Protect and defend critical networks and systems at the NSLC on Cybersecurity.

Are you concerned about information security and cyberterrorism? Do you want to protect the nation from dangerous cyberattacks against our networks, data systems and critical infrastructure? At the NSLC on Cybersecurity learn how experts in the field monitor, mitigate, and prevent online threats. You will explore the world of cybersecurity from the perspectives of government, business, and individual consumers.

While at the NSLC you will participate in hands-on workshops and simulations designed to prepare you for a career in cybersecurity and learn to harness new technologies to confront tomorrow’s security challenges.

As part of a digital forensics team, you will face challenges in cyber defense as you protect your organization from attack and develop a comprehensive security plan.

Earn College Credit Hours

Program Highlights

Meet the Experts
Meet with and learn from security experts, government officials, and executives leading the way in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity Simulation
Tackle the challenges faced by organizations every day in this true-to-life security simulation, where you and your team will root out cyber threats and defend against a targeted attack.

Interactive Classes and Workshops
Learn the basics of cybersecurity during workshops on Information Systems, Cyber Defense, Data Communications & Networking, Cryptography, Digital Forensics, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Meet Cybersecurity Professionals

While at the NSLC’s high school summer cybersecurity program, you will meet with and learn from leaders in the fields of cybersecurity.

Examples of past guest speakers include:

Secretary Jeh Johnson
Security of Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Security

Secretary Robert Gates
Secretary, Department of Defense

Lt. General Vincent Stewart
Director, Defense Intelligence Agency

Lt. General Timothy Kadavy
Director, Army National Guard

Director Mike Pompeo
Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Mr. Dennis Bartko
Director Capabilities Development Group CIO, U.S. Cyber Command

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

An important part of the NSLC high school cybersecurity program is seeing the sites around some of our nation’s greatest cities. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and exclusive educational trips specifically tailored to the area of cybersecurity. These trips may include:

  • National Defense University, College of Information and Cyberspace, Fort McNair
  • Department of Homeland Security, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • NSA Cryptologic Museum
  • Capitol Hill & Smithsonian Museums
  • Historic D.C. Monuments at Night

Leadership Training

At the heart of each of our youth leadership programs is a curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. From the beginning of your program you will learn to work as a team during an exciting Ropes Challenge Course. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Leadership topics tailored to the Cybersecurity program include:

  • Personality Styles and Group Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Speaking
  • Stress and Time Management

Your NSLC tuition is all-inclusive. Your tuition covers course materials, housing, on-campus meals, social events and transportation throughout your program.

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We offer a comprehensive scholarship program to assist qualified students with the cost of NSLC tuition, based on financial need, academic merit and extracurriculars.

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Fundraising is a great way to raise funds to contribute toward your NSLC program tuition while also forging relationships with leaders in your community.

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