Federal Cybersecurity Professional Program


The Federal Cybersecurity Professional program is an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service. SkillBridge connects Service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences.

For Service members enrolled in Veteran Cybersecurity’s Federal Cybersecurity Professional SkillBridge program we provide the invaluable opportunity to identify, train, and mentor US service members as they transition to civilian life. Veterans Cybersecurity Group is privileged to be involved in the stewardship of this transition from active-duty US Service Member to civilian US Military Veterans.

Cybersecurity Group represents the opportunity to recruit active duty US Service members, and future veteran employees, while they are still on active duty. VCSG’s program offers a crafted training and apprenticeship program designed for specific federal cybersecurity employment opportunities that VCSG is involved in.


Meeting DoD Training Mandates and Contractor Specifications

These veterans will be trained to fulfill the cybersecurity needs of the US Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, and many other US Federal Agencies and their contractors. Veterans Cybersecurity Group also benefits from the contracting, hiring, and/or placement of these new VCSG members.

The DoD SkillBridge program is for separating or transitioning service members during their time on active duty and for select groups of the National Guard and the Reserves. Through this program, the DoD will continue to provide these members their salary, allowances, and benefits while they are in training with DoD SkillBridge Industry Partners.

Below is a sample curriculum a participating Service Member seeking to qualify for a federal positions will face. We require, and teach the CISSP program, satisfying DoD IAT8570 Level 3 certification requirements and build out the professionals specialty requirements as defined by the future contractor and employer.

Week 1: Federal Cybersecurity Program Orientation

1. Students will be introduced to the Federal Information Cybersecurity Program and the elements of their specific training plan.
2. Students will be matched with a placement counselor to evaluate current military experience, training, and security clearance and match it to a crafted training program that meets the requirements of current federal cybersecurity positions.
3. Service member is introduced to the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge(CBK). The (ISC)² CBK is a collection of topics relevant to cybersecurity professionals around the world.
4. CISSP Module One: Introduction to Security and Risk Management
5. CISSP Domain Two: Asset Security

Week 2: CISSP Training

1. Security Architecture and Engineering
2. Communication and Network Security
3. Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Week 3: CISSP Training

1. Security Assessment and Testing
2. Security Operations
3. Software Development Security

Week 4: CISSP Domain Review and Exam Prep

Week 5: Federal Cybersecurity Law and Standards

1. Federal Information Security Management Act
2. National Institute of Standards (NIST)
3. Risk Management Framework for Information
Systems and Organizations
4. Managing Information Security Risk: Organization, Mission, and Information System View
5. Conducting Risk Assessments
6. Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations

Week 6: Cloud Security

1. Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
2. CCSP | Certified Cloud Security Professional