CyberWarrior Academy

A new way of creating and upskilling cybersecurity talent

Summer Bootcamp at UMass Boston

Launch your Cybersecurity career while you experience everything Boston has to offer.

Work Hard, Play Hard!

Our 10-week engineering program will prepare you for success in Cybersecurity, a field where salaries are growing fast and career opportunities are unlimited. This unique learning experience combines extensive hands-on labs with weekly visits to global technology leaders such as Google, Facebook, Akamai, Rapid7, Microsoft, Dell, and others – come learn the cool innovations they are working on and what it takes to work at these companies. On nights and weekends, enjoy all the word-class attractions that New England has to offer via coordinated activities and events, from Maine to Cape Cod.

By end of the summer, students will be prepared to test for industry leading certifications such as Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Certified Network Defender (CND). Completing the 10-week program will also earn you top bragging rights as a Certified CyberWarrior! 

Cybersecurity is one of the top business issues today and companies are challenged with finding qualified talent to keep up with demand and their organizations safe.

$6 trillion

damage related to cybercrimes annually by 2021

Cybersecurity Ventures

2.9 million

is the cybersecurity workforce gap today



or less of applicants are qualified
for available cybersecurity roles


The world is facing a chronic shortage of Cybersecurity talent as new technologies and evolving threats increase the level of cyber risk at a faster pace than existing IT teams can handle.

Business, government, and academia are all taking steps to close the cyber talent gap; however, their existing efforts and traditional approaches may not be sufficient to solve the problem.

Our Programs

Training - In Class

Our in-class training delivers hands-on, intensive and lab driven technical training in cybersecurity methods and procedures as well as professional and career navigation training, where industry-recognized certifications are acquired.

Hands-on modules are designed by leveraging a case method that utilizes a scenario covering the topics learned in each module, enabling students to immediately apply and reinforce the learning.

Experts in IT and Security fields engage with students presenting real world views and also serving as coaches and panel judges in various presentations and exercises.

Students will receive virtual machines, courseware slides, lab manuals, and lab access in the best Cybersecurity certification programs, delivered by security practitioners. Programs are delivered full and part-time.

Apprenticeships - On The Job

CyberWarrior Academy’s Apprenticeship program is a certified Cybersecurity apprenticeship program serving the Commonwealth of MA and recognized nationally.

Apprentices begin with an “in class” training experience including fundamentals, hands-on modules and professional development. Students graduate with two industry-recognized certifications from EC-Council and a CyberWarrior Academy Certification of completion. Upon graduation, apprentices move to a 12-month, full time, on the job apprenticeship supported by a competency-based framework guided by the NICE framework (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education).

CyberWarrior Academy is a unique hands-on, lab driven technical and professional development program designed to arm and train Cyber “Warriors” to fill the urgent needs of security teams.

Learning needs to look different at tomorrow’s talent… Get started today!




A new way of thinking about creating and upskilling cybersecurity talent

A relevant and comprehensive design and experience – A framework that combines relevant and highly experiential learning “in the class” and “on the job”, producing talent that is knowledgeable, agile, curious and highly skilled to meet today’s rapid change of pace.


CWA course gave us the knowledge and information, and taught us strategies that will be carried into future jobs using tools we will use in the real world. Also, it helped us see and think the same as a hacker and execute similar strategies in order to prevent network attacks.

– Esmeralda, Currently employed at Steward Healthcare.

Our CWA Instructor had the ability to simplify complex ideas. He knows how to engage the classroom. He can answer any question with examples from his experience for us to apply what’s learned in class.

– Alfredo, currently employed at MIT Federal Credit Union.

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