Our Story

VetSec started in 2018 as a Slack community to support veterans in cybersecurity. Our founders saw the value in a veteran-oriented community within the cybersecurity industry. They saw the problems our servicemembers separating from the military were facing with unemployment, and the growing skills demand within the cybersecurity industry; in short, a fast-growing skill gap that could be solved by better employing our veterans. Our founders saw the importance of a community-based approach first and foremost. They also committed to providing our services at no cost to our service members, and thanks to the hard work of our board and the generosity of our members, we still remain free to join, and all of our resources remain free to our members.

VetSec was incorporated as a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit on May 10th, 2019, and we remain committed to the mission of creating a world where no veteran goes unemployed to this day. Our first strategic partnership launched in March of 2020 with eLearnSecurity. In October of 2020, we launched VetSecCon, an all-virtual conference open to everyone to learn more about our mission and hear from expert speakers throughout the industry. Since then, we have continued to work to provide better resources to our members and grow our community into a space every separating military member would want to join.


Simply put, our mission is to create a world where no veteran pursuing a career in cybersecurity goes unemployed. VetSec is a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization accepting active-duty, reservists, and veterans from the United States and friendly nations into our community. We want to provide the nearly 200,000 people who transition out of the military in the United States every year with a path to employment in cybersecurity, if they desire.

By doing so, we help our military veterans who have made the sacrifice for us and we help alleviate the employment gap in the cybersecurity industry. We believe that you shouldn’t have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to get into the cybersecurity industry. By leveraging resources that veterans already have, along with the free and low-cost resources provided by our strategic partners, VetSec provides mentorship to help you learn the domains of cyber and the path you want to take, and then sets in front of you a learning path that will get you into the field.


Support Us and Change the Course of a Servicemembers’s Life Today!

Our resources are provided free to our members. We rely on strategic partners, sponsors, and donations from the general community, which are all tax-deductible. Please consider supporting via a donation, volunteering your time, or sharing information about VetSec with your employer. For more information about how you may be able to help, please contact us at info@veteransec.org.

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