These Are the Heroes with the Passion to Transform Their Communities


— TechVets

TechVets provides a bridge for veterans, Service leavers, reservists, and their families into information technology careers. Located in the United Kingdom, TechVets has been a close community partner of VetSec due to the similar mission and community-minded approach both organizations take to serving their members. TechVets is a founding member of the Veterans Global Tech Network, along with VetSec.

— Amazon Web Services

A huge thank you to the team at AWS for their significant financial contribution to our mission at VetSecCon ’24 this year. Their top sponsorship makes a huge portion of our mission possible.

— The SANS Institute

Launched in 1989 as a cooperative for information security thought leadership, SANS Institute helps organizations mitigate cyber risk by empowering cyber security practitioners and teams with training, certifications, and degrees needed to safeguard organizations and advance careers.

Thanks to the SANS Institute for their donation through the Work-Study program, allowing one member of VetSec to attend a SANS Course every month, free of charge.

— Fortinet Training Institute

The Fortinet Veterans Program provides cybersecurity training and certification to veterans and military spouses to help transition individuals from their military careers. The program includes a progressive pathway to Fortinet Certified Professional certifications, providing access to Fortinet’s new Networking Fundamentals course, and working more closely with partners who offer career development services for veterans.

Benefits include:
– Free self-paced cybersecurity training.
– Free hands-on, online labs and exam vouchers to apply learning and gain knowledge for those transitioning into cybersecurity.
– Free exam vouchers to gain industry-recognized Fortinet Certified Professional certifications, as proof of cybersecurity knowledge and skills.

— RSA Conference 2024

VetSec Members: Register for RSAC 2024!
Join us May 6 – 9 at RSAC 2024, the ultimate cybersecurity destination. Immerse yourself in expert-led sessions, connect with industry leaders, and discover the latest trends and best practices. Elevate your cybersecurity game and be a part of shaping the industry’s future. Don’t miss this opportunity to advance your skills and network with the best in the field. Learn more and register!

— Slack

A special thanks to the team at Slack for providing VetSec a place to call home. Our community platform is hosted on Slack under a complimentary nonprofit professional license, valued at $8.75/month for each member. Without this generous donation, communication with our members would look much different today.

— Ruddershift

Ruddershift is a servicemember-first, 3rd party SkillBridge provider that provides advisory services to deliver customized solutions that support small business SkillBridge participation. The team at Ruddershift is instrumental in helping military servicemembers transition to employment in small businesses thanks to their hands-on approach with the Department of Defense’s SkillBridge program. Ruddershift is one of VetSec’s community partners.

— Level Effect

The only cybersecurity bootcamp endorsed by VetSec, and for good reason. The Level Effect Cyber Defense Analyst Program gets results. This 14-week curriculum include 3 foundational courses that are free before you start, 8 weeks focusing on SOC Tier 1 & 2 competencies, and 5 weeks in a virtual Security Operations Center. This includes reporting live to a SOC Manager one per week for ticket reviews, and culminates in the Cyber Defense Certified Professional examination. Normally offered at a $5,000 cost, Level Effect offers two seats each cohort free of charge to VetSec members, and offers all VetSec members a $500 discount.

— Immersive Labs

Immersive Labs is partnered with Accenture to fill one million entry-level jobs in the next decade by providing a free, robust cybersecurity platform that not only trains participants but also engages them in reality-based exercises to prove their skills, which unlocks jobs with hiring organizations within the platform. Through the Cyber Million program’s collaboration with VetSec, VetSec has formed a Cyber Million team to help servicemembers complete the program and unlock hiring opportunities.

— Splunk

As part of the $100 million Splunk Pledge, Splunk donates free courses to individuals from underserved communities and groups underrepresented in tech. They help train the workforce of tomorrow by equipping veterans and former service members in the United States with the Splunk skills they need to land well-paying jobs in the industry.

— 13Cubed

The 13Cubed YouTube channel was founded in 2017 by Richard Davis, with the goal of creating high quality and high production value digital forensics and information security training videos. In 2023, 13Cubed Studios LLC was formed to continue development of the channel and to provide the community with affordable online and on-demand information security training courses and associated certification.

Through a generous donation, 13Cubed is providing a single free course seat quarterly as well as a discount to any other member wishing to purchase their courses.

— Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy offers certification-aligned courses in topics like cybersecurity, networking, and Python. Thanks to the Open University and their Cisco Academy Support Centre, VetSec is able to offer the courses from the Cisco Networking Academy to all VetSec members.

— CloudBreach

CloudBreach’s courses empower you to defend against cloud breaches by teaching you how they happen. Their Cloud Security Training Grounds are based on real-life attack scenarios, on a low-cost training platform that simulates the infrastructure of a corporation running on cloud services, providing a ground for the users to test and grow their knowledge in the area of cloud security. CloudBreach offers a discount off both their Breaching Azure and Breaching AWS courses to all VetSec members.

— CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology ecosystem. Through education, training, certifications, philanthropy and market research, CompTIA promotes industry growth as a vendor-neutral, independent source of information on a wide range of technology topics.

As a CompTIA Academic Partner, VetSec can offer CompTIA training products, to include certifications, at a discounted cost to VetSec members.

