A 6 week hands-on-keyboard cybersecurity training program, designed to provide the technical skills employers are looking for. At the conclusion of the course, HackEd provides participants with introductions to some of the country’s leading companies. There is no fee to attend or recruit from HackEd.
Situated in our nation’s capital, HackEd is a 6 week, intensive hands-on-keyboard cybersecurity training program. HackEd has become very competitive, with applicants vying for just 10-15 spots in each cohort. We identify technical professionals with 90% of the necessary technical and soft skills and provide them with the final 10% required for successful careers in cybersecurity. We then introduce them to employers that are hiring cybersecurity talent.
Our goal is to graduate professionals who are trained and ready to make an immediate impact in SOC/NOC Administration, Vulnerability Assessment, Forensics, Incident Response and junior Penetration Testing roles. Many of our candidates are suited for client-facing consultant or program manager roles.
We invite our employer partners to recruit from our program and support them with the sourcing, vetting, and training, allowing them to focus on the interviewing and hiring. Our aim is to provide our hiring partners with job ready candidates who are trained to secure a company network from day one. See the ‘Our Services’ section for our additional sourcing and training solutions.
Register your interest for the next 6 week immersive by clicking ‘APPLY NOW’ and you will be notified when the next application opens up. If you don’t get in the first time, we’ll keep your info stored so that it’s easy to apply next time. Good luck! Note - the program is not currently available in Virginia or to Virginia residents.
Note: Our employer partners engage with HackEd in order to recruit from the program. If you are not interested in being considered for a new job, you are not eligible for the program.
The program is taught in a modern space overlooking the Potomac at 1776, in Arlington, Virginia, minutes from Washington, DC. Lunch is provided twice weekly on premises, which is right near the Crystal City metro station (served by the Blue and Yellow lines). Parking is available in the building. Check out 1776 at www.1776.vc
You are welcome to find your own accommodation with friends, family, AirBnb, Homeaway, or in another short-term rental. We have negotiated a nightly rate with a nearby modern hotel in the range of $79/night single or $150/night shared. Upon acceptance, let us know if you would like to consider this option. We can also facilitate a roommate match with other students if desired.
With instruction in the morning and lab work in the afternoon, class runs from 9AM to 5PM. You will have 24/7 access to our space. You will not be able to hold a job while attending our 6 week immersive.
DC has more cybersecurity talent and resources than any other city in the world.
Decisions are issued one month before the start of the training operation.
Certainly. You may apply as many times as you like.
If you are able to get into the program, and you’re willing to spend 6 weeks with us, you’ll leave here able and ready to enter an organization and secure a network from Day One. You’ll grow your professional network and make new friends. You’ll learn how to break things. You’ll capture a bunch of flags. You’ll leave here ready for a career in cybersecurity.
While you’re with us, you’ll gain exposure to a variety of interesting companies that are in need of talent. You’ll hear from industry professionals and SMEs who will tell you what to expect in your first security job. You’ll also be part of a growing community of talented alumni and advisors with diverse IT and business backgrounds.
We don’t care if you’re 18 or 65, whether you went to college or not, and most employers in this field don’t either. They want to see that you have the skills for the job. Apply now by clicking on the link below. See you in DC.
HackEd is committed to providing the best possible learning experience to our students and a new and creative recruiting approach to our hiring partners.
Jon is focused on providing the best possible experience to both program participants and hiring partners alike. Prior to this, Jon co-founded The Data Incubator, a successful data science training program. He managed the company’s expansion and built a talented partnerships team that attracted over 250 hiring partners. Program alumni now work for top companies around the world.
Author of “The Hacker Playbook” series. Peter has worked as a penetration tester and incident responder for the utility, entertainment, financial, and government sectors.” He is passionate about teaching and runs LETHAL, one of the country's largest ethical hacker meetup groups.
Tyrone E. Wilson is an Information Security professional with over 20 years of experience in Information Technology. As an information systems analyst for the Army, Wilson developed security structures to ensure American intelligence systems were protected from foreign threats. Wilson is also the organizer of the world’s largest cybersecurity meetup group, “D.C. Cyber Security Professionals,” with over 3500 professionals. Tyrone is passionate about teaching and helping people transition into the Industry.
Jason is a business strategy consultant, investor, and serial entrepreneur with a passion for companies with a social mission. He is also a Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Techstars and Director for their Startup Next DC program that is supporting early-stage cyber security companies.
Bud is a senior leader with security clearance and 25 years' experience with the SEC, DOD, and Deloitte. He is also fluent in Japanese and holds a black belt in Judo.
Sara has a background in corporate training projects and operations for global organizations, and is charged with supporting our candidates and participants. Sara is also an avid tech nerd and agile project management supporter. She grew up in Switzerland, is fluent in French and speaks some German.
Tobias Mccurry is a top penetration tester, with over over 15 years’ experience in different areas of IT. Tobias specializes in identifying vulnerabilities that have been previously unidentified. He works to lower client risk by evaluating and mitigating critical vulnerabilities. Tobias has published in the SANS Reading Room, Hacker Academy, and the Infosec Institute. He holds a B.S in Computer Science and is pursuing Master of Science in Information Security Engineering with SANS. He maintains multiple industry certifications.
Jhanina has a background in CS, HR, and cybersecurity, and is charged with supporting our clients and our participants. Jhanina is also a talented Hacker, and went through our program in April. She is originally from Bolivia, and is fluent in Spanish.
Marcelle is a highly respected forensics expert. Marcelle loves to teach and holds most of the major certifications and several degrees. She is involved with several organizations, including the Womens Society of Cyberjutsu and the ISSA group on Women in Security. She enjoys biking, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Katie is passionate about stopping evolving cyber threats from thwarting innovation. She has experience in conducting cybersecurity maturity assessments and authoring enterprise-wide incident management strategies. Katie also has extensive experience with startups through Startup Weekend, Techstars, and Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation Group.
Nick is a digital markets analyst, social media strategist, and visual design consultant. He has a background in politics, economics, and journalism, but decided to apply his creative passions and marketing skills to building up the tech industry.
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