SecureSet in the News: The Security-Focused Bootcamp SecureSet Finds 40% of its Students are Veterans

May 29, 2019 | Eric Perez joined the U.S. Air Force at age 17 because he wanted to help fight the bad guys. He spent the next decade working in military intelligence and as a communications network technician.

When he left the service, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting, followed by a master’s in accounting. And as an accountant, he was miserable. Especially during tax season.

Then he heard about a six-month course at SecureSet in Denver that offered hands-on cybersecurity training on how to get that digital bad guy.

“I don’t want to say I have a superhero complex, but it feels that way. I want to save people. I want (my job) to mean something,” said Perez, 39, who graduates in June from SecureSet’s program and hopes to find a job in the Denver area. “This seemed logical, it appealed to my analytical side and went hand in hand with my military training and doing deductive reasoning.”

Maybe he’s just wired that way. But coincidentally, about one-third of his class of 22 students are veterans. And SecureSet’s program in Colorado Springs is closer to 100 percent. Something about cybersecurity appeals to some veterans. And that’s a good thing because industry forecasts show that the demand for cybersecurity professionals is growing so fast that by 2021, there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs. That’s just two years away

Click here to read the full article, written by Tamara Chuang of The Colorado Sun.