From State Security to Cybersecurity

July 18, 2018


In an attempt to tackle the rising skills disparity in the cybersecurity industry, a group of ex-Royal Marines Commandos has started a business offering free of charge cybersecurity training, official educations and vocations for ex-service members searching for a track back to the civilian life while retaining their roles as safety protectors.

Crucial Academy offers official training courses encompassing both defensive and offensive cybersecurity, information guarantee and threat intelligence. The programs, developed by ex-military people, include a part that provides students real-world experience, however, unlike graduates of other training suppliers, Crucial Academy graduates will supposedly start their new vocations free of debt.

Program creators have already made a successful change to famous cybersecurity firms and financial technology businesses, and they bring that wealth of experience to their offerings at Crucial Academy at its declared state-of-the-art training service in Brighton, England.

The first group started its programs at the end of June and finished its work last week, and the following group is scheduled to start soon. To take the programs, applicants should first go through a difficult selection procedure that pledges they are the appropriate match for the training.

“I was pleased to help my country and I desired to give something in return to the army for all the experiences and skills the Marines gave me, and I know my coworkers feel the same,” Crucial Group’s chief executive and former Royal Marine Commando Captain Neil Williams said in a press release.

“Folks who have spent time in the services have an unbelievable work principle, flexibility and a security-driven attitude that makes several very well matched to a career in cybersecurity,” Williams continued. “After my experience of leaving the services, I know that the changeover can be very difficult. We’re delighted to be able to assist give them a path into a successful career – and in an area where they can make such a difference.”

Following the successful conclusion of the training, trained Crucial Academy candidates are brought in to a cybersecurity vocation with one of the academy’s business partners, an extra offering that also benefits companies by assisting them to meet their increasing requirement for trained cybersecurity people. As per a 2016 skills gap study from ISACA, there will be an expected worldwide shortage of 2 million cybersecurity experts by 2019.

“The other advantage to our model of the program is that it also assists companies future-proof their employment and expansion plans by furnishing a pipeline of qualified cybersecurity experts,” Williams said.