2021 Cyber Toaster
2021-06-01T00:00:00+00:00 - 2021-08-06 : Online

2021 Cyber Toaster Dates

June 1, 2021 - August 6, 2021

Application Deadline

  • January 18, 2020 for the Incident Response Track
  • January 18, 2021 for the Research Track

Both tracks will review applications as they are received. To apply to both tracks you will need to fill out an application for each individual track.

Application Material

Attach the following to your application form:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts

Investigation Track

Learn concepts and skills to investigate cyber security incidents.

Research Track

Develop innovative solutions to help address national cyber threats.


  • Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in a Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, or Mathematics degree
  • Eligible for a DOE Q clearance (Investigation track only)
  • Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA, on a 4-point scale:
    • 3.0 (undergrad)
    • 3.2 (graduate)
  • Moderate experience with a compiled scientific computing language or Python
  • Ability to use the Linux operating system



Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.



The Cyber Toaster is part of the LANL Information Science Technology Institute (ISTI) summer schools.