Post-Secondary Resources

National Security Collaboration Center: The goal of this initiative is to establish a National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to advance research, education, and workforce development in the areas of cybersecurity, data analytics, and cloud computing. The NSCC will build a collaborative and impactful ecosystem engaging government, industry, and academia to solve the nation’s greatest issues surrounding cybersecurity.

Website(s): http://www.utsa.edu/president/reporting-offices/nscc/

Springboard’s Guide to Cybersecurity Salaries: A good accompaniment to CompTIA’s certification roadmap, the guide is a helpful reference if you’re toying with the idea of breaking into the field. It provides an overview of a career in the cybersecurity field, as well as a detailed breakdown of what you can expect to make as a professional, depending on the role, location, and the level of education or certification you achieve.

Website(s): https://www.comptia.org/content/it-careers-path-roadmap

Cybrary’s Glossary of Cybersecurity Terms: IT is full of jargon and confusing terminology. You may want to turn to Cybrary’s expansive glossary of cybersecurity vocabulary for help. The glossary covers basic cybersecurity language that non-IT folks would be familiar with—like phishing or Trojan horse—as well as more complex industry concepts, such as WHOIS and a TCP full open scan.

Website(s): https://www.cybrary.it/glossary/

Cybersecurity Education for Universities: TrendMicro established the Cybersecurity Education for Universities (CEU) program to help address the gap by offering guidance, expertise, and support to college cybersecurity programs free of charge. TrendMicro works collaboratively with schools, typically focusing on one or more of the following areas:

  • Faculty enablement and training;
  • Curriculum alignment and course consultation; and
  • Technical seminars & webinars.

Website(s): https://www.trendmicro.com/en_my/initiative-education/cybersecurity-education-universities.html

Center for Cyber Safety and Education: The Center for Cyber Safety and Education is the non-profit, charitable foundation of (ISC)², the sanctioning organization that educates and certifies cybersecurity. IT offers cybersecurity education and awareness programs for students, parents, teachers, and members of society across all age groups and demographics to secure their online life.

Website(s): https://iamcybersafe.org/s/

Springboard’s Foundations of Cybersecurity: Whether you are new to the industry or you are looking for a refresher on the basics, Springboard’s Foundations of Cybersecurity learning path is the perfect place to begin your journey. With 38 hours of free content and 40 resources across nine core modules, this free course will equip you with the fundamentals you will need to delve further into the field. You can view the curriculum and get started by clicking the link above.

Website(s): https://www.springboard.com/resources/learning-paths/cybersecurity-foundations/

Cybrary’s Free Training and Community Resources: Whether you classify your information security experience as beginner, intermediate or expert, Cybrary will have courses and training tailored to your skill set. There are more than 150 courses in the catalog, including classes on cryptography, secure coding, advanced penetration testing, virtualization management, and more.

Website(s): https://www.cybrary.it/catalog/cybersecurity/

SANS Cyber Aces Online: Developed by the SANS Institute, this free course aims to help alleviate the shortage of cybersecurity professionals by introducing students and professionals to the field. It is designed to provide novices with many of the core security principles needed to kick off a cybersecurity career.

Website(s): https://www.cyberaces.org/

Cyber Security Education: CybersecurityEducation.org is an online directory of cyber security education and careers. They strive to be the finest resource available allowing prospective students to:

  • Search for schools by location, degree, and/or subject area;
  • Compare and research schools;
  • Request free information from schools; and
  • Explore education options and career paths.

Website(s): https://www.cybersecurityeducation.org/resources/

Cyber New Brunswick (NB): CyberNB operates under four core pillars that focus on growing an integrated, internationally recognized cybersecurity ecosystem spanning education, careers, research, commercialization, and more. This bilingual resource has many resources to offer to teachers and students for enhancing cyber security knowledge and skills.

Website(s): https://cybernb.ca/

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