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Student Resources & Activities

There are many great resources available to help students hone their cybersecurity skills.  Below are a few of the good options out there to help you get started.

Cybersecurity Activities

  • NIATEC Invitational Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
    • This annual competition is organized, built, and ran by our Scholarship for Service students.  It is a great and fun way to improve your blue team skills!
  • Department of Energy's CyberForce Competition
    • Another great competition and wonderful way to take your skills to the next level!
  • Hack The Box
    • A great resource for improving penetration testing skills.  You can go solo, work with others, or even rep your school.  Companies will also hire via Hack The box.
  • Air Force Association's CyberPatriot
    • This program is for K-12 students, however, serving as a volunteer or technical mentor is a great way to gain more experience while helping to inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

Cybersecurity Resources

NIATEC National Science Foundation Information Assurance Directorate Department of Homeland Security CISSE Scholarship For Service