Archived: Wells Fargo Donates $50,000 to VetsinTech to Support Cybersecurity Training Programs

San Francisco Wells Fargo has donated $50,000 to VetsinTech (ViT) to help support cybersecurity training programs for military veterans transitioning to technology careers. Wells Fargo shares ViT’s commitment to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for veterans.


“More than 30 percent of the ViT community has expressed interest in certifications and training programs to help bridge the gap between military service and successful careers in technology,” said Katherine Webster, founder of ViT. “We are thrilled Wells Fargo shares our commitment to helping fill that gap.”

Wells Fargo and ViT recently hosted more than 75 veterans at the “Careers in Cybersecurity Forum” in San Francisco. Senior cybersecurity leaders from a variety of industries discussed the current challenges and potential solutions, and Wells Fargo recruiters answered questions about opportunities and pathways for careers in cybersecurity.

In addition to Webster, the Forum featured ViT presenters Mike McNerney, advisory board member,co-founder & CEO at Efflux Systems, and Wells Fargo presenters Rich Baich, chief information security officer, and, Lance Lavergne, Enterprise Talent Acquisition.

“Wells Fargo is committed to building a diverse pipeline of talented cybersecurity candidates, including veterans, and creating the working environment for them to thrive in,” said Rich Baich, Wells Fargo chief information security officer. “A strong cybersecurity program will help us protect customers, shareholders, confidential information, and our reputation. As a community bank, we are glad to be part of the solution.”

For more information about ViT training programs and upcoming Forums, please visit vetsintech.co.

About VetsinTech

ViT is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for veterans interested in Education, Entrepreneurship, and Employment the 3E’s. More than 30 percent of the ViT community has expressed interest in certifications and training programs to help bridge the gap between military service and successful careers in technology.

About Wells Fargo & Company

Wells Fargo& Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,800 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 269,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Blogs and Wells Fargo Stories.

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