Cyber program offered to college students

Elizabeth F. Abu | Mar 27, 2019

North Central Texas College students can now apply for the Cyber FastTrack Program, part of an innovative cybersecurity training partnership with the SANS Institute and the state of Texas, according to a press release from Governor Greg Abbott. 

Cyber FastTrack, will allow both male and female college level students to participate. Students who excel in both the CyberStart Game and CyberStart Essentials (an online course that extends the learning of CyberStart Game) will be eligible to win $2.5 million in scholarships for advanced cybersecurity training as well as receive introductions to employers for internships and jobs in the field.

No previous cybersecurity experience is required to sign up for the all-inclusive program, which starts April 2019.

To participate in Cyber FastTrack you must:

  • Have access to a computer and the Internet.
  • Be 18 or older on April 5, 2019.
  • Be a permanent resident of the United States
  • Have been registered as a student at a regionally accredited community college, 4-year college, or graduate school in the past 24 months in one of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming.

Students can learn more about the program at