Fight cyber crime

Get the skills you need to land a job and build a career in the lucrative cyber security industry...and do it all in just 13 weeks

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It's pretty bad out there

You read it in the news every day. Another huge hack or data breach. The fact is, there’s a war being waged in cyber space, right now, and the "white hats" are losing to the "black hats". And this is happening on a massive scale, as cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021.

We need more white hats

Companies and governments are struggling to keep pace with the dramatic rise in cybercrime. They’re trying to hire people with cyber skills, but there’s a critical shortage of them in the U.S., and around the world. There will be 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by 2021.

Help make a difference

What does this mean to you? That there’s an opportunity to get onto the "cyber battlefield", as a white hat hacker, and really make a difference.

This is about more than money. in cybersecurity can be pretty lucrative.

Every journey is different, but here’s an example career path and related salary estimates:

Average Annual Salary *

* SOURCE: Cyberseek

Your journey into cybersecurity

This bootcamp will be one of the hardest things you ever do. But it will change your life. You’ll start your journey by taking a free introductory course called Hacking 101.

Learn what it’s really like to work in cybersecurity, and if this is a good path for you.
This is a free online course taught by Fullstack founder David Yang.

Spend 2 weeks studying in New York City’s Global Cyber Center, alongside a group of like-
minded students. Bootcamp Prep is 12 hours per week for two weeks (in the evenings). At the
end of the course, you’ll apply to get into the bootcamp, and take an admissions exam.

You'll prepare for the bootcamp by taking a part-time course called Foundations (25 hours per week for 4 weeks) in our online campus. You'll then spend the next 13 weeks working through the full-time bootcamp program. When you graduate, you’ll be an elite-level "penetration tester" with a respected (and in-demand) industry certification.

You’ll then work closely with your dedicated Career Coach
to land your first job in cybersecurity.

Our state-of-the-art curriculum is jointly developed with our academic partners:

…and hiring partners in New York City like:

You’ll study in a state-of-the-art classroom inside New York City’s Global Cyber Center in Chelsea.

Throughout the program, you’ll participate in exciting “capture the flag” battles, where you’ll use your newly-acquired skills to complete some kind of hacking challenge.


You’ll work on a tabletop simulation and try to “turn off the lights” in New York City…while other teams try to keep them on.

Hacking Villages

You’ll learn the most recent hacks on a variety of platforms, like websites and wireless devices. This is the best way to learn how to defend against these kinds of attacks.

Tuition & Dates

Full Tuition


Paid on the first day of the bootcamp.

Monthly payments


Financing provided by Skills Fund. Based on loan of $17,610 over a 5-year term.

Current scholarships available


We’re a little bit crazy about making this program accessible to any New Yorker who works hard enough to get in. This is made possible by scholarships that are offered by our amazing partners. Check them out below.

Campus Apply By Foundations Start On-Campus Date Status
Global Cyber Center (Chelsea, NYC) Mar 3 Mar 18 Apr 15 - Jul 15 This cohort is reserved for students in the Cyber NYC Bridge Program
Global Cyber Center (Chelsea, NYC) Aug 1 Aug 15 Sep 3 - Dec 6 This cohort is reserved for students in the Cyber NYC Bridge Program
Global Cyber Center (Chelsea, NYC) Sep 1 Sep 16 Oct 14 - Feb 10, 2020 Limited spots available

"New York City needs to be ambitious about cybersecurity because our future depends on it. Cyber NYC will fuel the next generation of cybersecurity innovation and talent, leveraging one of the world’s greatest threats to create a major economic anchor and up to 10,000 quality middle-class jobs. We’ve convened a world-class roster of partners to help us execute on this essential plan, which will help protect the industries and people that make this city the economic powerhouse that it is today.”

James Patchett
NYCEDC President and CEO
James Patchett
NYCEDC President and CEO