Women in cybersecurity: scholarship program launched

News | 31.01.2018

The ISC Cybersecurity Scolarship Program is implemented by the Cybersecurity and Education Center. With the global labor shortage in cybersecurity and the lack of representation of women in this field (only 10%), this program was created in order to attract more women to cybersecurity. In total, ISC and the Center for Cybersecurity and Education have allocated more than $ 1 million in cybersecurity scholarships.

"By this program, we want to inspire more women to build an interesting career in cybersecurity," said Patrick Craven, director of the Center for Security and Education in Cybernetics. "I look forward to rewarding worthy students with the financial help they need to realize their dreams."

The Center evaluates candidates based on academic excellence, passion for the industry and financial needs. Since 2011, the Women's Scolarship Program (ISC) had a positive impact:

"It was such an honor for me to receive this scholarship," said Ai Nguyen (USA). "This reduced the financial burden on my parents, and also allowed me to work less and have more time to focus on studying security. Getting this scholarship makes me believe that my hard work has really paid off, and there are so many people who still care about students, especially about women's education and success. I will definitely try my best to apply what I got, and spend all my time on the computer science community. "

"I am extremely grateful to ISC and the Cybersecurity and Education Center for choosing me for this prestigious scholarship," said Aventika Ramesh (USA). "My classes would not be possible without the generous support of fellows, such as ISC and the Center for Cybersecurity and Education."

"Being in the information security community for more than four years, I have always followed events and seminars around the world," said Mudita Khurana (India). "I am very grateful to them for giving me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in information security."

For more information about the ISC scholarship program, look to the page.