Veterans Day is a day of remembrance, a day of celebration and a day of honor. Tenable is proud to have employees who are veterans, and is even more proud that they chose Tenable as their employer when they transitioned to civilian life. We wanted to share just a few of our colleagues’ stories about their time in the military, as well as their stories about the transition into full time work after serving.
Daniella V., Accounting Associate and Army Reserves member, shares a great tip for getting a military resume into civilian shape. “First best thing is to translate a military resume into civilian terms: there are plenty of resources to help do that like Military Mojo (based right in MD, they do veteran hiring events in D.C., Philadelphia, and Seattle to help write resumes for Veterans). Rewriting the resume helps civilians understand how what one did in the military can correlate to work on the other side of the sandbox. For example,I was a machine gunner in a security squad could be reworked to “I maintained situational awareness and accountability of myself and my gear/team at all times, and would bring that to the table with whatever project I was tasked. Daniella also suggested utilizing networking and recruiting tools such as LinkedIn. “Find people in your area that work at a place that you may want to work and connect, reach out, ask questions about how they like their line of work, maybe even go get coffee. Getting face time with others is invaluable towards the next step in your career, or even getting a reference. At the end of the day, I believe people just want to help other people.” Daniella has been with Tenable for almost a year!
Pamela Jean “PJ” C., is an Administrative Assistant for our Engineering Vice Presidents and formerly served in the U.S. Air Force. She spent almost twenty two years in the services career field and knew she wanted to continue her passion of assisting others in her new role. “I have a heart for service to others and all of my careers have been in that area, so needless to say I’ve been very fortunate,'' says PJ. We asked PJ how the military helped her pivot from a career in service to a career outside of her Air Force duties. She explains, “The Air Force does a good job helping military members transition to the civilian world through pre-separation counseling called “TAP” or better known as the “Transition Assistance Program.” PJ had no prior connection to the information security world other than holding a Top Secret Clearance in the Air Force. “I can’t speak to Tenable’s cyber exposure career fields, but I can say what a privilege it is to be on Tenable’s team supporting my VPs along with the product team as efficiently and effectively as possible.” Pamela says that her time in the Air Force “was a true honor” and it is a joy to watch her daughter serve now. Her daughter has six years in active duty as an F-16 Crew Chief and now as a Florida Air National Guard F-15 Crew Chief. Her daughter just returned from a deployment in Southwest Asia.
Another fellow Air Force veteran is Bob Huber, Chief Security Officer. He shared his journey from protecting our country to protecting against the modern attack surface. Prior to joining Tenable, Bob Huber had nearly twenty one years of experience in cybersecurity throughout his military career. “For myself, the leadership and cyber training I have received over the course of a 21 year career have instilled in me a sense of mission for our customers to ensure we provide the best products and services to enable their security programs to defend against the threat landscape. This includes ensuring we protect Tenable customers, partners and the organizations with a sense of "what we do matters". I have led and conducted cyber operations and training to enable partners at the state, federal and international levels to support the mission and I view what Tenable provides in our services and products as extending that mission to our stakeholders with the same sense of urgency.” Thank you, Bob, for your service and your dedication to our customers, our products, and our team.
If you are a current member of the military looking to continue to serve while working full-time work in cybersecurity connect with our recruiters and visit our careers site here to learn more about opportunities with Tenable!
Happy Veterans Day from Tenable. Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve. For more resources, please check out the following links: