The State of Connecticut, CyberHub Initiative has been Launched

  Free Project-Based Learning for Connecticut College Students

    Leading to Career Pathways and Great Jobs

Endorsed by  Governor Lamont’s endorsement in a press release on July 20, 2022.

           https://portal.ct.gov/DAS/DasBlog/The-Connecticut-CyberHub-Initiative.

 

The Connecticut CyberHub (C-HUB) is an ecosystem that connects Connecticut college students with Connecticut employers through a battery of iQ4 internship and pre-apprenticeship projects, that include employer subject matter expert mentors/coaches, and are run 100% online.  The projects, that average 4 hours of work per week, lead to an industry recognized credential, CompTIA certifications (for the Cybersecurity or Ethical Hacking projects), the equivalent of up to 350 hours of related workforce training, career pathways and great jobs in the State of Connecticut.

There are five Projects you can select from:

  • Project 1: Cybersecurity Practitioner Fundamentals
  • Project 2: The Threat Within and NIST Framework
  • Project 3: Cloud Technology
  • Project 4: Cybersecurity (Leading to CompTIA Security+ Cert.)
  • Project 5: Ethical Hacking (Leading to CompTIA Pentest+ Cert.)

Project 1: Cybersecurity Practitioner Fundamentals

Duration: 6-Weeks

Start Date(s): October 17, November 14, and December 5, 2022

Description: This project will introduce you to the fundamentals of cybersecurity, and the common threats to an organization and how to maintain a robust cybersecurity posture. It will also provide you with an overview of the legal and ethical aspect of cybersecurity and explain opportunities and career pathways using the iQ4 Wallet.

You will receive access to your personal iQ4 “Digital” Wallet. The Wallet enables you to promote your workplace skills, experience, education, and portfolio of work, find career pathways to suitable cybersecurity job roles and be matched to employers’ skills-based hiring needs. It will capture your industry recognized credential from this project.

Additional Details:

  • Mentor Meeting: Once a week for 90 minutes
  • Weekly Lessons: Takes approximately 3 hours to complete
  • Job Role: Cybersecurity Practitioner

Project 1 Application

Project 2 Title: The Threat Within and NIST Framework

Duration: 12-Weeks

Start Dates: October 18, November 15, and December 6, 2022

Description: This is a cybersecurity internship conducted 100% online in a virtual classroom setting via Zoom videoconferencing. Participants select a job role and a cybersecurity case to work-on in teams. There are weekly Lessons to complete outside the virtual classroom which consist of directed readings and videos. In the virtual classroom setting, teams prepare weekly deliverables and present them to subject matter expert mentors that critique and assess them. This results in a valuable exchange of information and a dynamic learning environment for both cybersecurity and professional skills acquisition/enhancement. A core component of the program is learning about the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework, a gold-standard framework used by corporate America.

You will receive access to your personal iQ4 “Digital” Wallet. The Wallet enables you to promote your workplace skills, experience, education, and portfolio of work, find career pathways to suitable cybersecurity job roles and be matched to employers’ skills-based hiring needs. It will capture your industry recognized credential from the project.

Additional Details:

  • Meetings: Once per week
  • Meeting Duration: 2 Hours
  • Weekly Lessons: Takes approximately 1 ½ hours to complete
  • Job Roles: Information Security Officer, Compliance Analyst, Behavior Analyst, IT Risk Analyst, Cyber Threat Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Cases: Fraud, Espionage, Theft of Intellectual Property, IT Sabotage
  • Credential: Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive the
  • Cybersecurity Workforce Alliance (CWA) Industry Recognized Credential and Certificate.

 

Project 3: Cloud Technology

Duration: 12-Weeks

Start Date: November 15, 2022

Description: This is a cloud technology internship conducted 100% online in a virtual classroom setting via Zoom videoconferencing. Participants select a job role and a cloud technology case to work-on in teams. There are weekly Lessons to complete outside the virtual classroom which consist of directed readings and videos. In the virtual classroom setting, teams prepare weekly deliverables and present them to subject matter expert mentors that critique and assess them. This results in a valuable exchange of information and a dynamic learning environment for both cloud technology and professional skills acquisition/enhancement. A core component of the program is learning about the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework, a gold-standard framework used by corporate America.

