CISOSHARE and UpSkill OC Cyber Security Training

Solving the Resource Shortage and Bridging the Skills Gap

Organizations are struggling to find qualified cyber security resources. Our cyber security training program is designed to tackle both of these issues, acting as a vehicle to remove common roadblocks to employment while connecting businesses to this large pool of untapped talent.

of polled organizations are suffering through a shortage of cyber security staff.

of companies have what they consider the right amount of cyber security staff.

of experts state lack of skilled cyber security personnel as a top concern.

I'm a Student

We look for candidates with specific aptitudes rather than specific experience or backgrounds. You don’t need technical skills to start your career in cyber security. If you’re a quick learner, work well in teams, and think logically, you have what it takes.

I'm Looking to Hire

As companies are facing a cyber security resource shortage, experienced and qualified talent is harder to come by. Take the burden of finding the right resources off your team — we find the right resources based on your organization's goals and needs.

How Does Our Program Work?

We source candidates through our partners at United Way, Women Helping Women, and other groups. We focus on finding individuals with aptitudes for success in cyber security. 

Participants take part in a four-week foundational training at United Way Orange County’s facilities to help candidates start to navigate the cyber security industry.

Selected participants complete an internship with CISOSHARE’s security team and receive hands-on training in three much-needed roles in the industry: third party, policy, and vulnerability analysts. 

Employers can engage resources for a 3-month project with guidance from CISOSHARE at a heavily discounted rate. 

Employers can hire resources for a small commission, all of which goes back into funding the program and future participants. 

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2,930,000+

open and unfilled cyber security positions around the world according to (ISC)².

Bringing Knowledge and Experience to Capable People

Cyber security is one of the fastest-growing career fields today. Companies are spending more time focusing on security and need more qualified individuals to work in specialized roles. The problem is that existing certification programs don’t emphasize the right skills.

Benefits

Experienced Security Resources

Resources are available for third-party risk management, vulnerability management, and policy management.

Help Close the Cyber Skills Gap

Support CISOSHARE’s cyber security training program and help us address the growing cyber security skills gap.

Support the OC Community

Give a member of the Orange County community an opportunity to make a livable wage and start their cyber security career.