Press Release

BHCC Workforce and Economic Development Offers Cybersecurity Training

Friday, January 29, 2021

Workforce and Economic Development at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is pleased to collaborate with Socratic Arts, a leader in cybersecurity training and education, to offer a Cybersecurity Training Certificate program starting March 9, 2021. The Program is a progression of three courses designed to impart a strong foundation of defensive cybersecurity skills in 18 weeks of study at 25 hours per week. The program includes three courses, each lasting six weeks:

  • Cyber Attack and Defense: Learn to think like an attacker by exploiting a website. They investigate a defense contractor’s website surreptitiously, fix a vulnerability, and remove malware. Students analyze network traffic moving in and out of a military aide’s personal laptop.
  • Cyber Defender 1: Learn advanced network traffic analysis, log analysis, and triage of malicious activity.
  • Cyber Defender 2: Learn digital forensics and incident response.

Students work through 10 tasks (spending 1-2 weeks per task) online in a private cloud environment with help, advice, and feedback from a knowledgeable mentor and extensive online learning resources. The tasks are embedded in the realistic, but fictional, context of work as an entry-level employee of a government cyber operations agency.

“The program offers students a hands-on approach that allows them to develop the skills needed to be successful in the field of cybersecurity,” said Kristen McKenna, Dean, Workforce Development at BHCC.

Learn more about the Cybersecurity Training certificate programs at an upcoming info session where students will have the opportunity to meet the instructor, explore the curriculum, and understand career outlook. For more information and to register, visit Cybersecurity Training Certificate.

Info Sessions: Cybersecurity Training Certificate Program

February 2, 2021 7 - 8 p.m.
February 10, 2021 7 - 8 p.m.
February 18, 2021 7 - 8 p.m.
February 19, 2021 12 - 1 p.m.

About Socratic Arts

For nearly 20 years Socratic Arts has helped Fortune 100 firms, government and higher-education partners to upskill people through engaging, hands-on experiences which lead to improved performance and new opportunities.

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About Bunker Hill Community College
With more than 50 years of academic excellence, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is Massachusetts' largest community college, annually welcoming a diverse community of around 16,000 students. With campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, BHCC extends its reach across several locations in Greater Boston. The College offers associate degrees and certificates, early college and dual enrollment, community education, corporate training, and industry-specific training programs. BHCC is celebrated for its diversity, boasting a student body where 65% identify as people of color and more than half are women. The College also embraces a global perspective, with over 600 international students representing 90 countries and conversing in more than 65 languages. Our commitment to diversity is further reflected in BHCC's designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).