The Veteran Cyber Academy
“The Academy is like the Harvard Business School for cyber – you know the graduates are going in based on their aptitude, and will be going through the best training possible.”
“The Academy was an excellent opportunity and an experience that I will never forget, the standard of instruction was first class. The entire SANS team was very supportive and genuinely cared about all students and quick to offer a helping hand if needed”.
“What I loved about the program was the focus on skills and not exam preparation. Putting the GIAC certifications on my résumé helped me get the interview but what I learned in the program got me through the technical reviews and laid the foundations for the work I do every day. During my very short job hunt, I was in the pleasant position of choosing from multiple offers in my field”.
“Cyber Academy is the greatest opportunity I’ve ever had in my life.”
16 Week Program
Designed for veterans with little or no prior experience of cyber security. It prepares you comprehensively for the security roles you will be entering into, introducing you to basic principles, alongside material from SANS’ world-class training courses and real-life, practical simulations and team exercises.
Throughout the training program Allectum will support your transition into employment. Employers will also engage with you during your training, through Careers Fairs and employer-hosted evenings, with the aim of developing your skills and improving your employability.
Cyber Academy 2015
Candidates selected for the SANS Cyber Academy 2015 program in the UK, represented a broad range of backgrounds, age groups and career histories. Cyber Academy 2015 graduates have secured excellent roles across several different security disciplines, including digital forensics, penetration testing, security research and product security testing, with such renowned organisations as NATO, Airbus, Raytheon and GE Aviation.
Cyber Academy 2017
The cyber security retraining program ran from January to March 2017 in the UK, with 55 students enrolling. On 31st March, 2017, the day that the Academy formally ended, 16 of the graduates had already secured a role within the cyber security profession. As of 21st August, 2017, 38 were employed in the cyber security profession with a further 7 working in other IT roles and putting their security knowledge to good use.
US VetSuccess Academy
The US VetSuccess Academy is part of the SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy program, an intensive, accelerated training program that provides SANS world-class training and GIAC certifications to launch careers quickly and effectively in cyber security. In the VetSuccess Academies, we have enabled hundreds of veterans to “stay in the fight” after they leave service by giving them cyber skills to add to their many skills developed as soldiers.