CASE STUDY

CREATING PENETRATION TESTERS

7 Eagle Group & Cisco Systems team up to turn four military Veterans into Pen Testers in only six months!

BRANDI MOSES

US Air Force Veteran

ALFREDO GAITAN

US Air Force Veteran

DUSTIN DECKER

US Army Veteran

ALISHA BRADSHAW

US Army Veteran

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  • Cisco Systems had a critical need for four Penetration Testers possessing specific skillsets and certifications.
  • Traditional recruiting sources were not producing qualified candidates.
  • With over 314,000 unfilled cyber security jobs, competition for the best candidates was fierce.
  • Cisco Systems’ Pen Testers must be proficient in a wide variety of software programs including Azure, AWS Cloud, and possess certifications in Security+, Network+, A+, and OSCP.
  • Vacancies in critical positions cost companies like Cisco Systems money and productivity.
  • 7 Eagle Group developed a comprehensive 6-month paid internship program that develops Veterans with basic technology backgrounds into skilled and certified Penetration Testers in six months.
  • We evaluated and presented dozens of military Veterans and Cisco System selected the final four to participate in the internship.
  • Curriculum included 40-hours/week of cyber training, mentorship, group workshops with prominent industry tech leaders, and Hackathons.
  • We teamed up with training partners like Range Force and Cybrary to provide a curriculum featuring the exact courses required for the position including Network Vulnerability, Python, Forensics, AWS, Threat Intelligence, and dozens more.
  • The interns will graduate in October, 2021, as fully qualified Pen Testers with the appropriate certifications.
  • Cisco Systems will then have the option of hiring all or some of the interns as full-time employees.
  • By “manufacturing” their own talent, Cisco Systems avoids competing — and getting in bidding wars — with other companies eager to hire the same few talented professionals.
  • The interns graduate with the exact skills, experiences, and certifications that Cisco Systems requires saving them time and money.
  • The new Pen Testers will feel a sense of loyalty to Cisco Systems and be much more likely to remain as long-term employees.
  • Cisco Systems has truly made an enormous life-changing impact in four of our country’s heroes who will be on track to earn six-figure salaries in only six months.
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