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SANS VetSuccess Academy sponsored by Solutionary - open now!

  • Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 3:00 PM EST (2016-02-25 20:00:00 UTC)
  • Maxwell Shuftan, Arlin Halstead


  • Solutionary, Inc.

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The SANS Institute, in partnership with Solutionary, is presenting the SANS VetSuccess Academy to help transitioning veterans receive training and certifications to quickly and effectively launch careers in cybersecurity. The Solutionary academy is an intensive, accelerated program and is 100% scholarship for veterans and qualified participants.

The 2016 academies sponsored by Solutionary are being held in Pittsburgh, PA and Omaha, NE. These Academies includes a guaranteed job in cybersecurity provided you successfully complete the training and pass the associated GIAC certifications. Employment will begin approximately halfway through the Academy.

About Solutionary: The Next Generation Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP): Solutionary, the academy sponsor, is an industry leader in delivering managed security services, global threat intelligence and security consulting services.

Speaker Bios

Maxwell Shuftan

Max leads business development for the CyberTalent division of the SANS Institute. In this role, he conducts outreach and external engagement to employers and non-profit organizations. SANS CyberTalent helps organizations in both the public and private sectors address their cybersecurity human capital needs through programs like VetSuccess, the Women's Immersion Academy, and others.

Max has worked in the public affairs and stakeholder engagement arena of cybersecurity for the last five years, working with Government, corporate, and not-for-profit organizations, most recently as a Vice President at Cambridge Global Advisors, a homeland security strategic advisory services firm. He also previously served as the national recruitment director for the Cyber Aces Foundation, a nonprofit organization that trained and educated veterans, jobseekers, and students in cybersecurity via online training modules. Max also has supported the Department of Homeland Security’s CyberSkills Management Support Initiative (CMSI), an initiative within NPPD focused on building partnerships with academic institutions and NGOs as well as growing the cybersecurity talent pipeline through programs like the Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative.

Arlin Halstead

Arlin Halstead, Vice President of Human Resources at Solutionary, Inc. He joined Solutionary in 2009 with over 20 years experience in Human Resource Management and consulting. Prior to joining Solutionary he led HR organizations within the finance, insurance and retail industries and started an HR Consulting company focused on helping start-up companies develop HR programs and practices.

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