CyLon Go aims to increase the number of people from underrepresented backgrounds entering the cyber workforce
We support individuals from diverse communities who want to pursue a career within cyber security by offering grants towards the costs of training and a range of other support.
While we are proud of CyLon’s portfolio in many ways, we have always been conscious of the lack of diversity across our Founder community and our teams, which sadly is reflective of the industry overall.
There is not only a moral case to address this – we believe that widening the range of perspectives and backgrounds within the industry will play an important role in tackling the ever-changing threat landscape.
Cyber attacks do not come from homogenous groups, and neither can the solutions.
We open pathways into cyber security careers
Grants for funding
CyLon Go participants get financial support towards a relevant cyber security training course, ranging from introductory courses to leadership programmes.
We support participants to explore career options, ranging from making introductions to ensuring CVs & cover letters highlight what a hiring manager wants to see.
Who is it for?
CyLon Go is open to any individuals from underrepresented backgrounds who would benefit from the financial support offered by the programme. We welcome applications from all over the world, and particularly from women and people from a BAME background.
— HOW DO I APPLY?
1 – Select a training course
We aim to support a range of individuals, whether you are just entering the workforce with no technical background, or you are a professional looking to transition into cyber security. Please view the full list of courses we support and recommend below.
Want to do a course that’s not on our list? We would still love to hear from you, but please be prepared to give us some details on the course and why you have chosen it.
2 – Fill out our application form
We will get back to you as soon as we can.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via [email protected]
Introductory course for someone non-technical
Introduction to Cyber Security
New York University, via Coursera
Cost: c.GBP 150 | Potential contribution from CyLon: 100%
Introductory course for someone technical
Cost: USD 7,000 | Potential contribution from CyLon: up to 25%
Recommended course for an analyst / graduate
IBM Cybersecurity Analyst Professional Certificate
IBM, via Coursera
Cost: c. GBP 300 | Potential contribution from CyLon: 100%
Recommended course for non-technical senior managers
Cybersecurity for Managers: A Playbook
Cost: USD 2800 | Potential contribution from CyLon: up to 25%
Best in-depth course
Offensive Security Certified Professional (OCSP)
Cost: USD 1,199 | Potential contribution from CyLon: up to 50%
Best self-paced learning platform
Cybersecurity & IT Career Development Platform
Cost: USD 240 (six month subscription) | Potential contribution from CyLon: 100%
Other Approved Courses
Want to do a course that's not on our lists?
We would still love to hear from you, but please be prepared to give us some details on the course and why you have chosen it.