CyberForward Academy high school program offers both school credit and real-world work experience in cyber security to students.

CyberForward Academy has had the privilege to partner with Coastline Regional Occupation Program (ROP) and the CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County (CLA-OC) to build a unique employer delivered cyber security summer program for students in participating Orange County public high schools.

The summer program uses a multi-phase model that aligns foundational learning in cyber security, and work-based learning in specific cyber security job roles and projects, with performance of real-world project tasks with CLA-OC member companies.

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CyberForward Academy takes another crucial step in developing world-class talent at scale.

CyberForward Academy, a partner-enabled professional development program that first identifies and then rapidly develops effective job-ready cyber security professionals, has recently appointed Lynn Stewart as its Director of CyberForward Services.

As a seasoned leader in workforce program development, Stewart’s experience in directing professional development programs will help shape and support CyberForward Academy’s innovative approach and continued growth throughout 2021 and beyond.

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CyberSN and CyberForward by CISOSHARE Partner to Address Cyber Security Resource Shortage

Both organizations come together to provide clients with trained cyber resources with hands-on work experience at highly affordable rates.

CyberSN and CyberForward by CISOSHARE have announced a partnership to provide trained junior cyber talent with work experience at affordable rates.

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Expanded program sets a goal to bring cyber security opportunities to hundreds of participants in 2020.


To support the growth, success, and vision of the multi-phase cyber security professional development program it has officially been named CyberForward.

The CyberForward program was initially launched in partnership with Orange County United Way’s UpSkill OC program in June of 2019. Since the completion of the first wave of participants from identification all the way to working careers in cyber security at a livable wage, the program has continued to accelerate in both the number of individuals that want to participate, as well as hiring organizations that want to employ them.

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The program is aimed at reducing both the skills gap in Orange County and addressing the cyber security resource shortage.

CISOSHARE has recently begun the first phase of their four-phase cyber security job transition program in partnership with Orange County United Way’s UpSkill OC program. UpSkill OC is a workforce development initiative aimed at reducing the skills gap in Orange County. The initiative provides previously homeless and housing insecure Orange County residents with a means to steady employment in middle-skill careers to maintain their housing moving forward.

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