ITSP Magazine: How Military Veterans Transition To Civilian Cybersecurity

Given the number of ex-military folks we know who now work to defend networks, we understand that military veterans possess natural synergies that can allow them to develop into outstanding cybersecurity professionals. With this in mind, Fortinet launched the FortiVets program in 2013 in an effort to recruit and assist veterans seeking to make the transition to a civilian career in cybersecurity.

Since then, 56 veterans who have gone through the program have found jobs in the cybersecurity industry, and dozens of others are either completing the program or interviewing for jobs.

The program receives high marks from veterans. FortiVets “was instrumental in helping me smoothly transition into the civilian workforce,” said Joel Chapman, a CISSP and former Marine Corps captain.


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