TechVets

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TechVets is a UK not-for-profit company which supports military veterans and service leavers into careers in information security.[1]

Launched in early 2018[2], with General Sir Richard Barrons, KCB, CBE as the Ambassador[3][4]. The volunteer run organisation works in partnership with The Royal Foundation[5], The Ministry of Defence[6], and CREST[7].

The organisation launched The Veterans' Cyber Academy through partnership with Immersive Labs. The company quotes Robert Hannigan, former Director of GCHQ, as having called it "the most exciting thing I’ve seen in this space: scalable, agile and appropriate to the way a new generation learns."[8]. By February 2019 more than 2,000 veterans have received the free training[9]

In December 2018 TechVets was nominated for a Sun Military Award for Support for the Armed Forces[10].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TechVets". TechVets. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  2. ^ "TechVets launches to offer UK military veterans a route into cyber and startups". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  3. ^ Muncaster, Phil (2018-03-06). "Non-Profit Aims to Bring More Military Vets into Cyber Roles". Infosecurity Magazine. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  4. ^ "In Plain Sight: Why Military Veterans Are a Great Fit for Cybersecurity Careers". Security Intelligence. 2018-04-05. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  5. ^ "Royal Foundation". www.royalfoundation.com. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  6. ^ "Ministry of Defence teams up with innovative start-up to train next generation of cyber veterans". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  7. ^ "CRESTCon Congress Sponsors". Crest and IISP. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  8. ^ Milton, Mark. "Turning military experience into digital know-how" (PDF). New Statesman: 26.
  9. ^ "TechVets Third Cohort of 1,700 launches in January 2019". Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  10. ^ "Selfless and heroic Armed Forces nominated for The Sun's Military Awards". The Sun. 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2019-02-15.