Honouring Our Armed Forces

 
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Securestorm has recently signed an official agreement to honour the Armed Forces Covenant.

By extending the support to the Armed Forces Community, we recognise the value Serving Personnel both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country. By directly getting involved with the Armed Forces Covenant, we extend and re-affirm our beliefs by actively supporting initiatives, taking up causes and voicing their messages in our actions.

Embedding the 'Core' Principles in Our Culture

Our Armed Forces fulfil the responsibility of protecting the realm on behalf of the Government, sacrificing some civilian freedoms, facing danger and, sometimes, suffering serious injury or death as a result of their duty. Families also play a vital role in supporting the operational effectiveness of our Armed Forces. In return, the whole nation has a moral obligation to the members of the Naval Service, the Army and the Royal Air Force, together with their families. They deserve our respect and support, and fair treatment.


"We (Securestorm Ltd.) will endeavour in our business dealings to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant"


Securestorm not only acknowledges this agreement as an initiative but also holds these values deep within the company culture and origins. In fact, Securestorm Co-founder & CTO, Tony Richards served in the armed forces before making his mark on the Cloud & Cyber Security domains as an industry leader & strategist, especially working alongside and solving challenges for Public Sector organisations like the Ministry of Justice, Youth Justice Board, Supreme Court, and GDS, to name a few.

Showing Commitment & Support in Our Actions

As part of our on-going commitment we particularly seek to support the employment of veterans young and old, through actively targeting veterans in employment campaigns, actively supporting industry training and work placement schemes and mentoring veterans within the industry.


"We (Securestorm Ltd.) recognise the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business"


Drawing from our expertise and specialism in the security field and using our partnership with organisations like Amazon Web Services, we are able to contribute to important schemes like the AWS Re:Start. We recently hired and mentored a young veteran who is now on the path to becoming a Cyber Security Consultant. Along the way, he recieved regular support, technical training and qualifications, customer facing experience and an all important work contract from Securestorm. You can read about his journey below:

'A Veterans Journey to Civilan Life'

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Tony Richards, commented "With years of experience in the army as well as working in a trending industry, my team and I are able to provide the 'right' nurturing and 'balanced' mentorship required to help the members of Armed Forces pick up and apply new skills suited to them as well as transition back to civilian life. We have already seen some great success in our involvement and we will continually do so in all our future endeavours".

We also take this opportunity to encourage other organisations and associates in our community to support and take up this cause of supporting the AFC. This goes beyond getting veterans back to normal life as the industry needs to recognize what they have to offer. There is a big opportunity to fully develop veterans’ skills and train them to be specialists in order to meet the rising national skills shortage in technology, particularly the vast field of Cyber and Cloud Security.

For more information on our involvement with the AFC or opportunities for Armed Forces, please get in touch with us on enquiries@securestorm.com. Don't forget to visit our other helpful content and handy resources:

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