Encourage your students to register to CyberStart America and access an on-demand learning course that allows them to get hands-on experience with real-world cybersecurity tasks. No textbooks or lectures, just fun, online challenges that build towards highly respected academic outcomes and scholarship opportunities.
Students will learn by taking on the role of an agent at the Cyber Protection Agency. Watch renowned cybersecurity expert and CyberStart founder, James Lyne walk you through the 200+ challenges and games students will unlock.
You can also try our 60-minute CyberStart experience CyberStart Go, featuring similar sorts of challenges to those that your students will face in CyberStart Game itself.
The programming challenges were amazing, and so were the command line questions. My students were very engaged, I could not get them to leave.
None of my students had any experience with cybersecurity, Linux, Python, or really with anything that the challenges were based on. The final weekend of the challenge was the beginning of our school vacation week...[but] three-quarters of the girls spent most of Saturday and Sunday in my classroom with me! There aren't too many things that would get high school students to sacrifice two days of vacation to work on education!
This is a great opportunity for girls to get a chance to gain skills that could get them interested in a whole new field of jobs that has a very limited number of females. Many girls don't get the chance to learn about cybersecurity and the ongoing issues within the cyber world, but after doing these challenges, people like me who had no idea what cybersecurity even was got a great understanding about this field
Prior to playing CyberStart, 36% [of students] had an interest in computer science or cybersecurity careers. After playing, 70% did.
It is accessible but not trivial and the Field Manual is a great way to review and enhance skills
It is presented in a fun, interactive environment that encourages students to problem-solve, code, and learn how Computer Science works. My students loved the challenge. We heard them say, ‘I am so smart’ and ‘Let me help you’ over and over during the course of the program. It was awesome!
Sign up to be the first to hear about upcoming webinars, resources, and opportunities for students at your school. No previous cybersecurity knowledge or experience is required to join - just an enthusiasm to inspire your students to up their digital skills.
High scoring students can qualify for the National Cyber Scholarship Competition and compete for life-changing opportunities such as access to a cybersecurity training course worth $3000 and a scholarship to the college of their choice!
Recognition badges and awards will be shared with students and can be used on college and job applications. The portfolio of skills built in CyberStart America will be recognized and desired by employers.
CyberStart America communities offer additional support and community-specific awards and can give like-minded students the chance to share their CyberStart experience. We have communities for girls and JROTC students!
Students will be invited to join webinars with leading industry-experts providing advice on how to secure job roles in the indsutry or how to develop and take their transferable skills into any career path! Plus access to lots of great career advice.
This Pathways to Cybersecurity Careers workshop took place December 9 2020 at 4pm ET. Stay tuned for future workshop dates!Watch workshop recording
Head on over to our knowledge base for more frequently asked questions.
CyberStart turns complex cybersecurity concepts into fun and accessible challenges for students of all abilities.
An all-in-one cybersecurity learning journey teaching a huge array of cybersecurity topics with challenges ranging from easy to extreme.
High scoring students will qualify for the National Cyber Scholarship Competition and compete for life-changing opportunities.
Want to share CyberStart America through your school or district social media channels? Here’s our toolkit of media resources that you’re free to use to promote the program!Download Media Toolkit
If you require any help or further information email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help.