We are NodeSC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with cyber security, technology, entrepreneurship education. Our mission is to educate and familiarize students of all ages with cyber security and supplement their education with an understanding of technology and entrepreneurship. As former NSA and DoD hackers, our teachers have the skills and experience to teach others what they need to know about information security and how to pursue a career in the least populated, most in demand field in technology: cyber security.
Why Cyber Security?
According to Cybersecurity Ventures, there are 1 million jobs open in the field of cyber security in 2016, and anyone with adequate cyber security experience can find immediate employment. Cyber security is a global issue, but you may have already known that from recent headlines. A new report titled ‘Hackerpocalypse: A Cybercrime Revelation‘ predicts that cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. That’s where our tagline comes in: Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce. We want to prepare students for the cyber security workforce of tomorrow.
We know that not everyone who is interested in a career in cyber security has a clear path to learning the technical skills required. We want to make learning as accessible as possible, making classes free of charge and eventually remotely-accessible. With donations from our generous sponsors and contributors, we are able to provide laptops and gear for students while in our programs. Learning and securing your future job is the top priority, so we want to make that accessible to all students, no matter their financial situation or geographic location.
What happens after?
After completing our programs, we will give you resume/interview tips, potential internship opportunities, and answer your entrepreneurship and technology questions. Participants in our programs have gone on to continue their education in security at prestigious firms and academic institutions. One student scored an exclusive internship at Boeing in their information security department, as a freshman in college. We’re confident she and all of our past and future students are going to do great things.