I'm Looking to Hire
As companies are facing a cyber security resource shortage, experienced and qualified talent is harder to come by. Supplement your recruiting efforts with CyberForward and avoid the resource and time costs of traditional hiring activities.
I'd Like To Be a Partner
Our partner network makes this program possible. From helping to identify students, to providing volunteer mentors, or supplying projects for participants, we are always looking for new partners. Help make a difference!
I Want to Learn
We look for candidates with specific aptitudes rather than specific experience or backgrounds. You don’t need technical skills to start a career in cyber security. If you’re a quick learner, work well in teams, and think logically, you have what it takes.
What is CyberForward Academy?
CyberForward Academy is an ecosystem of people working together today to develop the talent of cyber security tomorrow. This partner-enabled professional development program identifies and rapidly develops effective, job-ready cyber security professionals.
Our mission is to solve the cyber security resource shortage and bridge the skills gap. CyberForward Academy is designed to tackle both of these issues by removing common roadblocks to employment while connecting organizations to a large pool of untapped talent.
How It Works
CyberForward Academy helps everyone involved, from participants, to community partners, to hiring organizations.
Help Solve the Increasing Wage Gap
Bring more opportunities to skilled individuals in the community to help them bring home a livable wage.
Built-in Diversity and Inclusion
Our community partners help us source talent from underserved groups, providing opportunities for success.
Relevant Skills are Acquired
Participants learn both technical and interpersonal skills needed for success in different cyber security roles.
Job-Ready Cyber Professionals
Participants in CyberForward Academy have the knowledge and experience for in-demand cyber security jobs.
Empowering Individuals and Organizations
Learn more about the success of our CyberForward interns with one of our first supporters and hiring partners, Pacific Life.
CYBERFORWARD AND PACIFIC LIFE
Securing Organizations of All Sizes
"CyberForward filled an important gap in bringing new cyber security resources to Pacific Life’s Cybersecurity team. We looked at the different skillsets that
Director GRC, Pacific Life