Online Learning


As a service to WiCyS members, WiCyS provides links for you to explore free online learning resources. Let us know if you find more!

NICCS – Explore Cyber Career Pathways Tool

CARE Lab – CARE (Cybersecurity in Application, Research and Education) Lab that cater to BIPOC, women, other underrepresented communities in STEM/ cybersecurity

CourseraExplore professional certificates and degrees from world-class universities and companies

Cyber Aces Foundation – Learn about topics in cybersecurity from SANS with this free training

Cybersecurity Awareness Webcasts and TrainingExplore security resources, trends and updates, media, podcast episodes, and more

Cybersecurity Canon (Ohio State University) – Explore both nonfiction and fiction texts related to InfoSec.

Cybersecurity Certification Training – Upskill with Fortinet’s free access to self-paced certification courses from Network Security Expert (NSE) levels 1-7.

Cybrary Inc.Cybrary is the fastest growing, fastest-moving catalog in the industry, delivering relevant and high-quality content that is accessible anytime, anywhere

eBook Flip Book – United States Cybersecurity Magazineresource guide created by WiCyS Mid-Atlantic leaders, Diane Janosek and Nikkia Henderson

GitHub – Find write-ups about CTFs

National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS)– the premier online resource for cybersecurity training, education, and career information, connecting government employees, students, educators, and industry with cybersecurity resources and training providers throughout the Nation.

NICE Challenge Project – This is a student training resource that’s has narratives and scenarios to replicate real life situations and give students cybersecurity training experiences like what they would experience on the job

NIH Computer Security and Privacy Awareness Trainingview free online training courses

NIST – Computer Security Resource Centerview cybersecurity-related related projects, publications, news and events 

OVERSTALKERS.ORG – Help for stalkerware victims

PSIRT SIG – Publications and standards for Incident Response and Security Teams

SANS Security Policy Templates – Free to use policies and procedures covering most topics in information security

SANS Security Resources – Free tools, cutting-edge resources, and the latest cybersecurity news – SecTools Learning Forums

Stay Safe Online – The National Cybersecurity Alliance provides training for awareness and skill building

Teach Cyber – Cybersecurity Education Library – This resource includes cybersecurity learning programs, news, study guides, and more

Trailhead (Salesforce) – Choose a trail, earn points, and learn skills to learn more about a variety of cybersecurity roles

UdemyChoose from 185,000 online video courses with new additions published every month

SANS CyberAces – Are you interested in learning the Fundamentals of Cybersecurity or enhancing your Cybersecurity skills? Then look no further, because SANS has got what you need! Developed by a variety of professionals within the Cybersecurity field, SANS Cyber Aces Online is an online course that teaches the core concepts needed to assess and protect information security systems. Best of all? Its FREE!

FEDVTE – Are you looking to improve in your Cybersecurity Skills? Do you have goals or dreams of working for the government someday? Or maybe you recently got out of the military, or are currently active duty, and are wanting to learn more hands-on skills in areas such as cloud security, ethical hacking and surveillance, risk management, or even malware analysis. FEDVTE offers up to 850 hours of course content in these areas, and the best part is its FREE! The best part is that they even offer these to the general public!

Web Security AcademyAre you seeking to secure the web and speed up software delivery?

Hopper’s Roppers Security Training – Develop your cybersecurity skills through Roppers Academy. Resources are available for hackers, educators, CTF teams, and veterans.

 Mosse’ Cyber Security Institute – Interested in gaining more cybersecurity skillsets? MCSI imparts an unparalleled depth of skills to cyber operators and cyber warriors. Their certifications align with NIST, NICE, and military careers. Check out the variety of certifications offered at MCSI.

Attack IQ Academy  – The AttackIQ Security Optimization Platform enables a threat-informed defense across your organization, improving efficiency and effectiveness.

University of Denver – The Complete Guide to Ethical Hacking. 

CISO Tuesdays – Learn about life as a CISO

CIS Center for Internet Security  – Cybersecurity Awareness Webcasts and Training – Learn more about security technologies, trainings, and careers.

Cybsersecurity Ventures – Cybercrime magazine online

Getting Into Infosec (Niru Ragupathy, Google) – “Interviews with people who have transitioned and got jobs in #infosec and #cybersecurity..”

Microsoft Bug Bounty Program– Security researchers play an integral role in the ecosystem by discovering vulnerabilities missed in the software development process. Each year we Microsoft partners together to better protect billions of customers worldwide with the Bug Bounty Program

SANS OUCH! – OUCH! is the world’s leading, free security awareness newsletter designed for everyone.

SecurityTube – SecurityTube Training Videos

ATGO AI Cybersecurity Podcasts ATGO AI is podcast channel from ForHumanity, featuring multiple series of insights on topics of pressing importance specifically in the space of Ethics and Accountability of emerging technology

The Complete Guide to Ethical Hacking – Every computer system is vulnerable — hackers prove that daily. So, who can stop them? Believe it or not, hackers.

FightCybercrimeArm yourself with the information you need to recognize, report and recover from cybercrime. Cybercrime Support Network is your advocate and partner in protecting your online data and privacy.

Securing the Human – A Review of Literature on Broadening Diversity in Cybersecurity Education. 

Purdue University – Review Cybersecurity Awareness for College Student: 7 Things to Do Now. 

School of Education – Explore Internet Safety Tips for Students 

University of North Dakota – Learn Common Types of Cyber Attacks and Prevention Tactics

Introduction to Cyber AttacksThis course provides learners with a baseline understanding of common cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and risks.

Cryptography IIn this course you will learn the inner workings of cryptographic systems and how to correctly use them in real-world applications.

Hardware Security – Study security and trust from the hardware perspective.

Network and Security FoundationThis course introduces the components of a computer network and the concept and role of communication protocols, covers widely used categorical classifications of networks, as well as network topologies, physical devices, layered abstraction, introduces basic concepts of security, covering vulnerabilities of networks and mitigation techniques, security of physical media, and security policies and procedures.

Internet History, Technology, and Security – Learn about important technological issues society currently face.

Network and Computer Security – An upper-level undergraduate, first-year graduate course on network and computer security. 

Computer Networks – Learn how does the the global network infrastructure work and what are the design principle on which it is based.

System Issues in Cloud Computing Specialization – Acquire deep knowledge in Cloud Technologies

Cybersecurity Management – Explore the high-level view of the security needs of an organization and the responsibilities of a cyber security manager. 

CISSP – Dive into one of the most sought after professional certifications in the information security industry. 

Pen Testing – Gain an in-depth understanding of the security posture of your IT environment

Cybersecurity FundamentalsLearn cybersecurity fundamentals, including how to detect threats, protect systems and networks, and anticipate potential cyber attacks.

Cybersecurity Risk ManagementLearn key principles of risk analysis, risk assessment and risk mitigation for information security using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Network SecurityLearn the process of network security, including intrusion detection, evidence collection, network auditing, and contingency planning against attacks.

CS50’s Introduction to Computer Science – Introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.

Introduction to CybersecurityAn introduction to cybersecurity, ideal for learners who are curious about the world of Internet security and who want to be literate in the field.

Network Security – Advanced TopicsLearn advanced topics in network security, including Security Monitoring, Perimeter Security, IPv6 and IPv6 Security.

*These are resources WiCyS compiles for the public. WiCyS is not endorsing any of these materials, we are simply sharing them with the community.