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Veterans Program

Transitioning our military community to careers in cybersecurity

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Creating a Diverse, Highly-Skilled Cybersecurity Workforce

Military veterans are by nature problem-solvers who understand the importance of maintaining a strong defense posture and following the chain of command when dealing with an active threat. The Fortinet Veterans Program works to fill the cybersecurity skills gap by helping facilitate the transition of military service members, veterans, and military spouses into the cybersecurity industry.

2000

Veterans and military spouses have benefitted from the program

*Since the beginning of 2013

50%

of veterans enrolled in the program started a career with Fortinet or a Fortinet Employer Partner

*Last updated 2021

390+

Fortinet Employer Partners have actively recruited Fortinet Veterans

*Last updated 2021

13%

of Fortinet employees in the USA are Veterans

*Last updated 2020

Hired FortiVets Discuss the Veterans Program Experience

The Fortinet Veterans program focuses on helping veterans transition into the cyber-security industry. The program seeks to capitalize on the natural synergy between national defense in the Armed Services and defending critical information for businesses and government agencies.

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Fortinet Supports Military Communities

With over 2000 veterans and spouses receiving benefits to date, the Fortinet Veterans Program is a free program for military service members, veterans, and military spouses that helps them transition into a career in cybersecurity.

The benefits of the program include:

  • Career transition mentorship and coaching opportunities from Fortinet employees, thought leaders, and industry influencers.
  • Development of a visual resume, “battle card,” that gives employers a clear understanding of a member’s experience, skills, and abilities.
  • Introductions to employer partners, including Fortinet and its partners, distributors, and customers.
  • Access to the NSE Training Institute’s self-paced curriculum of cybersecurity training courses.
  • A program certificate of completion and recommendation letter to accompany the members resume and battle card.
  • Additional resources and opportunities from veteran and military spouse-focused non-profit organizations.

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

Careers in Cybersecurity

When individuals exit the military, they often don’t have the social network necessary to find employment in the private sector. The Fortinet Veterans Program helps prepare members for a role in cybersecurity, develop the necessary skills, expand their networks, and connect with employer partners who are actively looking for cybersecurity professionals.

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Explore Life at Fortinet

Working at Fortinet is not just another job. It’s about making a difference, helping our customers secure their operations and enabling them to support their customers in a trusted and capable way. The Fortinet Veterans Program helps veterans find employment at Fortinet.

Explore Careers at Fortinet

Earn Continuing Education Credits

Veterans training at level NSE 4 or higher earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for CISSP and other (ISC)2 designations. Learners earn one credit for every hour of NSE Training Institute training.

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Education Pathways

Align NSE training to NICE framework job roles and find out how certification can increase experience and seniority, advance careers, or foster a move to cybersecurity.

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The Fortinet Veterans Program is Free for Employer Partners

More than 300 hiring partners have actively recruited our FortiVets. Organizations that have hired military service members, veterans and military spouses know that these are hardworking individuals who apply themselves in order to complete any task or mission presented to them. Many of the traits needed in the military, such as discipline, confidence, courage, and adaptability are also traits that are crucial to success in the cybersecurity sector.

 

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Awards & Recognitions

Vet Indexes 3 Star Employer 2021

Best for Vets 2020

Best for Vets 2019

FortiVet Success Stories

 

Fortinet Connects Military Spouses with Meaningful Careers in Tech
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A Q&A with FortiVet Emerald Trejo

 

Fortinet Veterans Program Connects Participants to Employers
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A Q&A with FortiVet Anthony Hunter

 

Filling the Cybersecurity Skills Gap With FortiVets
A Q&A with FortiVet Michael Beckham

 

 

Contact the Veterans Program Team at veterans@fortinet.com