Building on the strengths of veterans A bridge for veterans and service leavers into Cyber and Technology careers

 
  • JOIN THE ONLINE COMMUNITY

    Join your peers for support and advice on transitioning into Cyber.

  • ACCESS THE CYBER ACADEMY

    To benefit from Tier 1 vocational cyber training.

  • USE THE CREST CV SERVICE

    Send your CV to the best Cyber employers across the UK.

  • ATTEND EVENTS AND MEETUPS

    Join us for Events and local meetups across the UK.

  • ACCESS THE JOBS BOARD

    New jobs weekly from employers wanting Veterans to join their Cyber teams.

 

MISSION

Our mission is to build a bridge for veterans and service leavers into cyber security and technology careers.

TechVets creates new opportunities for ‘tech-curious’ veterans through partnerships.

If you are still serving, leaving the military or a veteran interested in tech, then we would love you to join the TechVets community.


HOME OF THE VETERANS’ CYBER ACADEMY

The Veterans’ Digital Cyber Academy enables veterans from any background to learn and develop REAL hands-on cyber skills and get recognised for cyber security jobs.  No prior technical background is required.

Having originally launched 3 cohorts:

  • Cohort 1 – 200 people (April 2018)
  • Cohort 2 – 500 people (July 2018)
  • Cohort 3– 1,700 people (Jan 2019)

The Veterans’ Digital Cyber Academy is now available to ALL veterans and service leavers who are currently unemployed or employed outside of cybersecurity and looking to re-skill.

The Academy is powered by Immersive Labs, a global leader in online Cyber training.


 

 
 

“Identifying, developing and measuring practical cyber security skills is the great challenge for all companies today.

The Immersive Labs approach is the most exciting thing I’ve seen in this space: scalable, agile and appropriate to the way a new generation learns. It has the potential to disrupt and transform this crucial market.”

Robert Hannigan, Ex-Director, GCHQ

 

TECHVETS TEAM

James Murphy

Chief Executive Officer

James joins us from GDS where he was the Threat Intelligence Lead providing strategic Cyber Threat Intelligence advice to key decision makers within central Government.

James is an Army Veteran of 19 years, deploying to N Ireland, Helmand Province Afghanistan, Kenya and China. James brings years of leadership experience and a passion for TechVets having co-led the first TechVets local chapter.

 

Matt Summers

Director of Operations

Matt is a former Army Captain with the Royal Corp of Signals and former HMG Science Advisor.

He has over 20 years experience in cyber security, Matt has held a number of technical and leadership roles with commercial organisations. He sits on the board at CREST and is a co-founder of BSides London and BSides Manchester

 

Ben Ford

Chief Technology Advisor

Ben is a former Royal Marine, bringing technical expertise & experience incorporating systems architect to team builder, leader and advisor on tech culture and strategy.

Ben has worked across multiple technologies & industries - from hedge funds & investment banks including BAML and JP Morgan, to small start ups and globally distributed, cutting edge crypto currency organisations.

 

Jordan Cheal

Head of Internal Training

Jordan is a Senior Security Consultant at Bridewell Consulting, where he specializes in security operations and response.

Prior to this, Jordan spent 5 years in HM Royal Marines before leaving in 2017. Jordan is very passionate about training and committed to personal development, currently holding GCED, GCIH, CySA, eJPT, and ePND certifications.

 


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING









AMBASSADOR

 
 

GENERAL SIR RICHARD BARRONS KCB CBE

FORMER COMMANDER OF JOINT FORCES COMMAND

General Sir Richard Barrons served as Commander Joint Forces Command, one of the six “Chiefs of Staff” leading the UK Armed Forces until April 2016. He was responsible for 23,000 people worldwide and a budget of £4.3Bn, delivering intelligence, Special Forces, operational command and control, all surveillance, reconnaissance and information systems and communications, operational logistics, medical support, and advanced education and training across the Armed Forces.

An artillery officer, his military career included leadership from Captain to General on military operations in Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan – often as part of US-led coalitions and in NATO. He is President and Colonel Commandant of the Honourable Artillery Company, a Senior Associate Fellow at RUSI, and a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS.


FOUNDERS

Mike Butcher M.B.E.

TECHCRUNCH

Editor-at-large of TechCrunch, Mike has been named one of the most influential people in European technology by various newspaper and magazines.

Founder of the annual Europas Conference & Awards, the charity TechFugees, former advisor to UK Government on tech startup policy.

Peter Connolly

TORO RISK SOLUTIONS

Peter served for 12 years as an infantry officer and completed tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, Brunei, India, Belize, Northern Ireland, Kenya, and, Somalia. On leaving service Peter worked in the security industry before establishing Toro Risk Solutions, which provides physical, personnel, and cyber security services to private and institutional clients.

Major (retd), Founder and CEO of Toro Risk Solutions.

Euan Crawford

CEPIENT

Euan has worked in Corporate Finance and Tech fundraising for over 10 years in the UK and emerging markets. Euan is a qualified Chartered Accountant who focuses on de-risking investment opportunities. Euan served in Iraq with the Army Reserve and is passionate about supporting veterans’ journeys into industry.

Euan is the CEO of Cepient and an Advisor to QuantSpark.

 

Mark Milton

AMBERLIGHT PARTNERS

Mark is an service design specialist who has worked with clients across the public and private sectors including Microsoft, Google, Samsung, Sony, BBC, Channel 4, UK Home Office, Cabinet Office.

CEO and Co-founder of Amberlight Partners, Co-Founder of the International UX Partners IUXP.

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© TechVets 2019

Technology Veterans Foundation, is a not-for-profit registered in England and Wales as a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 11919119. 

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