Education for Cybersecurity Careers

The cyber leaders of tomorrow are sitting in classrooms today. As cyber threats continue to evolve, the nation’s protection against them relies on a steady stream of qualified cybersecurity professionals entering the workforce. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to helping educate the nation’s students in cybersecurity to develop a more resilient and capable cyber nation. The following resources are supported by DHS.

Teachers: Learn more about professional development opportunities and information you can use to motivate and educate students of all ages to consider cyber careers. You can also access free lesson plans.

Students: When it’s time to decide where to go college, view a list of more than 190 academic institutions that DHS and the National Security Agency have designated as Centers of Academic Excellence for cybersecurity-related degrees. You can also learn about scholarships and government employment opportunities through the CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program.

Academic Institutions: Colleges and universities interested in further developing their cyber-related degree programs can become a National Center of Academic Excellence. Additionally, institutions can recruit the best and the brightest by offering scholarship and job placement assistance through participating in the CyberCorps® Scholarship for Service (SFS) program.

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