Formal Education

Cyber Competitions

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Hands-on experience is helpful to fully prepare for a career in cybersecurity. That is why DHS supports cyber competitions, which offer current and future cyber professionals the opportunity to test their skills in realistic scenarios.

CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS)

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The CyberCorps®: Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cybersecurity workforce that protects the government's critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships for college and graduate students studying cybersecurity in return for service in Federal, state, local, or tribal ...

Furthering Cybersecurity Education

Promoting and expanding cybersecurity education is essential to protecting the Nation’s critical infrastructure. In order for the United States to best protect our interests in the 21st century, a new workforce needs to be educated and the current workforce needs additional skills.

From elementary schools to postgraduate institutions, educators need to comprehend the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities that future cybersecurity professionals need to be equipped with. We must teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and other cyber concepts to all students, and educate all students on the secure use of today’s ever-evolving technologies.

DHS strives to provide educators with the resources necessary to empower students to become members of a new digitally literate workforce, using technology in a secure manner. DHS offers various resources to build foundational skills for a career in cybersecurity, collegiate level programs, and continuing education resources for outside the classroom.  Educators can find various curriculum resources and programs to help identify the skills and knowledge students need to become members of this growing community.

Browse through the tab to find what’s right for you, and contact the NICCS team at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov to learn about how you can become more cyber-savvy!