SAN ANTONIO, November 11, 2021 – Digital Defense by Fortra. has been recognized for its commitment to employing and retaining US military veterans by receiving a 2021 HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award. The HIRE Vets Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans. Digital Defense is one of only 848 organizations recognized by the US Department of Labor and celebrates its third year in a row as a Platinum Award recipient.
Digital Defense by Fortra provides internships and full-time employment opportunities for those that have separated, are separating or currently continue to serve in National Guard or Reserve roles. The company supports these veterans in learning the key skills required for careers within the cybersecurity vulnerability management and threat assessment industry.
“It’s an incredible honor to provide meaningful cybersecurity careers to those that have served in our military,” said Mark Bell, Air Force veteran and Managing Director of Digital Defense, by Fortra. “We build upon the diverse skills veterans acquire during military service and support them in their new civilian roles. Through mentorship, training, and ongoing opportunities for growth and increased responsibility, we ensure they succeed in becoming valuable members of our cybersecurity team.”
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is based on a number of criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention to providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources and compensation and tuition assistance programs – with requirements varying for large, medium and small employers.
About Digital Defense, by Fortra
Since 1999, Digital Defense has created patented, leading-edge SaaS information security technology that helps organizations small and large safeguard sensitive data and make information security easier. As a pioneer in the development of SaaS technology, these organizations trust Digital Defense to deliver unparalleled solutions to bolster their security posture and ease the burden of vulnerability and threat management. Frontline.Cloud™ solutions offer ease of use and consistent, accurate results accompanied by the highest level of support and service. Digital Defense was acquired by Fortra in February 2021.
About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring and retaining veterans. The 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2022. For more information about the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov.
There are different awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees). Additionally, there are two award tiers: platinum and gold.