Go Virginia cybersecurity bootcamp participants and instructors

Go Virginia cybersecurity bootcamp participants and instructors.  

BRCC Forms Partnerships to Offer Cybersecurity Jobs to Graduates

Mon Aug 19, 2019 at 11:40 AM

Go Virginia cybersecurity bootcamp participants and instructors

Go Virginia cybersecurity bootcamp participants and instructors.

Six graduates of Blue Ridge Community College’s Go Virginia cybersecurity training program have obtained positions with Tiber Creek Consulting, which is opening a new office in Waynesboro, VA, in the same building as BRCC’s Online Outpost. In addition, more students will participate in paid internships with Tiber Creek this fall.

BRCC students will be performing cybersecurity assessments for federal contractors in Virginia as part of a $1.4 million Department of Defense grant awarded to GENEDGE Alliance. The funding covers a variety of services to assist Defense Department suppliers in putting cybersecurity risk management systems in place, to comply with the National Institute of Standards and Technology for cybersecurity.

According to a release from Governor Ralph Northam’s office, “Cyber threats are real and growing,” said Dr. Wayne Stilwell, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of GENEDGE. “This grant will allow us to increase the cyber security capabilities for many small defense companies that are essential national security assets in critical supply chains.”

The BRCC students received reduced-cost training from a separate GO Virginia Cyber Security grant awarded to BRCC in 2018. The goal of the grant is to train and employ 50 Tier I Cyber Security Analysts by July 2020, and to partner with a local company to offer in-demand, excellent-paying employment opportunities.

The Go Virginia training program includes a security review course, CompTIA Security+ Exam, Cybrary online training, and on-the-job training, and takes approximately three months to complete. Prospective students may contact Dan OBrien, GO Virginia cyber security program manager and instructor, at (540) 453-2254 or obriend@brcc.edu, or visit Go Virginia Grant for more information