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The Gordon Institute, in partnership with 10 National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) institutions, was awarded a two-year, $6 million grant from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, which is part of the National Security Agency to establish a nationally scalable and sustainable cybersecurity workforce program. 

This program will work to recruit, prepare, and place transitioning military personnel, veterans, and first responders into cybersecurity work roles protecting our nation’s Critical Infrastructure Sectors.


We offer three unique pathways to build a foundational knowledge of cybersecurity intelligence and forensics: bootcamps, self-paced online course, and a year-long fellowship.

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Upcoming Programs

Foundations of Cybersecurity

June 20 - August 15, 2022 | The surge of cybersecurity risks and threats has exponentially increased the demand for cybersecurity professionals. This eight-week, self-paced online course provides the foundational knowledge to enter the cybersecurity workforce or advance in your respective career.

Networking Forensics and Incident Response Program

June 13 - August 8, 2022 | This eight-week self-paced course will introduce participants to the field of Network Forensics. It is designed to give participants practical, hands-on, and in-depth introduction to the tools, methodologies, and common challenges faced when conduct a network forensics investigation. The course aims at exposing participants to various log file sources and packet captures to determine the presence of network related incidents. It covers the tools and techniques needed to begin to comprehend the objectives of network forensics.

Cyber Threat Intelligence Fellowship Program

This one-year fellowship program for undergraduate students provides the foundational knowledge to join the cybersecurity field as a Threat/Warning Analyst. The fellowship includes 18 credits of coursework including Cyber Operations, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Writing for Intelligence and National Security. Students will receive an accredited certificate in Cybersecurity Intelligence and Information Policy, mentorship, professional development workshops, CompTIA certification training, and hands-on research experience in cyber threat intelligence functions

Past Programs


Cyber Threat Intelligence and Analysis Bootcamp

This one-week professional program covers the basics of Dark Web investigations, Dark Market, Cryptocurrency, tools for Tor and 12P, and other technical competencies. This program provides professionals hands-on research experience and foundational knowledge to begin transitioning towards a career as a Cyber Threat/Warning Analyst.


Forensics Intelligence and Governance Bootcamp

This self-paced, hybrid program explores the foundations of biometric and forensics intelligence as well as policies, legality, and ethics. You will receive live instruction and guidance from your instructor as well as complete modules at your own pace. The program’s goal is to prepare a learner for a work role as a Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst.


Fundamentals of Digital Forensics

This 2 month-long, self-paced online program will provide working professionals with a comprehensive overview of digital investigations, how digital evidence can be found and how it is useful in the investigation of a crime. The program introduces forensics analysis policy, tools, data recovery, cybersecurity, law and ethics, and more. It aligns with the NICE Framework work role of “Cyber Defense Forensic Analyst” and “Law Enforcement/Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst”.
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