Wounded Warrior to Cyber Warrior
VetLink Foundation recognizes an opportunity for veterans in cyber security. Cyber Security Training is essential to preparing veterans for the cybersecurity workforce of tomorrow, and for keeping current cybersecurity workers up-to-date on skills and evolving threats. VetLink Foundation in conjunction with the Arizona Cyber Security Warfare Range and the City of Surprise will provide cutting-edge training and certification paths for veterans. Once a specialty only associated with government agencies and defense contractors, cyber security has now entered the mainstream. Industries such as health care, finance, manufacturing and retail all hire cyber security professionals to protect valuable information from cyber breaches. The demand for specialists in the field is high.
Indeed, it is undeniable that there is a greater emphasis on cybersecurity and the intricacies of cloud computing in the 21st century. These are two of the most important aspects of today’s IT fields, as more and more businesses are relying on cloud computing and remote workers to be competitive – and our personal data is more at risk than ever from hackers and other criminals. Working with industry partners we will focus on skillsets that will lead to meaningful employment for the veteran.