About Us

We're transforming the world by educating the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Read our mission and philosophy to see what sets SecureSet Academy apart.

Join Our Mission

Every year, the number of vacant cybersecurity positions increases exponentially. With the ever-presence of advanced cyber threats, the fabric of our global network has never been in a more vulnerable position. SecureSet has been founded for the purpose of one mission: securing the future.

The Academy provides the most complete, immersive and compressed cybersecurity education programs in the country. Our program balance of theory and hands-on lab work prepares our students to jump right into the frontlines of the crisis at hand. Our graduates leave our walls passionate, prepared and ready to secure the future. The world needs more cybersecurity professionals. Will you join our mission?

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Our team of 60+ peeps are passionate about providing quality cybersecurity education.

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We currently offer 3 campuses in 3 cities. Denver and Colorado Springs, CO and Tampa, FL.

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We have educated 250+ students, which equates to more cyber professionals on the frontlines.


Immersive education

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


Theory meets 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

The majority of our students to date landed a security job within six months. The average starting salary in the security industry is $75,000.


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.

Our corporate team

Mark Kearney

Chief Operating Officer

Brad Davis

Chief Outcomes Officer

Dr. Bret R. Fund

Chief Executive Officer

Megan Von Wald

Chief Revenue Officer

Brianne Brewer

VP of Marketing and Communications

Dr. John Black

VP of Education

Jace Martin

Controller and Director of HR

Alisha Fund

Creative Director

Dani Parsons

Director of Compliance and Registrar

Jake Nelson

Lab and Systems Director

Dr. Jared Nishikawa

Director of Immersive Programs

Blake Lohn-Wiley

Systems Administrator

Jacque Kemp

Jr Graphic Designer

Joe Davis

Jr Copywriter

Chris Goldberg

Director of Technology

FAQ

Admissions
Careers
Program Schedules
Curriculum
Housing
SecureSet Immersives
Student Experience
Tuition

While pre-existing technical and analytical skills will always help with concept comprehension, there is no absolute criteria for Program eligibility. We encourage all potential students with a desire to pursue a career in cybersecurity to apply. The work you put in will be the ultimate deciding factor in your level of success at the Academy.

Our admission typically takes one to three weeks. It starts with your application and is followed by interview and an enrollment decision. The interview will be a chance for us to learn about your personal goals as well as assess your technical foundation. The entire process can be viewed on our admissions page.

You’ll be surprised what level of technical skill is needed to be successful in a cybersecurity job. In reviewing your background, we will be looking for a basic working knowledge in networking and/or programming (for CORE applicants) and analytical abilities (for HUNT applicants).

There is no way to guarantee a seat. However, we can offer a couple of suggestions for how you can increase the strength of your application. Submit your application as soon as possible. Reach out and talk with our team to find out more about our CORE and HUNT immersive programs.

Upon acceptance into the SecureSet immersive programs, your initial deposit of $500 and your signed enrollment documents will secure your seat.

As an accepted student of a SecureSet Full Time program, the balance of your tuition is due by Week 15 for CORE or Week 9 for HUNT. As an accepted student of a SecureSet Evening program, the balance of your tuition is due by the end of the third quarter. Please see the tuition policy found in the Academic Policies section of this catalog.

You can pay out of pocket or take advantage of several tuition assistance or financing options.

Go to the application page,where you will find the SecureSet Immersive Program Applications. Upon completing and submitting the application, your application will begin the review process. The next step will be an interview with an Academy instructor. The application and admissions process usually takes one to three weeks.

Once you have applied you will receive a call or email from a SecureSet Academy Admissions Representative inviting you to an interview and letting you know what to expect during the Admissions process.

Sessions start throughout the year. We have a rolling admission schedule that allows prospective students to apply and complete the admission process at their choosing.

Please see the Calendar for specific dates and cohorts.

Yes. We do accept some international students into our program.

You must complete the SecureSet immersive programs application process two weeks in advance of the start date for the session you would like to enroll in. Full Time and Evening immersive sessions start throughout the year. We have a rolling admission schedule that allows prospective students to apply and complete the admission process at their choosing.

Yes. To be placed on the waitlist, you must have applied, been accepted and then respond to our invitation to be placed on the waiting list.

On average, we have seen most, if not all, of our students find employment within three months of graduation. We have a number of Employer partners who participate in regular employment events during the course of each program.

