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June 13th - 17th, 20228:00 am - 12:00 pm PSTAfter SchoolEnroll

Newport Mesa Cybersecurity Externship

Who is this designed for?

Students who have not yet explored Cyber as a potential career and those who have just started their education.

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Program Overview

In our innovative cybersecurity discovery externship, we take a holistic approach to preparing you for success as a cyber professional. You’ll get firsthand experience and insight into the world of cybersecurity, one of the most high-demand careers in the country. From fundamentals to participating in real-world Cyber scenarios with industry, you’ll be guided by industry professionals in a program packed with interactive workshops.

  • Explore the different types of cyber threats and network with the professionals tasked with preventing them.
  • Build in-demand employability skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, confidence and collaboration.
  • Build your resume by earning digital badges, a certificate of completion, and recommendation letters.
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Cybersecurity Team Challenges:

Become a member of an Elite Cybersecurity Task Force charged with investigating major cyber crimes. Through real-world scenarios, you’ll be tasked with protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure. Take on a new challenge each day with your team as you learn the skills you need to keep our data safe. Whether preventing cyber attacks from occurring or rectifying a cyber attack that has already happened, you’ll understand what it’s like to work as a cybersecurity professional.

  • Private-Company Attack Prevention
  • Introduction to Linux
  • White Hat Hacking Simulation
  • Vendor Security Assessment
  • Final Website Hacking Simulation

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.

Parent Pre-Externship 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

Current Cyber Heroes Include

Bernardo Vasquez

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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Hudson Travel

Laura Deaner

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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) - Northwestern Mutual

Carol Suchit-Hudson

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Head of Information Security at LTSE

Idalia Ramos

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Senior Security Analyst at Accenture Federal Services

Evelin Urbaez

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Threat and Vulnerability Analyst Horizon Blue Cross

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

INTRODUCTION AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Kickstart your journey into the world of cybersecurity by understanding why cybersecurity matters and how you can be a hero in the digital frontier. Learn what it takes to protect and defend critical U.S. infrastructure and network with professionals whose role it is to keep our communities safe.

Team Cyber Challenge:

You are part of a Cybersecurity management team for a new start up company and your CEO is pushing you to launch your new tech product immediately. However, your team finds there are inherent security risks in the software you are releasing. Your team must manage the safety, political and time pressures to effectively release your new product.

Day 2

FINANCIAL CRIMES

Get a firsthand look into the mind of a cyber criminal and understand the different methods they use to infiltrate computer systems stealing American citizen’s data. See the anatomy of a cyber hack and ask questions of industry whose role it is to protect against major cyber crimes.

Team Cyber Challenge:

Conduct a real-life cyber case study with your investigative team. Uncover a cyber threat and work collaboratively to present your solution on how to mitigate the damage and stop the attack.

Day 3

PRIVATE SECTOR

Cyber attacks affect businesses large and small. Hear from industry on how they safeguard their interests against foreign and domestic threats which affect their ability to survive.

Team Cyber Challenge:

In your role as a National Cybersecurity Analyst you’ll have a limited amount of time to hack into and search a U.S. official’s computer to find sensitive information leaks to report to your team.

Day 4

PROTECTING OUR NATION

Keep our nation safe by uncovering foreign and domestic cyber threats which affect our nation's citizens and everyday life. Understand the balance between privacy and security in this interactive workshop.

Team Cyber Challenge:

Conduct a security assessment of a company by using various open-source tools and the vendor’s website to determine if they have a mature security program or not.

Day 5

Next Steps and Final Challenge

Get a deep dive into the advanced methods of system hardening and how to use this externship and your network as a stepping stone bringing you closer to the workforce.

Team Cyber Challenge:

Use everything you’ve learned to successfully "attack" a website in this last simulation

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 our team before, during and after the program

What's my Investment

Tuition CostDistrict Pricing starting at $199