Hands-on cybersecurity training brought to life through real-world simulations and opportunities for scholarships
This offer is available to student members beginning October 27, 2021.
Prepare for Cyber FastTrack in an immersive game with over 200 fun-to-play challenges and real security content.
This offer starts October 27, 2021 and is available to U.S. residents.
Student Cybersecurity Opportunities through CyberStart and Cyber FastTrack
Come learn about Cyber FastTrack, an opportunity to earn scholarships and accelerate your career in cybersecurity, and gain access to free training materials.
The CyberStart game is created by experts at the SANS Institute. It’s a gamified learning platform comprised of over 200 interactive challenges that teach students about cryptography, web exploitation, social engineering, steganography, XSS, SQL injection, python, and much more. Beginners with no experience can use CyberStart to build up their skills from scratch, while more experienced students can further hone their craft through the advanced levels.
CYBER FAST TRACK and the NATIONAL CYBER SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
The game also helps prepare players for the National Cyber Scholarship Competition with the chance to win one of 400 $1,000 cash scholarships, up to $21,000 of certified professional cybersecurity training, and make resumes more desirable for employers.
Executive Director, National Cyber Scholarship Foundation
“The National Cyber Scholarship Foundation values our relationship with WiCyS and looks forward to expanding the partnership in the future. This collaboration is focused on a critical national imperative: identifying, nurturing, and empowering the next generation of experts to eliminate the cybersecurity skills gap in the United States.”
WiCyS Texas A&M Student Chapter
“The CyberStart Game is an amazing gateway into cybersecurity. I, myself, discovered cybersecurity through the CyberStart Game, and it’s what inspired me to enter this field. It’s exciting to have the chance to share the CyberStart Game with other college students who may not have gotten to play it during high school in Girls Go Cyberstart or Cyberstart America!”