Missick Helps Fill Cybersecurity Gap in Springs

November 7, 2017

After working 11 years as a human resources sergeant in the Army, Megan Missick decided it was time for a new career path.

Missick prepared to transition out of the Army beginning in 2016 by researching, networking and taking courses.

She began in the Corporate Fellowship Program at Rim Technologies through Fort Carson on Aug. 27. The fellowship is part of Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative that helps transitioning military service members and military spouses find employment opportunities.

“There are thousands [of jobs] in Colorado Springs that need to be filled. … People are having issues finding employees with experience, so … [SecureSet is] bridging the gap between the experience and the training.”

After two weeks of the 12-week fellowship, Missick applied and was hired for her first civilian job at SecureSet Academy, a Denver-based cybersecurity training program for veterans. SecureSet also has offices in the Springs, which opened this year, and in Tampa Bay, Fla.

For a month, Missick has worked as the new cybersecurity career program manager in the Springs office, where she helps transitioning veterans like herself find jobs in cybersecurity.

Now Missick can work at SecureSet during the day and be home at night with her 2-year-old son, making it easier for her husband, who is in the Army, to travel when required, she said. Missick spoke with the Business Journal about her career and the cybersecurity industry.

Written by Audrey Jensen of The Colorado Springs Business Journal, the rest of this story can be found at www.csbj.com.