Imagine being fresh out of a training program and eager to apply all that you have learned but being left on your own to do so. You’d most likely be set up to fail. Yet many companies operate this way. And that is why the apprenticeships that are part of our program are so important. These give our students the opportunity to put their skills and knowledge to the test before “flying solo” in a new job. In this phase of the program, students gain the confidence and experience that make them able to be proficient on day one of a new job.
Hands On Client Experience
The Apprenticeship combined with the NextCISO Academy is a six month remote learning program that leverages a customized curriculum based on the technologies, cybersecurity frameworks and processes utilized by local organizations committed to hiring program graduates.
There are three tracks that our students can follow. The track they select will depend on their experience level coming into the program. Following 6 – 8 weeks of training, they are placed with clients in apprenticeship positions, giving them the opportunity to train for a particular role by building actual cybersecurity capabilities for those clients.
This program is for senior directors looking to move into executive leadership. The Virtual CISO gets the opportunity to leverage their executive training in the NextCISO school to manage a 21+ person organization – including the budget and program build-out for 4 clients during a 6-month apprenticeship.
This program is for middle managers looking to grow their careers into director and VP level roles. The Virtual BISOs will leverage their team management training to manage a team of approximately 5 junior security analysts for a program build-out for a single client over 6 months.
Junior GRC Analyst
This program is for career changers with little to no technical experience looking to enter the cybersecurity industry. The junior analysts apply their skills to perform risk assessments and audits, as well as build and implement security processes and documentation.
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Words from our alumni
Words cannot express my gratitude to you and NextCISO for the opportunity. Because of that experience, I was the project lead in my company’s ISO 27001 Surveillance Audit. My management was very impressed with the way I handled the audit. So grateful to you and Jenai! Thank you so very much!
Information Security Analyst
I am excited to inform you that I recently accepted a GRC Analyst Internship role with Salesforce starting this summer! So stoked for such an amazing opportunity! Thank you so much for helping this sister level up!
Going through this program helped me pivot into GRC. I was able to use the skills I’d gained in previous roles and build on them. I feel confident in my new role and am excited for the future.
Winner of the NextCISO Mission Impossible Award
I feel more confident in leadership and calling myself an expert and owning that. My leadership chops are something I need to lean into more, and the program showed me that I possess these qualities and am meant to use them.
Winner of the NextCISO Team Lead of the Year Award