You provide the opportunity and we do the rest with CyberStart America

We know that cybersecurity is a subject that is evolving fast, and it can be difficult to make lesson plans for classroom teaching. This is why the huge range of topics covered in CyberStart Game are up to date, relevant, hands-on and developed by industry experts.

CyberStart America is a free national program for high school students, aiming to uncover hidden cyber talents, promote cyber safety, and to identify and develop the next generation of cyber superstars.

Building on the success of previous CyberStart programs like Girls Go CyberStart, high school students of any gender can now get access to our fun, free online learning games through CyberStart America.

The program gives students free access to CyberStart Game until April 2021, through which they can progress at their own pace; solving puzzles, completing challenges, and gaining skills in cybersecurity. Students can play just for fun, to improve problem-solving and digital skills, or can use the CyberStart America program to qualify and train for the National Cyber Scholarship Competition. Teachers can leave their students to have fun learning Game independently, or can incorporate the free educational game into lesson plans, or set it as online homework.

Read about the history of CyberStart in the US

Are you a student looking to register?

Eligible high school students can register for CyberStart America now.

See full criteria here.

Teacher and advisors; join our community of Cyber Aware Educators!

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.

Revolutionizing cybersecurity education in the United States

No prior knowledge of computer science is required to introduce your students to cybersecurity concepts through CyberStart America.

What teachers are saying

Watch the recording of our free information session

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This Pathways to Cybersecurity Careers workshop took place December 9 2020 at
4pm ET. Stay tuned for future workshop dates!

Watch workshop recording
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CyberStart turns complex cybersecurity concepts into fun and accessible challenges for students of all abilities.

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An all-in-one cybersecurity learning journey teaching a huge array of cybersecurity topics with challenges ranging from easy to extreme.

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High scoring students will qualify for the National Cyber Scholarship Competition and compete for life-changing opportunities.

Social Media Toolkit

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!

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