July 6, 2021

The NYU School of Professional Studies and HackerU Launch Cybersecurity Bootcamp to Meet the Needs of the Digital Workforce in NY and CT

NEW YORK, NY. – The NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Programs in Business, a global thought leader in workforce development and industry focused education, and HackerU, a cybersecurity education leader, are collaborating to launch an accelerated continuing education Cybersecurity training program. Geared towards learners of all backgrounds and skill sets, the NYU School of Professional Studies Cybersecurity Bootcamp will be held live, online during evenings and weekends, and will help to supply the New York metro area with qualified cybersecurity professionals to address a global shortage.

“The NYU SPS Division of Programs in Business is very excited about collaborating with HackerU in order to respond to the post-pandemic needs of the knowledge economy. The field of Cybersecurity offers an increasingly diverse number of career paths. As an innovator in technology education, we see this as an incredible opportunity to train the next generation of technology leaders in a space that offers well-paying jobs and excellent career prospects,” said Martin Ihrig, associate dean of the NYU SPS Division of Programs in Business.

As more organizations shift to digital models during an ongoing spike in cyber attacks, and require trained in-house security teams, organizations are eager to fill a wide range of roles including network security engineers, systems security managers, cybersecurity operations analysts, and network operations center technicians. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 32% uptick in cybersecurity-related job openings by 2028, and New York State alone currently has more than 23,000 open jobs requiring cybersecurity skills.

“With the continuous evolution of technology inevitably comes increased cybersecurity risk,” said Dan Vigdor, co-founder and executive chairman of HackerUSA. “We are proud to collaborate with the NYU School of Professional Studies to address the systemic threat to New York and Connecticut’s digital ecosystem, while simultaneously creating new opportunities for individuals to gain the skills they need to launch fulfilling and sustainable careers in one of the fastest-growing fields.”

The NYU School of Professional Studies Cybersecurity Bootcamp is led by experts who are currently active in the cybersecurity field. They offer real-world insight to participants through a series of online lectures, hands-on exercises, virtual labs, and immersive simulations.

Throughout the program of study, learners will gain proficiency in IT, networking, information security, and data analytics and forensics. They also will acquire the wide range of skills necessary to pass the industry’s most rigorous certification exams including: Linux LPI Essentials, Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA CySA+, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, and (ISC)2 SSCP. Upon program completion, learners will receive a Certificate of Completion in Cybersecurity from the NYU School of Professional Studies.

Program participants will have a unique advantage when entering the cyber workforce because of the in-depth career development support offered as part of the curriculum. Services such as résumé writing, LinkedIn profile building, interview preparation, virtual career fairs, and job placement assistance are some of the many tools offered to ensure learners are well-equipped to prosper in today’s job market.

“The NYU School of Professional Studies Cybersecurity Bootcamp aims to connect the dots and create opportunities, first and foremost, for students, but also for the organizations that will ultimately hire them,” said Ayal Stern, CEO of HackerUSA. “There’s a growing need for skilled cybersecurity professionals in New York and Connecticut, and the program curriculum is engineered to address today’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges, while teaching students to think outside of the box in order to solve tomorrow’s challenges as well. This future-first methodology is what really differentiates this bootcamp from other more traditional educational bootcamps.”

To learn more, visit our website. You can apply online or by calling 212-361-9205.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
The NYU School of Professional Studies – Celebrating More Than 85 Years of Excellence in Applied Professional Education

For over 85 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 13 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of non-degree courses and credentials.

NYU SPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYU SPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 30,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world. sps.nyu.edu.

About HackerU
The accelerated programs powered by HackerU help reskill and upskill students in today’s fast-growing digital economy. With over a decade of experience as one of the world's premier digital skills and cybersecurity education providers, HackerU works with top-tier academic institutions, government organizations, and global enterprises to offer advanced workforce and professional development programs in digital technology.

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