Veterans in Security: Related Cyber Security Terminology
Cyber Security is a relatively new field. Fortunately, for veterans, many of the concepts and much of the terminology is directly related to the military.
Security, investigations, perimeter protection, encryption, intelligence, and threat analysis are all concepts and terms a veteran is trained to understand from their time and experience in the military. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are nothing new to military operations and SOPs also apply to the cyber security industry as well. There are plenty of SOPs in cyber security, most of which help the veteran hit the ground running upon entering the field.
SOPs often have the benefit of allowing the veteran to jump in the deep end of the pool and to survive. In many other industries, this isn’t exactly the case. Formal education isn’t always necessary for veterans to find work in cyber security, but as with most careers it helps. Military experience is a huge plus and is generally viewed with esteem, so a formal education isn’t always needed.
Certifications In The Cyber Security Industry For Veterans
Additionally, there are many certifications in the industry, each applicable in their own right, ranging from beginner to advanced practitioner. Many of the certifications have free training associated with them for veterans through the federal virtual training environment (FedVTE). A veteran (or active duty member) can even begin using the training for certifications to help give them Cyber Security industry knowledge prior to actually landing a job, giving them a leg up, creating some foundation and technical understanding.
Cyber security is here to stay and is definitely one industry well-suited for veterans.
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