Applications are now been accepted for SC Department of Employment and Manpower 2022-2023 Cyber Security Internship Program.
The 12-month paid program provides on-the-job training in cybersecurity while participants work part-time as security analysts at DEW. Interns can also earn CompTIA Security+ certifications while employed at DEW.
The program begins on July 5 and will offer continuous enrollment opportunities, allowing trainees to start at different times throughout the year. The nominations are available online.
“Our agency is at the forefront of developing cybersecurity talent in South Carolina because we understand the importance of strong, proactive defense against hackers and cyber threats,” DEW executive director Dan Ellzey said in a statement. A press release. “We are responsible for managing the private information of individuals and employers, and we take this privilege very seriously. This internship offers candidates the opportunity to not only learn about best practices while using the latest information technology products and programs, but also how to assess and monitor risks, learn management skills, respond appropriately to new threats and prevent attacks from happening in the first place.”
The course is divided into four phases. In the first phase, trainees will learn how to identify and resolve security incidents while working in a security operations center environment. In the second, they will learn basic security analysis skills while being exposed to security, information and event management technology, compliance log analysis, and best practice reviews.
The third phase includes training on vulnerability management, threat hunting, risk monitoring and compliance reporting, while the fourth allows participants to serve as team leaders to new candidates entering the program and establish processes, train staff and acquire management skills.
“I applaud the efforts of Director Ellzey and the SC Department of Employment and Workforce to address the skills gap for South Carolinas looking to take advantage of growing opportunities in IT. information and cybersecurity,” said Bill Kirkland, executive director of the University of South Carolina Office of Economic Engagement, mentioned. “By aligning resources and working across sectors, we can close the skills gap head-on, and as the state’s flagship institution, USC looks forward to working with DEW and playing a key role.” in educating and training the workforce of the future.”
More information is available on the DEW website or by emailing [email protected].
“This DEW-developed internship program is a great opportunity to develop and retain IT talent in South Carolina,” said Neil Adcox, director of work and employment solutions at Sagitec, which specializes in application development platforms for the private and public sector. “Adaptability is one of the biggest challenges anyone faces in the industry. Our company is committed to continuous improvement and cannot overemphasize the importance of security in the development of enterprise solutions and platform technology. Interns who participate in this program will receive exceptional training on various IT functions and applications with state-of-the-art tools, and they are the exact candidates that companies like ours need to adapt, create dynamic IT solutions and protect the consumers.
Contact Melinda Waldrop at 803-726-7542.