FREDERICTON – The new Cyber Bootcamp program out of CyberNB and Lighthouse Labs will run for 12 weeks and supply potential college students with all of the instruments they should launch a profession in cybersecurity.
A key function of this system is that it doesn’t require any prior technical data of cybersecurity. The program is geared toward anybody trying to pivot their profession, additional develop present technical expertise, and former army members trying to reposition their present safety data for a profession in cybersecurity.
“Cybersecurity relies heavily on your creative thinking skills, your problem-solving skills, your collaborative skills, leadership, communication,” stated Dillon Donahue, CyberNB’s Director of Workforce & Skills. “So, if you see yourself as a real go-getter who can solve problems and interested in cybersecurity then it’s very easy to take you into this bootcamp and then train you up on those IT skills.”
The bootcamp is accessible nationwide and goals to provide college students the data essential to work their first jobs in cybersecurity. Possible jobs for college students on the finish of this system embrace Cybersecurity Specialist or Technician; SOC Analyst Level 1; and Cybersecurity Incident Analyst or Responder.
It additionally goals to fill jobs within the ever-growing subject of cybersecurity, whose business has grown 350 p.c between 2013 and 2021. In Canada, there are over 6,000 open positions and three.5 million globally.
“The bootcamp’s aimed to close the gap that we’ve been seeing in cybersecurity education pathways,” stated Donahue. “This bootcamp was designed to teach students everything they need to know, but only what they need to know.”
“We’re taking a two-year college course and boiling it down to exactly what an entry-level cybersecurity worker would be doing in their first role.”
The bootcamp is intensive – the primary session, which begins in September, runs for 12 weeks and asks college students to commit upwards of 12 hours a day, 5 days every week.
Each week covers one module, protecting subjects like community administration, malware evaluation, danger administration, and risk intelligence.
“This is a total 100 percent commitment,” stated Donahue. “To be successful, the students are going in need to put that in because we’re also putting that effort in on our side to make sure that students are successful immediately out of the gate in getting their first job.”
The program is a collaboration between CyberNB and Lighthouse Labs. With places throughout Canada, Lighthouse Labs has been working bootcamps in technical fields corresponding to information science and internet growth since 2013.
“Partnering with CyberNB on the Cyber Bootcamp was a perfect fit for us,” says Jeremy Shaki, CEO of Lighthouse Labs. “Their focus on training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals aligns with our goals to empower students, launch careers, and contribute to the incredible growth of Canada’s tech industry.”
Lighthouse Labs’ related packages in internet growth and information science have a powerful fee of employment on the finish of this system. As of 2019, their fee of employment is 95 p.c throughout the first six months after finishing this system.
The program is performed totally remotely and supplies college students with mentorship, lectures, sources, and workshops they will use to launch their profession on the finish of the three months.
“If you don’t live in a big urban area it doesn’t matter,” stated Donahue. “As long as you have strong Internet access and as long as you put in the time and effort you know the cyber team is going to be with you the whole way so you won’t be alone and they’ll also help you get into the industry.”
Interested college students can apply to this system by means of CyberNB’s website.
Liam Floyd is a reporter for Huddle. Send him story ideas: [email protected].