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Why I want a degree in Cyber Operations after playing CyberStart

Why I want a degree in Cyber Operations after playing CyberStart

This is a guest post written by Elisa, who is part of CyberStart America’s JROTC community.

I was not interested in a cyber security job before CyberStart. Now I want to get a cyber security job in the Air Force!

We asked Elisa what her favourite thing about playing CyberStart is and her future career ambitions.

How did you get started with CyberStart?

I got started with CyberStart in CyberStart America (CSA) after my CyberPatriot coach told me about it. After that, I realized how beneficial it would be to me and my CyberPatriot team if we had these skills.

What were your favourite aspects of CyberStart?

I loved the puzzles and trying to beat my past times!

I got some other people to do CSA at my squadron, so at our meetings we would talk about the challenge!

Would you recommend CyberStart to your friends and why?

If you have an interest in computers, then try it! Cyber education will help you stay safe in our digital world.

Yes! I think everyone should have a basic understanding of cyber security and how to protect themselves online. If you have an interest in computers, then try it! Cyber education will help you stay safe in our digital world.

Were you interested in a cyber security career before CyberStart?

I was not interested in a cyber security job before CSA. Now I want to get a cyber security job in the Air Force.

My academic goals for the future are to get a degree in Cyber Operations and continue my education in cyber security with CSA and other competitions like CyberPatriot before I go to college.

Want to expand your horizons, build skills for a vital industry and have fun playing an exciting ethical hacking game like Elisa? Try CyberStart today!

All of these programmes are entirely free, and feature CyberStart!

CyberStart America

What is it?

A fun programme developed to help you discover your talent, advance your skills and win scholarships in cyber security.

Who's it for?

13-18 year old high school students in the US only.

Awesome! How can I find out more?
www.cyberstartamerica.org

Cyber FastTrack

What is it?

The fastest and most cost-effective route to a career in cyber security via free training and exclusive scholarship opportunities.

Who's it for?

College students in the US only.

Great! How can I find out more?
www.cyber-fasttrack.org