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SANS CyberStart

CyberStart Program Updates:

Our nation's security is at risk - the US needs cyber defenders because hackers threaten our day-to-day safety by attacking our hospitals, our power grid, our banks and even our schools.

Right now there are over 500,000 unfilled jobs in the US because there aren't enough cybersecurity professionals. The number of open cyber jobs is expected to go up to 1 million in the next 5 years.

The CyberStart Programs' goal is to build a US national pipeline for talented students to enter the cyber security workforce.

CyberStart in High Schools

CyberStart in Colleges

In Cyber FastTrack 2019, 13,800 college students competed to solve more than 250 cyber challenges. At the finish line, 100 finalists were awarded full scholarships to the undergraduate certificate in Applied Cybersecurity (ACS) at the SANS Technology Institute.

Upon completion of the program, these cyber workforce ready students will be introduced to select employers for internships.

Read about their path to a career in cybersecurity

Learn more about these programs and the cool careers they build in our Coolest Jobs in Cybersecurity infographic.

10 Coolest Jobs

Download to print the 10 Coolest Cybersecurity Jobs Infographic

Contact cyberstart@sans.org to get your state, school, or other organization involved.