Georgia Southern Cyber Workforce Development Program
Georgia Southern's Center for Applied Cyber Education (CACE) has partnered with The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to further enhance our focus on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. The mission of CACE and NICE is to energize and promote a robust network and an ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. Securing, protecting and defending our nation’s cybersecurity data and infrastructure requires a responsive, extensive, and highly trained workforce. CACE has established the Georgia Southern Cyber Workforce Development Program to help enhance the Cyber Academic Degree Offerings already available. The GSCWDP is intended to help develop the national cyber workforce as defined in the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) through the offering of industry certifications to allow Georgia Southern Armstrong Campus students, workers seeking a career change or enhancement in skills, and industry partners seeking to train their workforce to further build towards an increased population of Cyber Workforce Professionals. Industry certifications that increase skills in risk management, digital forensics, penetration testing, and disaster recovery are but a few in the ever-growing program. We have established partnerships with industry certification providers to allow us to provide for ever increasing skill development for those in need. Download our Cyber Workforce Development Catalog for a list of all Cyber Technical Skills programs we offer in addition to academics.
Job Outlook News
Cybersecurity workers protect our most important and private information, from bank accounts to sensitive military communications. However, there is a dangerous shortage of cybersecurity workers in the United States that puts our digital privacy and infrastructure at risk. Every year in the U.S. there are 128,000 openings for Information Security Analysts, but only 88,000 workers currently employed in those positions – a talent shortfall of 40,000 workers for cybersecurity’s largest job. There are 220,000 additional openings requesting cybersecurity-related skills, and employers are struggling to find workers who possess them. Jobs requesting cloud security skills, for example, remain open 96 days on average – longer than any other IT skill. Cybersecurity talent gaps exist across the country. Closing these gaps requires detailed knowledge of the cybersecurity workforce in your region.
Interactive Job Map Interactive Career Pathway
Check out the national heat map and career pathway recommendations at CyberSeek.org
Cyber Workforce Certifications
The fields of Risk Management, Digital Forensics, Penetration Testing, and Incident Handling are just some of the top career areas Armstrong offers technical skill certification support for in addition to our Cyber Academic training programs.
Coastal Regional Commission Training Program
CACE and the Georgia Coastal Regional Commission have partnered to bring industry certification training opportunities to the CRC Headquarters in Darien, GA in heart of the Georgia Coastal Cyber District. Through this partnership, CACE will be facilitating industry cyber workforce certifications for current cyber workforce members and those that desire to change or improve their current life position in this ever-evolving career field.
Spring 2018 CRC Schedule
Certified Vulnerability Assessor - Cost $1800.00
This is s 5-day instructor-led course.
The CVA course focuses on foundational information such as the importance of a Vulnerability Assessment and how it can help an engineer prevent serious break-ins to your organization. In the CVA course, the student will be versed with basic malware and viruses and how they can infiltrate an organizations network. The student will also learn how to assess a company’s security posture and perform a basic vulnerability test to help secure the organization’s networking infrastructure.
Module 1 – Why Vulnerability Assessment?
Module 2 – Vulnerability Types
Module 3 – Assessing the Network
Module 4 – Assessing Web Servers & Applications
Module 5 – Assessing Remote & VPN Services
Module 6 – Vulnerability Assessment Tools of the Trade
Module 7 – Output Analysis
Registration includes: In 5-day instructor-led course, hard copy course materials, 12 months online access to the course video, e-book, prep guide, course completion certificate, 40 CPE credits, online certification exam w/1 free retake.
This class will run from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. The class will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the CRC Classroom in Darien, GA. Tuesday and Thursday will be mentor directed self-study time. The CRC campus address is
1181 Coastal Dr SW, Darien, GA 31305 The CRC site phone is (912) 437-0800.
Through our strategic partnership with Cyber World Institute, we are also designated a training provider for the following industry certification organizations.
Download our Cyber Workforce Development Catalog
As a designated CACE can now offer a large set of vendor-neutral industry certification options that can be completed in a distance learning, self-paced style. These offerings will make you a desired professional in the cybersecurity career field you choose. These certification courses are accredited to the NSA CNSS 4011-4016 standard and are approved on Homeland Security's NICCS training schedule. As well, our training meets the FBI’s preferred cybersecurity certification requirements. We have numerous Armstrong graduates that have received industry certification training through our programs that have applied for and been accepted to FBI Analyst training programs. Our CompTIA Academy Partner status allows to training faculty, students, and anyone in need of cyber workforce development training through help with course material and purchase of vouchers for taking the CompTIA exams. The following areas will give you more details about our current cyber workforce development training opportunities.
Each of these Self-study packages in the roadmap gives you 12-month access to study the course content in your training account and then take the exam whenever you would like. Whether 3 days or 12 months, it is up to you and how fast you finish based on your life schedule. This is excellent for those who need flexible hours to help further their education.
The Center for Applied Cyber Education is committed to providing the best opportunities fo cyber workforce technical skill training. As we all know many of the skills required in this area are perishable and require a way to stay up to date and fresh on skills and changes.
This virtual lab environment has 16 labs that are mapped to the CompTIA Security+ domain framework. Purchasing an access key will provide you 24 hour a day access for 6 months to a learning environment that is similar to the performance-based portion of the Security+ exam. The structure of this course is not intended to teach you the domains of Security+, but rather give you an inexpensive environment to test your skills if already certified or to prepare for the exam.
This virtual lab environment has 15 labs that are mapped to the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker domain framework. Purchasing an access key will provide you 24 hour a day access for 6 months to a learning environment that is similar to the performance-based portion of the CEH exam. The structure of this course is not intended to teach you the domains of CEH, but rather give you an inexpensive environment to test your skills if already certified or to prepare for the exam.
This virtual lab environment was specifically designed for your learning experience by Professor Frank Katz utilizing InfoSec learning virtual modeling capabilities. Purchasing this access key will provide you 24 hour a day access for 6 months to the learning environment designed for your Cyber Security I course.
This virtual lab environment was specifically designed for your learning experience by Professor Frank Katz utilizing InfoSec learning virtual modeling capabilities. Purchasing this access key will provide you 24 hour a day access for 6 months to the learning environment designed for your Cyber Security II course.
This virtual lab environment was specifically designed for your learning experience by Professor Frank Katz utilizing InfoSec Learning virtual modeling capabilities. Purchasing this access key will provide you 24 hour a day access for 6 months to the learning environment designed for your Network Security course.