A talent community providing cybersecurity training and job placement, attracting the brightest technical talent in the country. HackEd provides top companies with a new source of job-ready cybersecurity talent. There are no fees to recruit from our 6 week intensive program.
Situated in our nation’s capital, HackEd is a 6 week, intensive hands-on-keyboard cybersecurity training, certification and job placement program. HackEd has become very competitive, with 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 help our participants earn industry-recognized certifications and 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 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, training, and certifications, 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.
Learn from industry professionals and develop a comprehensive view of the cybersecurity field.
Showcase your skills to hiring managers and grow your professional network.
Enhance your technical skills and reach professional development milestones.
Collaborate with other professionals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.
Our curriculum is developed by Tyrone Wilson, Bud Roth, Daniel Ross, Rachel Winchester, and Peter Kim, author of “The Hacker Playbook” series. Peter and Tyrone are talented penetration testers with a passion for teaching, Rachel is a creative game designer with an Intelligence background, and Dan and Bud are experts in cryptography and reverse engineering.
Our curriculum is gamified and you will train as an ‘operative’ on one of our training operations. These operations are modeled after recent hacks in the news, and you will work on teams to find solutions. Our games are designed to introduce real-world scenarios, promote team building, develop hands-on-keyboard experience, and keep you on your toes and thinking outside of the box. Each operation is different and may incorporate elements of corporate espionage, cyber war, national security, political intrigue, and more. One operation, ‘Comrade Enigma,’ is based on the Sony Pictures hack of 2014.
-Experience in Information Technology
-Experience with network traffic analysis
-Knowledge of the Linux operating system
-Understanding of TCP/IP protocol
-Experience scripting and software automation (Python, Perl, Ruby)
-Experience with configuring firewalls
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Prior work experience
-Active Security clearance
-Women, minority or veteran status
Are you interested in hacking, reversing malware, forensics, or incident response, but don't know how to turn this passion into a career? Security professionals come from all walks of life. Some have college degrees, and many are self-taught. Regardless of your education and background, there is a place for you here. We are looking for candidates with most of the following attributes:
You may apply to our upcoming 6 week immersive and get more info on additional courses by clicking 'APPLY NOW'. The deadline to apply to our Summer Session (June 5th - July 14th) is May 12th, and decisions will be issued shortly thereafter. The deadline to apply to our Fall session (September 5th - October 13th) is August 1st, and decisions will be issued on August 5th. Apply today. And if you don’t get in this time, we’ll keep your info stored so that it’s easy to apply next time. Good luck!
Note: YOur employer partners actively recruit from our quarterly 6 week programs, so you will be asked to indicate your job and geographic preferences on your application. If you are not interested in finding a new job, you are not eligible for the 6 week program. If you cannot commit to a full-time 6 week program, be sure to take advantage of our additional course offerings, meetups and webinars. Email us at email@example.com for details.
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.
The 6, 3 and 1 week in-person, hands-on-keyboard programs are taught from 9:00am-12:00pm and then work in our lab environments begins in the afternoon. 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.
We run 6, 3 and 1 week full-time and evening programs every quarter. Our upcoming Summer and Fall courses begin on June 5th and September 5th. Follow us on Twitter (@hackeducate) for updates on dates, deadlines and new course offering and locations, etc.
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 the 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. If you cannot commit to a full-time 6 week program, are gainfully employed already, or just want to take your tinkering a step further, be sure to take advantage of our additional course offerings. Click 'APPLY NOW' to request more information.
While you’re with us, you’ll gain exposure to a variety of companies that are interested in hiring you. 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.
Julie is focused on establishing and supporting our partnerships with employers and with our community. She has a background in IT analysis and recruiting, and she possesses a passion for learning new technologies and tools. Julie is excited to be blazing the trail for aspiring cybersecurity talent.
Rachel and her team are focused on placing participants into great jobs and helping companies identify top talent. A veteran HR professional with 15 years experience, she has worked in staffing, recruiting, internal HR, and consulting. When she isn’t at the office, she’s probably watching a yankees game.
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.
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.
Dan is a PhD mathematician with engineering experience at Google. He has experience with machine learning and cryptography, and is most passionate about exploit development.
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.
Nicole Shadowen is a technical solutions architect by training, and has worked with startups in San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and New York City. Nicole is pursuing her M.S. in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity at John Jay College, earned her B.S. in psychology from the University of Virginia. She is passionate about bringing new people into the industry, especially women and minorities.
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.
As HackEd’s Community Manager, Jonathan is focused on ensuring everything runs smoothly. Jonathan developed a passion for cybersecurity while pursuing his degrees in psychology and criminology, and he has furthered this interest with certificates in terrorism and cybersecurity. He has worked as a cybersecurity analyst for Deloitte.
Rachel Winchester has worked for and with the US Intelligence Community for 18 years, where she is an innovation expert and a futurist. She has served in multiple overseas posts in positions ranging from support to counter-terrorism. Rachel’s current work applies training, facilitation, narrative, and game design to intelligence. She writes for the Center for the Study of Intelligence and her blog on hacking is the second most popular blog on the IC's secure network. Rachel is behind the gamification of HackEd’s curriculum.
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