You will receive access to your personal iQ4 “Digital” Wallet. The Wallet enables you to promote your workplace skills, experience, education, and portfolio of work, find career pathways to suitable cybersecurity job roles and be matched to employers’ skills-based hiring needs. It will capture your industry recognized credential from the project.

Additional Details:

  • Meetings: Once per week
  • Meeting Duration: 2 Hours
  • Weekly Lessons: Takes approximately 1 ½ hours to complete
  • Job Roles: Security Controls Assessor, IT Risk Analyst, Information Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Cases: Fraud, Espionage, Theft of Intellectual Property, IT Sabotage
  • Credential: Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive the
  • Cybersecurity Workforce Alliance (CWA) Industry Recognized Credential and Certificate.

 

Project 4: Cybersecurity (Leading to CompTIA Security+ Certification)

Duration: 12-Weeks

Start Dates: October 18 and December 13, 2022

Description: This is a cybersecurity project that combines technical training and applied learning with instructor lead classes conducted 100% online in a virtual classroom setting via Zoom videoconferencing. Students will be trained using CompTIA training materials, labs, and test banks to get them ready to sit for the CompTIA Security+ exam. There is also an applied learning component. Participants select a job role and a cybersecurity case to work-on in teams. There are weekly Lessons to complete outside the virtual classroom which consist of directed readings and videos. In the virtual classroom setting, teams prepare weekly deliverables and present them to subject matter expert mentors that critique and assess them. This results in a valuable exchange of information and a dynamic learning environment for both cybersecurity and professional skills acquisition/enhancement. A core component of the program is learning about the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework, a gold-standard framework used by corporate America.

You will receive access to your personal iQ4 “Digital” Wallet. The Wallet enables you to promote your workplace skills, experience, education, and portfolio of work, find career pathways to suitable cybersecurity job roles and be matched to employers’ skills-based hiring needs. It will capture your industry recognized credential from the project.

Additional Details:

  • Meetings: Two times per week on Tuesday and Thursdays
  • Meeting Duration: 4 Hours
  • Weekly Lessons: Takes approximately 1 ½ hours to complete
  • Job Roles: Information Security Officer, Compliance Analyst, Behavior Analyst, IT Risk Analyst, Cyber Threat Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Cases: Fraud, Espionage, Theft of Intellectual Property, IT Sabotage
  • Credential: Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive the
  • Cybersecurity Workforce Alliance (CWA) Industry Recognized Credential and Certificate.
  • Certification: CompTIA Security+ (Passing Exam)

 

Project 5: Ethical Hacking (Leading to CompTIA Pentest+ Certification)

Duration: 12-Weeks

Start Date: Tuesday, December 13

Description: This is an ethical hacking project that combines technical training and applied learning with instructor lead classes conducted 100% online in a virtual classroom setting via Zoom videoconferencing. Students will be trained using CompTIA training materials, labs, and test banks to get them ready to sit for the CompTIA Pentest+ exam. There is also an applied learning component. Participants select a job role and a cybersecurity case to work-on in teams. There are weekly Lessons to complete outside the virtual classroom which consist of directed readings and videos. In the virtual classroom setting, teams prepare weekly deliverables and present them to subject matter expert mentors that critique and assess them. This results in a valuable exchange of information and a dynamic learning environment for both cybersecurity and professional skills acquisition/enhancement. A core component of the program is learning about the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework, a gold-standard framework used by corporate America.

You will receive access to your personal iQ4 “Digital” Wallet. The Wallet enables you to promote your workplace skills, experience, education, and portfolio of work, find career pathways to suitable cybersecurity job roles and be matched to employers’ skills-based hiring needs. It will capture your industry recognized credential from the project.

Additional Details:

  • Meetings: Two times per week on Tuesday and Thursdays
  • Meeting Duration: 4 Hours
  • Weekly Lessons: Takes approximately 1 ½ hours to complete
  • Job Roles: Information Security Officer, Compliance Analyst, Behavior Analyst, IT Risk Analyst, Cyber Threat Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Cases: Fraud, Espionage, Theft of Intellectual Property, IT Sabotage
  • Credential: Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive the
  • Cybersecurity Workforce Alliance (CWA) Industry Recognized Credential and Certificate.
  • Certification: CompTIA Pentest+ (Passing Exam)