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Austin Cybersecurity

  • 5 Days
  • 8 meals
  • STEAM
  • Industry
  • UNITED STATES
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Program Overview

Find the keys to educational and career success with a future in cybersecurity. In the Austin Cybersecurity program, students are fully immersed in the college experience at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and engage in daily classes, challenging them to think at the higher education level. Integrating tradition and innovation, UT Austin creates a strong community to boost academic success as students pursue cutting-edge careers. While here, students learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity, starting with career paths and culminating in a cyber threat scenario simulation on the final day of classes.

The world of technology is constantly expanding, driving an even greater need for cybersecurity professionals every day. Advancement in this career can start as simply as a technician role and advance to management, engineering or becoming a cybersecurity architect. Since so much private information is stored digitally now, data protection experts are an essential resource. Throughout this program, students learn the basics of international and domestic threats, “internet of things,” artificial intelligence (AI), automation, ethical hacking, encryption and policy in cybersecurity. Discuss cybersecurity techniques and best practices for using social media to keep personal information from getting out to the world.

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Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Austin

Cybersecurity Pathways

Travel from home to the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). Beginning with a walking orientation, learn more about one of the top cybersecurity schools in the nation. After lunch, choose seats in a classroom for the first cybersecurity lesson of the trip, covering career paths and threats to international and domestic security. Check in to local accommodations and have dinner.

Activities
  • Arrive at UT Austin for a walking orientation
  • Afternoon class: Career Paths, International and Domestic Threats
  • Dinner

Day 2

Austin

Data Protection

Start the first cybersecurity lesson of the day on the “internet of things,” artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. The afternoon lesson introduces students to ethical hacking and encryption. After dinner, go across the river to Zilker Park for team games. On the way back to the hotel, watch the world’s largest urban bat colony fly out for the night from their roost. Under the Congress Avenue Bridge.

Activities
  • Morning class: Internet of Things, AI and Automation
  • Afternoon class: Ethical Hacking and Encryption
  • Team games at Zilker Park
  • Watch bats emerge from under Congress Avenue Bridge
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 3

Austin

Texas Cybersecurity Growth

Get a firsthand look into the growth potential of cybersecurity careers in Texas on a visit to an Austin cybersecurity company. This afternoon, a guest speaker who works in cybersecurity explains how much this career field is expanding in Texas and answers students’ questions. Gather for dinner and a movie this evening.

Activities
  • Visit an Austin cybersecurity company
  • Guest speaker with a Texas cybersecurity background
  • Dinner and movie night
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 4

Austin

White Hat Lessons

Learn about the careful balance of ethical standards and policies in cybersecurity in the morning. For the afternoon lesson, address social media cybersecurity risks and techniques to protect information on these platforms. Go bowling after dinner tonight.

Activities
  • Morning class: Ethics and Policy
  • Afternoon class: Social Media
  • Dinner and bowling
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 5

Austin to Home

Future of Cybersecurity

Spend the morning in a lesson on the future of cybersecurity and how Texas is leading the charge in this amazing industry. During the afternoon cybersecurity class, experience a cyber threat scenario and work in groups to find solutions. Once the simulation completes, review the course and go over any last questions. Depart from Austin to arrive home later this evening.

Activities
  • Morning class: Future of Cybersecurity
  • Afternoon class: Cyber Threat Simulation
  • Cybersecurity course review
  • Depart Austin for home
  • Breakfast

Note: This program is also available in Seattle, Washington, where students stay in twin occupancy residence halls on the University of Washington (UW) campus.

Learning Outcomes

Now is the time to get ahead in the industry of cybersecurity, a field that is growing quickly in Texas. Experience the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), which is known as a top school for cybersecurity in the nation. Gain a comprehensive understanding of this cutting-edge industry in daily lessons that cover the “internet of things,” artificial intelligence, automation, ethical hacking and encryption. Discover the expanding potential of this career field on a visit to a local cybersecurity company and with a guest lecture from a local expert in the industry. Take on a cyber threat simulation to resolve a real-life scenario. Use this program to find future success in this advantageous career. With a career curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.

Services Included

Accommodations

Quality, safe hotels with quad occupancy corresponding to the destination.

Overnight Security

A night chaperon is on site to ensure security.

Transportation

All transportation is provided throughout the program.

Round-Trip Flights

Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.

Meals

Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.

Education

Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.

Curated Experiences

Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.

Tours and Activities

Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.

Full-Time Tour Directors

Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.

Gratuities

Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.

Interactive Technology

Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.

24/7 Support

Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.

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