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Facebook Cybersecurity University Graduates US Veterans

April 24, 2018 / Kacy Zurku

Though it’s not quite graduation season, 33 US military veterans celebrated the completion of their 12-week course and became the first class to graduate from Facebook Cybersecurity University for Veterans on Saturday, April 21. Narrowing the cybersecurity skills gap demands that organizations get a little creative about how they train and recruit. That’s why Facebook partnered with CodePath.org and more than 200 students and professors across nine universities and colleges. While Facebook tries to regain user trust, it is training veterans across every military branch to become defenders of the digital world. The 33 participants, all of whom had to have some background in IT or computer science, embarked on a cyber boot camp of sorts.