About Us

What We Offer

We are committed to providing thoroughly researched, cited, and expert-approved information relevant to those learning more about cyber security, getting started down a career path in cyber security, or progressing in a career that’s already underway. This means publishing:

  • Useful, digestible background articles about important aspects of cyber security for those at all stages of their careers.

  • Vetted program recommendations for bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD programs, as well as bootcamps.

  • Proven tips for making degree applications and resumes stand out from the crowd.

Our Values

With everything we publish, we are guided by the following values:


Cyber security should be a big — if demanding — tent. While we can’t make some of the concepts central to cyber security any less complex, we strive to express them more simply. Jargon is intrinsic to such a technical field, but when we use potentially unfamiliar terms, we gloss them in the hopes of removing barriers to entry.


To continue providing helpful and relevant content, we partner with sponsors, some of whom pay us a small fee when our readers engage with an educational opportunity they are offering. When we recommend a sponsor’s program, we will always clearly disclose this relationship. You can read more about our partnering policies below.


Our success is measured by the success of our readers. With that in mind, all the information we provide is painstakingly researched and, where necessary, vetted by cyber security experts. While we might receive financial incentives for pairing interested users with quality programs, we don’t enter partnerships with these programs unless we feel confident the programs will help students succeed in the field of cyber security.

Our Policies

How do we make money?

We partner with educational providers and may receive compensation when you request information from them or engage with their website (such as attending an admissions appointment or starting an application). In this, we strive to be discerning and transparent. We will only partner with schools and educational providers we would go to ourselves, and we’ll tell you when we are suggesting a partner-institution. 

Privacy, Terms of Use, and Do Not Sell Information

Click here to access our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Do Not Sell Information policies.

About Protostar Studio, Inc.

Protostar Studio is creating the next generation of education media properties by partnering with creators, corporations, and investors to build high-impact, consumer-first digital media properties in the education sector.