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Students

The need for cybersecurity professionals continues to grow. However, although demand is high, getting into the cybersecurity careers field can be a complex task. Trying to determine what schooling you need, or certifications you should have, or even what programs exist to help a student pay for school can be overwhelming.

At CyberSmartNV you will find many resources and a wealth of information to help you ask the right questions and discover what type of cybersecurity jobs exist in Nevada and the education requirements of those jobs. There are resources for students in grade school, high school, colleges, and universities. Additionally, there are general resources that address cyber related issues you may face as a student, i.e. cyber bullying, cyber citizenship, and other cyber safety type resources.

Cybersecurity Resources for Students

NSA Student Portal

NSA Student Portal

NSA has partnership opportunities at both the college/university level and the kindergarten-12 level. If you are a student, an educator or an academic researcher.
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Stop.Think.Connect DHS

Stop.Think.Connect DHS

Regardless of how fast your fingers fly on a keyboard or cell phone, the best tool you have to help avoid risks online is your brain. Stop before you post, share, or send: do you trust the site you're on.
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Cyberwatch West

Cyberwatch West

CyberWatch West Center is committed to improving the quantity and quality of existing cybersecurity resources and building upon these resources to develop effective training and teaching modules.
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Scholarships

Scholarships

Cyber Security Degrees seeks to aid interested individuals in their quest to obtain cyber security education and advance in their personal and vocational interests as they relate to cyber security.
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Stop Cyber Bullying

Stop Cyber Bullying

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
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Cyber Citizenship Games

Cyber Citizenship Games

Online games that teach kids critical digital citizenship and online safety skills. Presented by CyberWise.
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Connect Safely.org Students

Connect Safely.org Students

ConnectSafely.org is a Silicon Valley, Calif.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to educating users of connected technology about safety, privacy and security.
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As students you represent the future for Nevada. You are going to form the foundation of knowledge and expertise in cybersecurity that is required to keep all Nevadans safe. Cybersecurity education will open doors to careers in everything from computer design to the space exploration. The possibilities are unlimited. The need for cybersecurity now and in the future is never going away.

Additionally, CyberSmartNV is a great way to build a network of professional cybersecurity contacts who can answer your questions about pursuing a degree or certification in cyber related fields.

Grade School Student Resources

Cyber Start

Cyber Start

CyberStart is a suite of challenges, tools and games designed to introduce young people to the field of cybersecurity.
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Techgirlz

Techgirlz

The TechGirlz mission is to inspire middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers.
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Nova Labs

Nova Labs

NOVA Labs is a free digital platform that engages teens and lifelong learners in games and interactives that foster authentic scientific exploration.
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Cyber Patriot

Cyber Patriot

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.
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If you know of any additional cyber resources for students that CyberSmartNV may have missed – please submit them “here.” Once reviewed, they may be added to the resource section. Additionally, if you find a resource that is not working, please let the admins know ASAP. “Contact CyberSmartNV Admin.”

High School Students

Hacker Highschool

Hacker Highschool

Hacker Highschool (HHS) is an ever-growing collection of lessons written by the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies (ISECOM) for teen audiences and covering specific subjects that are timely, interesting, and important for teens
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Cyber Patriot

Cyber Patriot

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.
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Girls Go CyberStart!

Girls Go CyberStart!

There's a huge shortage of cybersecurity experts in the US. Girls Go CyberStart encourages high school girls to explore the exciting career opportunities in the field, join the global cybersecurity community, and learn skills that will ensure our country offers a safe place to live, work and play online.
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Over The Wire

Over The Wire

The games offered by the OverTheWire community can help you to learn and practice security concepts in the form of fun-filled games.
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NICE Challenge Project

NICE Challenge Project

The NICE Challenge Project develops real-world cybersecurity challenges within virtualized business environments that bring students the workforce experience before the workforce.
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Coursera Intro to Cyber Security

Coursera Intro to Cyber Security

There's a huge shortage of cybersecurity experts in the US. Girls Go CyberStart encourages high school girls to explore the exciting career opportunities in the field, join the global cybersecurity community, and learn skills that will ensure our country offers a safe place to live, work and play online.
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Minecraft for Coding

Minecraft for Coding

While this technically isn’t a class, Microsoft did roll out a special edition of Minecraft designed for use in educational settings to teach students how to program. The education edition website lets you sort by age level and lesson. High school students can also gain more experience in coding and computer science while finding ways to express their creativity through whatever they decide to create.
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Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking (MLH) is the official student hackathon league. Each year, we power over 200 weekend-long invention competitions that inspire innovation, cultivate communities and teach computer science skills to more than 65,000 students around the world.
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The following institutions offer CyberSecurity degrees and cert options for Nevada.

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