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Cyber Vets Virginia expands training with SANS Institute

Staff Writer |
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced an expansion of his Cyber Vets Virginia initiative to include training offered by the SANS Institute.

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The new offerings provide veterans another pathway into the cybersecurity workforce via the SANS VetSuccess Immersion Academy.

The SANS Institute’s VetSuccess Academy is a 100% scholarship-based program that provides veterans and active duty military spouses with advanced technical training, industry-recognized GIAC certifications, and connections to leading employers in cybersecurity.

For employers, the program is a faster, more reliable, and a less expensive way to find, train, certify and employ qualified cybersecurity talent.

Cyber Vets Virginia announced that SANS Institute will host two VetSuccess Academies in the first half of 2017 and these opportunities are open to local transitioning service members, veterans and active duty spouses:

- Northern Virginia/DC Academy: Applications close on February 14, 2017; training begins on March 20, 2017 in McLean, VA.

- Hampton Roads Academy: Applications close on March 17, 2017; training begins on April 24, 2017. Hosted in partnership with the USO.

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