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International Career Awareness Resources

General Resources | Australia | Canada | Singapore | United States

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General Resources

Please visit the Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week Toolkit for general resources, including a list of events and activities happening around the globe in support of the week. 

Webinar: Breaking Into Cybersecurity – Stories from the Cybersecurity Community
In support of Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, this webinar showcased stories from members of the cybersecurity community in Australia and Singapore.

Global Professional Associations and Online Communities

  • (ISC)2
  • ISACA
  • Discord Servers (Division Zero (Div0), Cyber Youth Collective, Infosec & Coding)

Online Learning

Australia

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  • Career Pathfinder Tool (beta) - explore potential roles in the Australian Public Service based on your skills
  • CyberSeek Australia -  a career heat map and pathway tool.
  • Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program - the ADF Cyber Gap Program is a 12-month online program that is undertaken in conjunction with tertiary study and is designed to enhance your skills and employability in the cyber security field. If you are already studying or looking to enrol in a cyber-related qualification, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) can offer you generous financial support, along with two cyber exposure experiences to give valuable insight into how you can help protect Australia’s online systems and information with a career in cyber security.
  • AWSN Cadets – an outreach program run by the Australian Women in Security Network that connects, supports and inspires female-identifying tertiary students and early career professionals.
  • Australian Information Security Association (AISA) - a non-profit that champions the development of a robust information security sector by building the capacity of professionals in Australia and advancing the cyber security and safety of the Australian public as well as businesses and governments in Australia. 
  • AustCyber - the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network.

Experience

  • AWSN Security Pathways Program – helping women break into cybersecurity with hand-on experience, support and an opportunity to meet with mentors and industry leaders. No pre-requisite knowledge required.
  • AWSN Women in Leadership Program – aimed at building your leadership capabilities in the security industry in a safe, secure and supportive environment.

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  • Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund Program - that will support organisations partnering together to find innovative solutions to improve the quality and availability of cyber security professionals in Australia.

    • Round Two of the Program will be launching in late 2021 with up to $60.1 million available. International organisations can participate as a joint applicant with an Australian partner. More information on the Program can be found on Business.gov.au.

Canada

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  • Career Finder - see the demand and skills required for tech jobs in Canada

Singapore

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  • SG Cyber Talent - an initiative led by the Cybersecurity Agency of Singapore to nurture talented cybersecurity enthusiasts from a young age and help cybersecurity professionals deepen their skills.
  • Challenge the Stereotypes: Woman in Cyber - a short video documenting the story of a Cyber Security Associates and Technologists Programme participant. 
  • Empowering youth in Cybersecurity - a short video that shares the pathway a student took in secondary school to become the CEO of Cyber Youth Singpore. 

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United States

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Experience

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Do you have an international cybersecurity career resource to share?

Please email us at ccaw [at] nist.gov.


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Created August 24, 2021, Updated November 18, 2021