— Cybrary

Cybrary is a growing community where people, companies and training come together to give everyone the ability to collaborate in an open source way that is revolutionizing the cyber security educational experience. VetSec is a member of the Cybrary Impact Hub, where Cybrary partners with organizations that are spearheading change in the industry. Through the Impact Hub partnership, Cybrary is offering a limited period of access to their platform for all VetSec members.

— Coursera

Coursera envisions a world where anyone, anywhere has the power to transform their lives through learning. Coursera partners with more than 275 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. They offer a range of learning opportunities – from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs.

Through Coursera’s partnership with VetSec, VetSec can provide Coursera platform access at no charge to its members.

— Google

Through the Grow with Google program, Google provides career certificate programs designed to help people find roles in the industry. These include certificates in cybersecurity, data analytics, project management, and IT support, among others.industry specializationss a Grow with Google partner, oursera envisions a world where anyone, anywhere has the power to transform their lives through learning. Coursera partners with more than 275 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. They offer a range of learning opportunities – from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs.

Through Coursera’s partnership with VetSec, VetSec can provide Coursera platform access at no charge to its members.

— SafeStack

SafeStack provides an all-in-one learning platform for Secure Development training. Their goal is to create education that grows curiosity, excitement, and changes behavior. Through their initiative, they work to provide all organizations with the secure development training and resources they need to achieve this in a way that works for their environment. Through their partnership, SafeStack provides secure development training to VetSec members at no cost.

— TCM Security

Heath Adams, the CEO of TCM Security, was one of the original founding members of VetSec. As such, he and TCM Security have always directly supported VetSec – be it sponsoring our participation in CTF events, sponsoring members through TCM Security certifications, or the blanket discount they provide to first responders, military servicemembers, and veterans.

— CyberKnights

CyberKnights is a talent assessment, development, and retention portal providing goal-oriented tools and resources for cybersecurity workforce development. Their portal is aligned to the NICE Framework Tasks, Knowledge, and Skills, with a wide range of features that individuals, educators, and employers can leverage for upskilling and reskilling cyber talent. As a partner, we forge industry bonds to help develop the cybersecurity workforce and provide every VetSec member with a CyberKnights membership.

— Security Onion

Security Onion Solutions, LLC is the creator and maintainer of Security Onion, a free and open platform for threat hunting, network security monitoring, and log management. Security Onion includes best-of-breed free and open tools including Suricata, Zeek, the Elastic Stack and many others.

Security Onion sponsored VetSecCon ’23 and we are extremely grateful of their support to our members!

— Cybercrime Support Network

The Cybercrime Support Network is a community partner of VetSec. They understand that each phase of the military career and transition back to civilian life provides cybercriminals with the perfect conditions to attack. Their goal is to provide military and veteran members and their families with the education and resources they need to protect themselves from fraud and scams throughout each phase of military life and beyond. They provide support through in-person workshops, speaking engagements and outreach, and educational materials you can share with your community.

— Vets in Cyber

Similar to TechVets in the UK and VetSec here in the United States, Vets in Cyber is an Australian-based organization that has the mission to “help strengthen, enrich and build out a positive, non-commercial community dedicated to helping the Australian Veteran community within cybersecurity by providing free mentoring and events to help veterans connect with in-industry experts, network with fellow veterans in their area and learn from best-in-breed tools and techniques.”

Vets in Cyber is a community partner of VetSec, and a member of the Veterans Global Tech Network.

— Haiku

At Haiku, they harness the power of game-based training to facilitate your team’s skill acquisition. A decade-long McKinsey study established that individuals in a state of flow learn up to 500% more effectively than those who aren’t. A well-designed video game takes only 15 minutes to immerse a user in this state. Haiku offers a discount on both World of Haiku and Haiku Pro to VetSec members.

— Coding for Veterans

Coding for Veterans’ main mission is to provide the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, their families, Reservists, and Regular Force members with an opportunity to retrain and learn the essential skills to establish a long-lasting career in Canada’s thriving tech industry. Coding for Veterans is a member of the Veteran Global Tech Network and a community partner with VetSec.

— Hostineer

Hostineer is a web-hosting company that began in 2002 as Apis Networks. Their high quality led to their use by some of our members, and after discussions, Hostineer agreed to provide free hosting for this website. A huge thanks to the Hostineer team for their ongoing support.

— Mossé Cyber Security Institute

The mission of MCSI is to impart and sustain an unparalleled cutting-edge depth of enterprise security education that addresses the detrimental realities of how cyber adversaries compromise organizations in ways that affect people from all walks of life across all industries.

As a partner of VetSec, MCSI provides access to both their Introduction to Cyber Security course and their MCSI Remote Cybersecurity Internship course to all VetSec members.

— Alteryx

SparkED for the Military focuses on changes military and military spouse unemployment statistics and increasing the development of data warriors. The program helps military service members (past and transitioning) and military spouses with free access to Alteryx, a powerful analytics automation platform that is widely used in the business world. Through SparkED for the Military, you will learn how to use Alteryx to solve real-world business problems and gain valuable skills that are highly sought after by employers. You’ll also have access to our Maveryx Community, home to thousands of data analytics experts, user groups, a job board, and other helpful resources. When you complete the program, you’ll be able to show visible proof of your skills mastery through credentials that can range from Micro to Advanced.

As a partner of VetSec, Alteryx provides access to an Alteryx Designer License for 90-days, training to learn basic and advanced techniques for working with data, and the opportunity to earn Alteryx certifications that will make your resume stand out.


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