Google Cybersecurity Program

The WiCyS Google Cybersecurity Certificate is a 6 month beginner level cohort program. It will include 8 courses, kickoff webinars and technical mentors to provide support for the full length of the program.


This program was developed to provide an understanding of the importance of cybersecurity practices and their impact for organizations. Learners will identify common risks, threats, and vulnerabilities, as well as techniques to mitigate them. Hands-on experience with Python, Linux, and SQL is also included in the module. The cohort style course is beginner level and does not require any prior experience in cybersecurity.

Throughout this program, accepted WiCyS members will:

  • Have access to and support through a Slack workspace
  • Have the ability to schedule 1:1 office hours with technical mentors


  • Willingness to commit 6 months to complete the program
  • Participation in the cohort Slack workspace


April 8: Applications open

May 2: Launch webinar

May 14: Applications close at 12 pm CT

May 20 – 21: Email notifications of acceptance

May 24: Commitment form due

June 3: Kickoff webinar and introduction to program

June 3 – November 21: Program runs