Start Your Career In Cybersecurity
Do you want to break into tech and begin a new career? Are you ready to protect and serve in an entirely new way?
No matter where you are in your career, this course will take you from foundational skills to practical, industry-ready knowledge in as little as 15 weeks.
This course will jumpstart your path into a new career.
What is Cybersecurity?
Average Salaries in 2022: $109,749 *
Cybersecurity Engineers, sometimes called Information Security Engineers, identify threats and vulnerabilities in systems and software, then apply their skills to developing and implementing high-tech solutions to defend against hacking, malware and ransomware, insider threats and all types of cybercrime.
Average Salaries in 2022: $83,549 *
Security Analysts are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the company’s digital assets are protected from unauthorized access. This includes securing both online and on-premise infrastructures, weeding through metrics and data to filter out suspicious activity, and finding and mitigating risks before breaches occur.
Average Salaries in 2022: $105,984 *
Penetration Testers help organizations identify and resolve security vulnerabilities affecting their digital assets and computer networks.
Average Salaries in 2022: $87,922 *
A Security Consultant works as an advisor and supervisor for all security measures necessary to effectively protect a company or client’s assets. Security Consultants use their knowledge and expertise to assess possible security threats and breaches in order to prevent them and create contingency protocols and plans for when violations occur.
Upcoming Course Start Dates
|April 3, 2023||Full-Time||Online||Open|
|April 3, 2023||Part-Time||Online||Open|
|May 15, 2023||Full-Time||Online||Open|
|May 15, 2023||Part-Time||Online||Open|
|June 26, 2023||Full-Time||Online||Open|
|June 26, 2023||Part-Time||Online||Open|
You’re ready to commit to a full-time course load. You’ll graduate in 15 weeks thanks to a rigorous schedule: 8 hours a day, Monday to Friday.
- 15 weeks long
- In-person or online
- Synchronous learning with your cohort
- Course highlights:
- Group work with instructor help
- Paired with design sessions
- Lab time with instructional staff
Our part-time course is designed for busy people. If you don’t have 8 free hours to dedicate a day (same), then our part-time course is for you.
- Paced to complete at 40 weeks
- Online only
- Asynchronous learning at your own pace
- Course highlights:
- Pre-recorded lessons
- Optional live lectures and office hours
- Chat with classmates and instructors via Slack
Whether you are full-time or part-time, all of our programs are the same price.
- $99 deposit
We have 3 easy ways to pay:
- Pay upfront
- Pay with a loan
- Pay in 12 installments of just $1,400
Our Cybersecurity curriculum is tailored to the skills employers look for
No matter what level you’re currently at, Flatiron School’s Cybersecurity course will turn you into an industry-ready Cybersecurity Engineer.
Meet our Experienced Cybersecurity Instructors
Our curriculum is created and taught by Cybersecurity Professionals with years of real-world industry experience. When you join Flatiron’s Cybersecurity course, you’ll be trained by experienced professionals.
Daniel is a graduate of Flatiron School’s sister cybersecurity school, SecureSet Academy. He discovered a massive COVID-19 misinformation campaign while threat hunting for the Cyber Resilience Institute, resulting in a threat advisory to the FBI.
Alsayyed specializes in cyber threat intelligence and, in addition to his role at Flatiron School, serves as a Malware Research Engineer at Amazon. Something cool he’s done? He contributed to a Trace Labs Search Party to help find missing persons.
Aastha has a master’s degree in information security management. She is the founder of CyberPreserve, a company that provides mentorship to those looking to launch cybersecurity careers.
Not sure if our course is right for you? Hear from students who’ve been where you are. These students took charge of their futures, enrolled in our Cybersecurity course, and jumped head-first into an exciting career.
From Pianist to Cybersecurity Engineer: Felipe’s Story
For Felipe Giraldo Marin, like many Flatiron School students, the switch to tech came after extensive education and experience in a field far from tech.
How to Get into Cybersecurity: 6 Questions from Beginners
Cyber attacks are all too common. If you’re curious about a career in cybersecurity, here are 5 things you should know.
When you join Flatiron School, you join a community of like-minded students and industry professionals invested in your education. Attend an event to discuss the course, the school, and the industry as a whole.
On-campus programs are held full-time and you are expected to be on campus for each day of class. The Flex and Live program uses the same curriculum, but gives you the added flexibility of studying from home.
Cybersecurity engineering — sometimes called information security engineering or data security engineering, among other things — is the discipline of protecting devices, services, and networks from malicious digital attacks.
A cybersecurity engineer also designs and implements secure networks and ensures that the network and its attendant resources are protected from cyber-attacks.
Security engineers also regularly test and monitor security systems to ensure they are up to date and functioning properly. Organizations and/or individuals hire these engineers to help protect organizational data, sensitive and confidential information, financial/transactional information, and the reputation of the organization as a whole.
The responsibilities of a cybersecurity engineer have a lot of overlap with cybersecurity analysts, who are also tasked with protecting sensitive information.
Their main responsibilities vary, but often fall along these lines:
- Implementing security measures and infrastructure to protect organizational data and resources
- Ensuring adequate security measures and protocols are in place
- Troubleshooting network and security issues
- Testing and identifying network vulnerabilities
- Responding to security breaches with their SOC team comprised of cybersecurity analysts, pen testers, security consultants, cyber threat analysts, and sometimes compliance analysts.
Learn more about becoming a cybersecurity engineer.
This all depends on your career ambitions. At Flatiron School, we recommend all graduates start with the CompTIA Sec+ certification and then pursuing others based on their desired career path.
Learn more about specific cybersecurity certifications and who should get them.
We get asked this a lot — and it’s a great question — and encourage you to think about what you mean by “worth it.” If “worth it,” to you, means attending a cybersecurity engineering bootcamp, learning the skills you need to become a cybersecurity engineer, and landing a job as one, then yes, good cyber engineering bootcamps are certainly worth it.
In fact, that’s what most bootcamps set out to help you do — and the best ones will indeed help you get there.
But if you’re simply looking to brush up on your cybersecurity knowledge without a goal to work in cyber, then a full-time or part-time bootcamp would not end up being worth it for you.
If you’re looking to join the cybersecurity field professionally, though, it’s a growing and lucrative field — and the best bootcamps can help you break into it.
Read more about whether or not cybersecurity bootcamps are worth it for you and your goals.
Our Cybersecurity Engineering program teaches people with some technical experience the skills they need to succeed in entry-level cybersecurity roles like security engineer, security analyst, and security consultant.
Strong candidates for our Cybersecurity Engineering program are detail-oriented with creative problem-solving skills. Candidates should have some working knowledge of programming languages and familiarity with Windows, Linux, and Unix operating systems. Technical ability is valued over formal education, though network engineering certifications or degrees in technology, math, or science are helpful. Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
The first step is to fill out a written application. Once submitted, you should hear back from our Admissions team within 2 business days regarding the next step. If your application is chosen to move forward, you will be invited to schedule a video call with a member of the admissions team to better understand your learning needs, career goals, and whether the program is the right fit for you. After this point, students receive an admissions decision within a few business days. For some programs, students must complete a technical interview when applying.
The Flatiron School Career Services team exists to help get you hired. We do this in two ways:
- Empowering stand-out job-seekers to learn to be no-brainer hires → this is what your Career Coach does!
- Building a nationwide network of hiring partners → this is what the Employer Partnerships team does!
If you would like to connect with a member of our team, please simply schedule a chat with one of our admissions representatives.
You can view our latest job placement rates in our Jobs Report.
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