Our graduates are set up to start their career in either an Analyst, Engineer or Consultant type role. Within each of these three fields you will find various titles such as:
•Security Engineer
•Security Analyst
•Information Security Analyst
•Information Security Engineer
•Network Security Engineer
•Information Technology Security Analyst
•Information Security Manager
•Information Assurance Engineer
•Information Technology Auditor
•Security Administrator

Practice! Practice! Practice! To really excel at anything you need to spend time playing around and figuring things out. Becoming a security professional is no different. Start now by putting in the time you need to become the skilled professional you want to be. We also recommend that every student consider including at least one certification in your education package. Please see pages 30-31 of this catalog for more information on the optional certifications we offer.

Please see the following graphic for a comparison of the Full Time and Evening immersive programs. More information can be found on the program pages of the Academy website.

Generally speaking, any laptop of reasonable quality should meet your needs for our immersive programs. Time will be set aside during your orientation to help all students with setting up their computers for their program. A list of all your technical and material needs will be supplied to you as needed for your courses.

We won’t promise that you will be an expert. It takes many years for that to happen. We do promise that we can make you one of the best entry-level cybersecurity professionals in the marketplace. We offer optional study guides to help you prepare for our programs. Taking advantage of workshops and prep courses in advance of the first day will also help you get up to speed—and become part of the security community. If you are fairly confident in your analytical, networking and/or programming skills there may be little you need to do to prepare for our programs.

After we help launch you into this career we will continue to work with you to help you achieve your goals long after you have graduated.

If you are fairly confident in your networking and/or programming skills there may be little you need to do to prepare. We also offer optional study guides and encourage you to take advantage of workshops and prep courses.

There will be some assessment of your knowledge, skills and abilities as you move along in our program. Instead of a comprehensive final exam, we require that students build a portfolio of their security work relating to the courses they have completed.

While the Academy does not provide student housing, our Admissions Counselors will be happy to assist you in arranging shared accomodations with other students or making recommendations for housing in the area.

SecureSet Academy immersive programs prepare students for entry-level positions in cybersecurity related fields such as security analysts, engineers or consultants. Our curriculums are designed in conjunction with industry partners and potential employers of our graduates to satisfy current hiring requirements. Our immersive training emphasizes hands-on exercises to build skills across the products currently in use by the industry. We also offer optional training for key industry certifications.

SecureSet is set to build the world’s foremost cybersecurity community. With state-of-the-art education, business acceleration and product testing, we’re arming our participants with the complex skills needed to compete in the ever-evolving cybersecurity space.

SecureSet offers campuses in Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado as well as Tampa, Florida.

Send us an email at the campus of your choice ([email protected] or [email protected]). You can also call us at 800-445-0024. to compete in the ever-evolving cybersecurity space.

There are typically no more than 25 students in a session.

Yes! SecureSet regularly hosts a number of events for the cybersecurity community near our campuses. This means there are plenty of opportunities for our students to attend any events that sound interesting to them.

The CORE Evening program is designed for individuals that want to continue working full-time while attending the CORE. Most of the Full Time CORE and HUNT program instruction will take place during a typical workday so you may find it hard to stay employed full-time and be successful in the Full Time programs.

Tuition for all CORE programs is $19,950. Tuition for the HUNT program is $11,950. This includes all courses, lab exercises, and regular networking and career fair events.

Beyond tuition, there is a mandatory $50 registration fee, and students may spend an estimated $750 on equipment and supplies (e.g., a laptop if you do not have one) .

We accept payment by credit card, check, or bank transfer. Several tuition assistance options are available. Please email our admissions team at [email protected] for more information on tuition assistance programs.

Tuition is made in 3 payments over the course of each program with the balance due at 75% of program completion. See the tuition policy outlined in the Academic Policies section of the SecureSet Academy Catalog for details on payment schedules.

Yes, of course! We are happy to work with employers looking to sponsor a potential Academy student. Please contact us to find out more.

Yes. You can use some combinations of tuition assistance options to cover the cost of your tuition. Not all combinations are available. sound interesting to them.

We have a number of companies that are willing to help finance the education of our Academy candidates. These scholarships range in the amount that they cover. Please contact us at [email protected] to find out what opportunities are available for the session you are applying to.

An Academy Admissions Counselor will discuss all available tuition assistance options with you at your request.

Yes, however you must apply separately for scholarships.

SecureSet students have successfully received grants from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Pursuit of these grants is entirely up to the applicant.

Yes. Please see the Military Benefits section of this catalog or contact an Admissions Counselor for more information.

Yes. You may be entitled to receive a refund for unused tuition you have paid in accordance with our refund policy. Please see the refund policy outlined in the Academic Policies section of the SecureSet Academy Catalog for full details.

We're here to talk!

We want to speak with you. Contact us for more information or to see if you have what it takes for a future career in cybersecurity.