Our Mission


SecureSet is a cybersecurity academy with the mission of transforming and securing the world by educating a new generation of cybersecurity professionals.

With campuses in Denver, CO, Colorado Springs, CO and Tampa, FL, SecureSet aims to provide the most complete, immersive and compressed cybersecurity education out there, in order to help career seekers secure their future and the future of organizations and information worldwide.

We provide a welcoming and challenging classroom environment as well as the necessary community support to help aspiring security professionals learn and grow their skills.

Our leadership, advisors and partners represent some of the best thinking in the field. We are committed to building an innovative and collaborative community to elevate the entire cybersecurity industry.



FOUNDED

SecureSet was founded in 2014 by Bret Fund, SecureSet President & CEO, and began operations in 2015.

 

STUDENT BODY

The inaugural class of Spring 2016 graduated in June 2016. As of January 2017, 100% of our students have been placed in security careers.

 

LOCATIONS

SecureSet Academy currently operates two campuses: Denver and Colorado Springs, CO.


PARTNERS

We partner with industry to provide our students with scholarship programs and state-of-the-art equipment and services.

 

PROGRAMS

We offer two cybersecurity bootcamps: CORE Technical and HUNT Analyst. We also offer professional development and workshops.

 

REGULATION

Approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.


Why study at SecureSet?

Choose SecureSet Academy for launching your security career or upgrading your tradecraft. We do the hard work to understand and deliver the skilled talent the industry is searching for.

The Leader

We have optimized the bootcamp model for making your move into cybersecurity. You can be in your first security job in five months.

Theory v Practice

There is a skills gap in security education and training, and we're filling it. Everything we teach is balanced 50% practical labs, 50% theory.

Education Partners

Our CORE graduates can qualify for one year of college credit with Norwich University. Not bad for 5 months of hard work.

Community Support

Academy graduates will never be alone in their security careers. We are building an end-to-end community that you can always rely on.

Career Prospects

100% of our students to date landed a security job within two months. The average starting salary in the security industry is $84,000.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Thanks to our Technology and Services Partners, we teach our students on the products and technology currently in use by the industry.



Chief Executive Officer & Founder

DR. BRET R. FUND

Bret is the CEO of SecureSet. As a founder of the business in 2014, he has led the growth of the organization from startup to multiple programs and campuses. He oversees the growth, strategy and financial operations for the company. As a former professor, he has a great passion for and a strong executional focus on providing students with a quality education and success in the placement process. He formerly served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado–Boulder and was the Executive Director for the Deming Center Venture Fund there.


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Chief Operating Officer

MARK KEARNEY

Mark is COO of SecureSet and oversees all Campus Operations. He works with each Campus Director to ensure all students receive a quality immersive cybersecurity education and are prepared for a successful career in the industry. Formerly, Mark served as a finance and operational executive with nearly twenty-five years of experience primarily in the healthcare information technology sector.


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Chief Outcomes Officer & Co-founder

BRAD DAVIS

Brad helps our students to discover their potential within the cybersecurity industry by working with our Hiring Partner network to provide our graduates with promising careers. He supports the SecureSet Foundation to provide employer partners with the opportunity to provide meaningful scholarships. Brad is an industrial designer-turned-technology executive with over 20 years of experience in technical product organizations.


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Chief Revenue Officer

MEGAN VON WALD

Megan is responsible for building scalable and sustainable revenue generation for SecureSet. She is accountable for overseeing and growing all revenue channels from student recruitment to enterprise training and employment partnerships. Previously Megan served as an executive at a leading technology education company and has over 17 years of experience growing companies through operational excellence and sales strategy development and execution.


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Vice President of Marketing & Communications

BRIANNE BREWER

Bri works with campus and corporate teams to align marketing and communications to the needs of our current and prospective students. She also shares what’s happening at SecureSet with anyone who will listen. Bri has a background in technology marketing, both in house and agency-side, including leadership roles at both Edelman and Burson-Marsteller.


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Vice President of Business Development

SCOTT NELSON

Scott develops relationships and partnerships that provide SecureSet with strategic growth opportunities in enterprise sales. He also serves as both an Army Reserve COL and the Volunteer Director of the National Cyber Exchange ISAO Program, a national 6 State Regional Information Sharing and Threat Analysis initiative.


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Our Headquarters

HQ

We have converted an old bakery into an incredible learning and working space.* It’s right in the heart of Denver’s booming River North District (RiNo), also home to the Industry, Stride, Catalyst and Taxi workspaces and a block from the light rail stop to Union Station and DIA.

*Street parking is available. Do not park in the lot across the street, as your car will most likely be towed.


The Source

The Source is very convenient to SecureSet and offers great food at both Comida and Acorn.

Black Shirt Brewing Co.

Blackshirt is an artisanal brewing company right down the street from SecureSet.

Crema

A chill hipster vibe fills this all-day haunt run by coffee mavens, who also offer eclectic noshes.

Jakes Sports & Spirits

Jakes is within walking distance of SecureSet and offers American grub & sports-watching.

Blue Moon Brewing Co.

Modern American food & beer served in a cavernous brewery with flashy decor & a large patio.

Boxcar

Coffee specialist serving espresso drinks & custom-brewed cups in The Source.



Our Dedicated Team



Our Trusted Advisors