One of the toughest challenges facing military veterans is making the transition to civilian life. It’s difficult for many of them to see how their military training translates into a civilian career, and the process of job hunting can be daunting. There's hope though; and this program is one example of good things happening in the industry.
San Diego is a boomtown for transitioning service members and veterans entering cybersecurity. Ken Slaght shares opportunities and resources offered by the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence.
Veteran’s Day is a great opportunity to highlight the success of our veterans. In this spotlight, Chris Armstrong, a former Marine Officer who was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California, is recognized for being a “graduate” of Fortinet’s Fortinet Veterans Program.
In honor of Veterans Day, ITSPmagazine’s The Academy has put together a list of Twitter Profiles for 10 Groups Supporting Veterans in Education and Cybersecurity as a resource for the quarter-million members of the U.S. Armed Services who transition to civilian life every year.
Many veterans have the soft skills to become effective cybersecurity professionals, but navigating the educational requirements and hard skill development can be daunting. CISO and former naval officer Gary Hayslip offers advice and resources for vets looking to transition into infosec.
Work ethic and attention to detail are two traits that these three University of New Haven cybersecurity students developed while they were in the military.
How does defending America with the weapons of war relate to preventing cyberattacks? Security Strategist for Carbon Black and former Marine, Rick McElroy, explains why military veterans make formidable cybersecurity warriors.