When the team and I first launched Immersive Labs, our driving idea was that people – regardless of academic pedigree or experience – could become proficient in cyber skills if given the opportunity. With that guiding principle, we built – and continue to expand on – a platform that provides teams and individuals with real-life simulations and labs to strengthen and prove capabilities.
While our core business helps the world’s largest enterprises and government organisations prepare for and respond to cyber threats, we felt it was important to make a portion of our platform content available to underserved communities.
For the past six years, we have offered Digital Cyber Academies (DCAs), programs that supply students, veterans, and the neurodivergent community with access to a global online cyber skills platform equipped with on-demand, real-world exercises.
That initial program saw countless success stories, including a janitor who transitioned to a junior SOC analyst after acquiring and demonstrating cyber skills. Stories like these prove that a skills-first program can change lives, which is why we are more committed than ever to offering these opportunities to a broader audience.