Making the military transition isn’t always easy, but getting into growing fields, like cybersecurity, is a key strategy in a successful transition. One new partnership is working to offer transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses with annual scholarship opportunities to pursue careers in cybersecurity. Infosec Institute is partnering with VetJobs, a veteran charity organization providing ongoing career progression to veterans, transitioning military, and military spouses. The Infosec Gives Partner Program enables partners to award three annual Infosec Accelerate Scholarships — fully funded by Infosec — through their organization. Each Infosec Accelerate Scholarship provides qualified recipients lifetime access to Infosec Skills, a security and IT skill development platform with over 1,000 hours of hands-on cybersecurity training. Each lifetime Infosec Accelerate Scholarship is valued at $15,000.
As the second official Infosec Gives partner, VetJobs will award three scholarships to a transitioning service member, veteran, national guardsman, reservist, or military spouse, enabling them to build and enhance their cybersecurity skills. Beyond the annual scholarships, the Infosec and VetJobs partnership provides discounted online technical training opportunities to VetJobs technology program participants through the Infosec Skills platform.
Upskilling into Cybersecurity
“We’ve been committed to helping veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment for over 15 years,” says Stacy Bayton, VetJobs Sr. Executive Vice President. “Partnerships like this are critical to ensuring that our military, veterans, and military spouses have the skills they need for placement in high demand, high growth careers. We look forward to expanding our work with Infosec and increasing the placement of veterans and military spouses into key cyber roles around the world.”
Infosec’s technical skill development platform, Infosec Skills, includes over 1,200 learning resources to assess teams and close skills gaps with hands-on cyber ranges, labs, projects and courses mapped to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity and the MITRE ATT&CK® Matrix for Enterprise.
“We are honored to partner with VetJobs to provide these cybersecurity training and upskilling opportunities to the military community. This partnership will set up our veterans for a rewarding career in a booming industry and help fill the millions of open cyber roles worldwide with these talented individuals. We look forward to extending our Infosec Skills resources to help place veterans and their families in these critical cyber roles,” said Jack Koziol, Infosec SVP, GM and founder.
Apply to the Scholarship Program
To learn more about the scholarships and to apply via VetJobs, click to apply. Scholarship applications opened on April 18 and will close May, 13 2022.