Our Mission

SecureSet is building an end-to-end community focused on fulfilling the promise of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity should be a means to an end: the freedom for all brands in all industries to stay focused on winning and delighting customers. Today, the security industry is falling short, with critical people and product gaps along this new battlefront of business.

At SecureSet, our mission is to present organizations of all kinds with high value opportunities to define and invest in promising talent and technologies.

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.


SecureSet was founded in 2014 by Bret Fund, SecureSet Academy President & CEO and Alex Kreilein, SecureSet Accelerator MP.



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



SecureSet Academy currently operates three campuses: Denver and Colorado Springs, CO as well as Tampa, FL.


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



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



Approved by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Under submission with the Florida Commission for Independent 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.

President & CEO


Bret oversees SecureSet Academy as a whole and works with all of the Campus Directors to ensure that each of our students receive 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.


Vice President of Recruiting & COO


Brad works with each of our campuses to support our recruitment process and to help students discover their potential within the cybersecurity industry. Brad also manages our Hiring Partner network that provides our graduates with promising careers. Brad is an industrial designer-turned-technology executive with over 20 years of experience in technical product organizations.


Vice President of Programs


Scott works with our campuses on the administration of the SecureSet Bootcamp programs. He ensures that we have the best instructors and curriculum in the industry. He is also an Army Reserve COL. Additionally, he serves as the Western Cyber Exchange, Volunteer Director, of a national 6 State Regional Information Sharing and Threat Analysis initiative.




Alex is a Co-founder of the SecureSet Group and serves as a Managing Partner of the SecureSet Accelerator. He served as a Tech Strategist for the Department of Homeland Security. He was a Managing Director of the DCVF at CU-Boulder. He advises the AT&T Developer Program, Startups, and National Security R&D Community.


Our Headquarters


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.


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.


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

Our Dedicated Team

Our Trusted Advisors