Cybersecurity Talent Initiative

A public-private coalition connecting the best and brightest new technologists with high impact opportunities to protect the nation

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The awards program, hosted by actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani, honored our nation’s career civil servants, as well as Dr. Anthony Fauci and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. See the special appearances from Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Katie Couric, Bono, Sloane Stephens, Bryan Cranston, Kristen Bell, Matthew McConaughey, Stephen Colbert and more.


Today’s cybersecurity students are tomorrow’s digital leaders.

Join the exclusive ranks of cyber defenders who safeguard our nation’s digital infrastructure from global threats. A selective cross-sector opportunity for students in cybersecurity-related fields, the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative jumpstarts careers by providing both public and private sector work experience and offers opportunities for student loan assistance.

About the Initiative

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Why Apply

Launch a career in cybersecurity and qualify to receive student loan assistance.

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