The Fortinet FortiVet program is working to bridge the gap between the supply of veterans looking for post-service work and the need for qualified professionals across the cybersecurity industry.
The cybersecurity skills shortage is impacting businesses across the globe. As cyber threats continue to evolve, organizations are struggling to keep up. Automation can mitigate the skills shortage while effectively securing against cyberattack.
The cybersecurity skills shortage is an issue impacting all industries. As cyberattacks become more frequent and sophisticated, organizations all over the world are struggling to outfit their teams with personnel that are armed with essential cybersecurity backgrounds and technical security skills, in addition to broader IT know-how.
Over the last three years, it has been my privilege to be one of the first civilian interview experiences that candidates in our Veterans program go through. For those of you that do not know, Fortinet runs the top Veterans employment program by any pure play security vendor bar none.
We know from experience that former military personnel often develop into outstanding cybersecurity professionals. With this in mind, we initiated the FortiVets program in 2013 with a charter to recruit and assist veterans seeking to make the transition to a post-service career in cybersecurity.
In light of today’s huge skills gap, security professionals have an obligation to mentor the next generation. Employees of cybersecurity vendors can help shrink the gap by volunteering their time in the classrooms, from elementary school through college. The knowledge and experience of front-line professionals is invaluable, whether to explain to first-graders what malware is or to steer college students toward the right classes to give them a strong foundation for a cybersecurity career. The problem is bigger than any one vendor or educational