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K-12, College Undergraduate and Graduate School

The Cyber Studies Consortium helps create new courses or enhance existing curriculum from elementary through graduate levels.

K-12: Why teach schoolchildren cyber skills?

It's no secret that America's students lag behind in computer skills. A decade's worth of news and scholarly articles have pointed out how Russian and Chinese students often surpass American students in test scores and computer competitions. We know there's a problem. Our solution? Teach cyber skills from elementary school.

Teach the K-12 Teachers

In addition to working with K-12 instructors on curriculum, we teach the teachers through online education as well as our popular boot camps. Consisting of 2-3 days of in-person instruction, our boot camps are a unique opportunity to learn about cyber and cyber-intelligence and how to effectively teach these topics using online materials.

College Undergraduate and Graduate Levels

We know that book learning alone cannot prepare today's undergraduate and graduate school students to fight today's cybersecurity threats. This is why all of our educational initiatives are based on our Cyber FoundationsTM two-pronged approach, offering real-world, technical aspects as well as addressing the human factor.

Moreover, with information security threats continuously evolving and becoming more sophisticated, our network of experts constantly innovate and update our courses to keep our students competitive and prepared to take on high-paying, high-skilled cyber jobs. When it comes to cyber education at the college level, a particular priority of the Cyber Studies Consortium is establishing educational opportunities at academic institutions serving veterans, transitioning military and displaced workers.

Curriculum Enhancement

We enhance cybersecurity courses already in place at the undergraduate and graduate level, weaving in intelligence skills as well as the kind of experiential training employers seek in job candidates.

Our track record includes enhancing college courses on topics such as:

  • the theory, design and application of networks
  • information security in response to natural disasters
  • terrorist activities and internal subversions
  • introduction to human elements in IT and cybersecurity operations
  • team dynamics and communications skills

Free Curriculum Review

How can we enhance your curriculum? For a limited time, educational institutions that join the Cyber Studies Consortium not only receive free membership but also a complimentary fast-paced curriculum review.

For qualifying educational institutions, curriculum review as well as curriculum enhancement fees are waived thanks to funding from the State of Florida.

Learn about the Cyber Studies Consortium Membership.


What sets us apart...

The Cyber FoundationsTM Approach

Human error = 90% breaches

While most cyber training and education focuses on hard skills, both IBM and Verizon studies show that merely 6-7% of cybersecurity breaches were through attacks on hardware or networks, with most breaches—an astounding 90%—resulting from people-centered error.

Hard skills + soft skills

Cyber FoundationsTM covers 'hard' skills such as computer hardware and systems and applications software, but what truly distinguishes our approach is incorporating the 'soft' skills that consider human behavior.

We've got people covered

From teaching IT 'geeks' how to communicate with corporate staff to providing students with a solid understanding of what makes a cyberterrorist tick, we've got people covered.