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GCC is dedicated to the concept that diverse viewpoints are crucial to addressing complexity and innovation in cyber security.​

Circadence focuses on cyber training and education by helping new and seasoned cyber security professionals embrace a new way to train and develop cyber security skills and competencies.​

A partnership​ addressing the global cyber security talent gap ​impacting workforce development diversity best practices​

Together, GCC and Circadence improve equity in cyber education and meet today’s learner where they are​ growing up in a world where young professionals know and understand the power of games is a simple yet effective model to addresses the cyber security skills gap and engage learners in skill-building.​

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Project Ares delivers a real world, hands-on learning approach ​through training activities that are integrated into a virtual cyber range. ​

Cyber Security Fundamentals

Beginner to Intermediate level
Practice makes perfect. The exercises in this package teach fundamental cyber skills through hands-on exercises in the virtualized cyber range. Skills include: PowerShell, scripting, and Linux fundamentals plus network and traffic analysis. The exercises are designed for individual users and can be repeated to improve and solidify learning. The Network Packet Trace Analysis capstone activity is a ‘capture the flag’ exercise that integrates many of the previously learned skills.

System Security Fundamentals

Intermediate level
Protecting Infrastructure. This package focuses on skill building to implement the controls that safeguard networks and system infrastructure. Skills include: Scripting and Linux fundamentals, system integration, systems security analysis, and forensics. The majority of the exercises are designed for individual users and can be repeated to improve and solidify learning. The final Power Grid Incident Response exercise is a capstone that can be an individual or a team challenge to integrate many of the previously learned skills.

Cyber Defense Fundamentals

Intermediate level
Mitigate Threats. This package helps to build the skills needed to analyze data collected from cyber defense tools in order to mitigate threats. Skills include: Linux and Splunk fundamentals, traffic analysis, forensics, and intel analyst oriented tasks. The majority of the exercises are designed for individual users and can be repeated to improve and solidify learning. The final Defend Against Web Attack exercise is a capstone that can be an individual or a team challenge to integrate many of the previously learned skills.