Through the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative participants will be invited to apply for jobs at some of the most innovative private sector companies worldwide. If hired by a corporate partner, participants will also receive up to $75,000 in student loan assistance. The program’s corporate partners each play a critical role in tackling global cybersecurity threats. With a wide-range of cyber positions available at these companies, participants will gain unparalleled private sector experience.
Want to become a corporate sponsor of the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative? Contact Christine Carroll at [email protected] to learn more.
Mastercard is the global technology company that designed the world’s fastest payments processing network to better facilitate worldwide commerce and connect more people to financial systems. As an employer, Mastercard works to ensure every employee has the opportunity to grow professionally and contribute to the company’s mission in a meaningful way.
- Corporate Security, Monitoring and Response
Develops, maintains or monitors security policies, standards and best practices, while implementing security monitoring procedures, responses and investigations.
- Corporate Security, Risk Management
Monitors system security and compliance and develops, delivers, maintains and monitors IT security policies, standards and best practices, while overseeing compliance and the implementation of disaster recovery procedures.
- Corporate Security, Vulnerability Management
Identify, test and report security weaknesses in systems and applications, while overseeing efforts throughout the enterprise to secure vulnerabilities.
- Corporate Security, Information Security Operations
Implements risk management procedures, performs security threat assessments, manages user identities and access, and oversees compliance of IT security policies, standards and best practices.
Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
- Security Threat Analyst
Engages with partners across Microsoft to innovate new approaches for detecting and tracking threats, attacker techniques, and their tools and infrastructure while using threat research and data science to hunt for real cyber threats and produce intelligence reports and analysis.
- Security Service Engineer
Detects and responds to threats across Microsoft’s internal- and external-facing products to protect customers from attacks while using design, coding and debugging skills to develop and implement security systems that monitor and protect products, solutions and/or cloud services around the globe.
- Security Product Marketing
Works with engineering leadership on investment priorities to design and develop guidance on products and services including positioning, messaging, branding, and naming of Microsoft security services, solutions and products.
- Cybersecurity Consultant (Services)
Develops and provides technical leadership directly to customers who are deploying, maintaining or innovating solutions using the latest technology.
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, planning, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Since day one, the company’s leaders have focused on fostering an employee-first culture where people are valued, heard, inspired, and encouraged to bring their best selves to work. As a result, Workday has been recognized globally for its workplace culture, including its ranking as a top employer for several consecutive years on Fortune’s List of 100 Best Companies to Work For.
- Security Risk Analyst
Supports security risk management throughout the organization by working with various departments and stakeholders to assess security risk, align response strategy and communicate the risk assessment to business management.
- Security Training and Awareness Analyst
Supports the Workday Information Security Training & Awareness program by working cohesively with all organizations, at all levels, within Workday.
CyberVista is a cybersecurity workforce development company. The company mission is to build and strengthen organizations by providing cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to drive defense. Founded in 2016, CyberVista benefits from the rich 84 year history of Kaplan – one of the world’s premier training providers – as its sister company and ally. In 2018, CyberVista welcomed Transcender into the brand. Transcender brings over 25 years of helping organizations and practitioners build technical job skills across all areas of IT and cybersecurity.
To ensure a successful program, participating corporate partners will:
- Hire a select number of program participants for full-time employment, inclusive of salary and benefits, at the end of their two-year term in government
- Provide up to $75,000 in loan assistance to any participants hired by the corporate partner
- Work with the Partnership to identify the competencies and qualifications needed for private sector positions
- Work with Partnership on targeted recruitment
- Assign mentors to program participants to guide their professional development
- Participate as keynote speakers, guest facilitators and experts for panel discussions for program events
- Host and attend networking events with program participants