Careers & Training
Are you looking for a career on the cutting edge of Information Technology? Are you interested in protecting kids and seniors and chasing down bad actors? Do you want a job that pays well and is rarely ever boring? If so, consider the fast-paced, ever-growing area of Cybersecurity. Delaware needs more cybersecurity workers. Our numbers are low compared to the national average. There are numerous opening and a variety of career choices in both the Public and Private sectors.
Why I Work in Cybersecurity
Day in the Life
- Behind the scenes: A day in the life of a cybersecurity expert
- Behind the scenes: A day in the life of a cybersecurity "threat hunter"
Cybersecurity Career Training
It is crucial for every internet user to be well-versed on cyber safety. If already familiar, it never hurts to take a refresher course to be reminded. We have provided links to some training programs that will serve to expand, or refresh, your knowledge concerning safe and responsible internet use. Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility.
This tool presents a new and interactive way to explore work roles within the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. It depicts the Cyber Workforce according to five distinct, yet complementary, skill communities.
The Cyber Career Pathways Tool is designed for individuals looking to start a career in cybersecurity or considering a change within the cyber field.
The web-based courses are designed to ensure that the privacy, reliability, and integrity of the information systems that power the global economy remain intact and secure.
The web-based courses are offered through three discipline-specific tracks: general, non-technical computer users; technical IT professionals; and business managers and professionals.
Take cybersecurity into your own hands. In this Lab, you’ll defend a company that is the target of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.
Your task is to strengthen your cyber defenses and thwart the attackers by completing a series of cybersecurity challenges. You’ll crack passwords, craft code, and defeat malicious hackers.
Sans Immersion Academy
The Fast Track to Top Skills and Top Jobs in Cyber. SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academies are 100% scholarship-based and no cost to participants. Academies are offered throughout the year in a variety of locations.
The SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy is an intensive, accelerated training program that provides SANS world class training and GIAC certifications to quickly and effectively launch careers in cybersecurity.
The SANS VetSuccess Immersion Academy provides cybersecurity training, advanced technical training, certifications and connections to high-paying jobs in the field of cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity Online Quizzes
Cybersecurity Skills Gap
- Cybersecurity Workforce Shortage Diminishes
- Struggling With The Cybersecurity Skills Shortage
- Taking aim at the cybersecurity skills shortage: 5 approaches to closing the gap
- To Help Tackle Workforce Shortage, Cybersecurity Needs To Address Unconscious Bias In Hiring
Hackers Wanted: An Examination of the Cybersecurity Labor Market
- People who are qualified to do forensics, code-writing, or red-teaming are the hardest to find in today's labor market.
- Government Employers find it extra difficult to hire Cybersecurity professionals.
- The increase in education and training opportunities, coupled with the increase in compensation packages, will draw more workers into the profession over time.
- Capture The Flag (CTF)
There are a lot of Capture The Flag (CTF) competitions in our days, some of them have excellent tasks, but in most cases they're forgotten just after the CTF finished. We decided to make some kind of CTF archive and of course, it'll be too boring to have just an archive, so we made a place, where you can get some another CTF-related info - current overall Capture The Flag team rating, per-team statistics etc.
- Carnegie Mellon University Podcast
The SEI Podcast Series presents conversations in software engineering, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence engineering, and future technologies.
- Cyber Aces
SANS Cyber Aces Online is an online course that teaches the core concepts needed to assess, and protect information security systems. The course was developed by SANS, the most trusted and the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. The course is an engaging, self-paced, easy to use combination of tutorials, videos, and quizzes. It’s available as open courseware so you can take it anytime. SANS is donating the course from their library of professional development curriculum. And it’s free.
- Cyber FastTrack
Cyber FastTrack is a free online cybersecurity program for college students and graduates. Through online challenges, quizzes, exams, and tutorials, you will learn disciplines such as: Forensics, Intrusion detection, Security operations, System and network penetration testing, and Application penetration testing.
- Holiday Hack Challenges
Five years' worth of challenges along with write ups available that make these an in-depth learning tool.
- Microsoft Virtual Academy
Microsoft Virtual Academy provides free online training by world-class experts to help you build your technical skills and advance your career.
- PICOCTF CMU Cybersecurity Challenge
Game has completed but can still register and play - created by the Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab. A computer security game for middle and high school students. Challenges centered around a unique storyline where participants must reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt, or do whatever it takes to solve the challenge. Challenges set up with the intent of being hacked, making it an excellent, legal way to get hands-on experience.
- US Cyber Challenge
The mission of U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) is to significantly reduce the shortage in today’s cyber workforce by serving as the premier program to identify, attract, recruit and place the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. USCC’s goal is to find 10,000 of America’s best and brightest to fill the ranks of cybersecurity professionals where their skills can be of the greatest value to the nation.
- US Cyber Challenge: Cyber Quest
Cyber Quests are a series of fun but challenging on-line competitions allowing participants to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of information security realms. Each quest features an artifact for analysis, along with a series of quiz questions. Some quests focus on a potentially vulnerable sample web server as the artifact, challenging participants to identify its flaws using vulnerability analysis skills. Other quests are focused around forensic analysis, packet capture analysis, and more. The quests have varying levels of difficulty and complexity, with some quests geared toward beginners, while others include more intermediate and ultimately advanced material.
- CyberSeek Cybersecurity Jobs Heat Map
Through a partnership between NICE, CompTIA, and Burning Glass, CyberSeek was developed to provide a visual representation of cybersecurity supply and demand across the nation. CyberSeek also features a Career Pathways tool which provides information on different types of positions to help students, job seekers, and workforce trainers visualize career advancement in cybersecurity. The Map and Career Pathway tools both incorporate the job categories, specialty areas, and knowledge, skills, and abilities from the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
- Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE)
The Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) provides free online cybersecurity training to federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government employees, federal contractors, and US military veterans. FedVTE also offers a smaller selection of trainings free to anyone, with no sign-in required.
- Local Higher Education Programs
- National Initiative for Cyber Security Careers and Study
Homeland Security's one-stop-shop for Cyber Security Careers and Studies
Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that fully fund the typical costs that students pay for books, tuition, and room and board while attending an approved institution of higher learning. Additionally, participants receive stipends of up to $8,000 for undergraduate and $12,000 for graduate students. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
- Secretary's Honors Program
The Department of Homeland Security's career track program for exceptional college graduates in IT, Cyber, Policy and Law. The site also features information on a new program for students pursuing Associate's degrees.
- Veteran’s Resources
Military Veterans are an important community for consideration for cybersecurity jobs. Whether they have direct military experience with information security or possibly possess a highly desirable security clearance (or ability to qualify for a clearance), our nation’s military veterans are increasingly recognized as an attractive talent candidate pool for our most critical cybersecurity roles.