cybersavvy
This program is for girls in grades 6 through 12th grades (Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts)! This event is open to all girls so please invite your friends, near and far!
Teach your students how to hack-proof their life while learning key STEM and ELA skills.
Carnegie Mellon University: picoCTF.org
picoCTF is a free computer security program with original educational content built on a capture-the-flag framework created by security and privacy experts at Carnegie Mellon University. Gain access to a safe and unique hands on experience where participants must reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt, and think creatively and critically to solve the challenges and capture the flags. Learners of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to take advantage of our year-round noncompetitive features, then join one of CTF competitions and test your cyber aptitude!
NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conferece hosted by IKeepSafe: National K12 Cyber Signing Day presentation video
This video celebrates 7 high school students who participated in cyber related internships and apprenticeships.
Hacker Highschool: Security Awareness Lessons
Hacker Highschool is a complete, self-guided curriculum for cybersafety and cybersecurity. It is designed for teens from 12-20 years old.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency: National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies
NICCS is a national resource for cybersecurity education, training and workforce development. NICCS features tools and information for current and future cybersecurity professionals, ranging from K-12 students and teachers to Federal employees to Veterans to Career Changers and more!
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education: Free and Low Cost Online Cybersecurity Learning Content
The following links are for free and low-cost online educational content on topics such as information technology and cybersecurity. Some, not all, may contribute towards professional learning objectives or lead to industry certifications and online degrees.
Culture of Cybersecurtiy: Kids Activities
Here you will find downloadable activity sheets, information on educational card games and electronic games you can download to your computer for children.
The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level.
Girl Scouts: Cadette Cybersecurity Safeguards Badge Activity: Inventory Your Digital Presence
Explore some of the types of data collected by websites and apps and learn about your digital footprint and how to control and protect data.
Cybersecurity Guide: K12 Cybersecurity Guide
This guide advises students interested in learning more about the cybersecurity field. We’ll also cover some tips for parents to help get their children involved in cybersecurity and teach them how to be safe will browsing online.
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education: Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week
Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week is a week-long campaign to call attention to the contributions to society and innovations that cybersecurity practitioners make. It is a time to build awareness about the wide range of cybersecurity job opportunities, how cybersecurity plays a vital role in global society and showcase how building a global workforce enhances each nation’s security and promotes economic prosperity.