SecureSet in the News: Denver 9News

August 30, 2016


This article originally appeared on 9news.

KUSA –This week, Corey Rose sat down with Scott Yates for their regular Tech Tuesday to talk about a startup accelerator that aims to fill the increasing need for cybersecurity expertise.

We see headlines all the time about big companies being attacked by hackers trying to break into secure systems. Why does it keep happening? It could be in part because there just isn’t enough people available to work in cybersecurity.

In fact, one 2014 study estimated that the number of cybersecurity professionals needed worldwide eclipsed 1,000,000 people.

A world that depends on cloud storage and electronic finances needs workers who can ensure that government, personal, and business data remains safe. That’s where SecureSet steps in, a Denver accelerator aiming to help security-focused businesses get a head start in the industry.

The company promises to help aspiring startups in the field gain traction, thanks in part to a mentorship network and $40,000 seed investment. Its singular focus on cybersecurity allows it to maximize its resources for startups in the field.

In addition to the accelerator, SecureSet also offers academy classes that aim to help individuals improve their expertise. Full-time and part-time options accommodate both traditional students and working professionals. Depending on course load, students can complete their studies and become cybersecurity experts and enter one of the fastest-growing professions in the country in as little as 20 weeks.

For those interested in learning more about the company and its educational focus, SecureSet will be one of the hundreds of companies to present in this year’s Denver Startup Week. Set to take place September 12-16, the event will once again draw regional business leaders and anyone interested in innovation and the details of the entrepreneurial process. Registration is now open, so you can begin building the schedule of events you’d like to attend. All the events are free, but many fill up so getting an RSVP in early is recommended.

Each Tech Tuesday Scott Yates showcases new and emerging companies that are doing great things in Colorado, along with tech events. This post was written by one of the freelance writers working with Scott’s company, the blogging service BlogMutt. Do you want to see your business featured in a future Tech Tuesday segment? Build an interesting business and then go to a startup event, and Scott will probably see you there.