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Eight Female Students Awarded By Cyber Security Scholarships

By Chandan Singh 0 Comment May 29, 2017

(ISC)²® and the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education awarded eight women scholarships to help support their undergraduate and graduate student cyber security studies. (ISC)²’s sponsorship with the Centre is part of a broader initiative to allow cyber security opportunities for ladies and girls.

“By 2022 the cybersecurity workforce gap is expected to hit 1. 8 million – 2 weeks. the source of continued frustration that ladies still comprise only 11 percent of positions in the market says (ISC)² CEO David Shearer. “We can simply do better. Women give a diverse set of skills needed to build strong organizations and are well-equipped to solve the industry’s greatest challenges. We are focused on fostering opportunities for women and girls to contribute to and make a career in an active, growing field. ”

The recipients of this year’s scholarships include:

Saleema Adejumo, master’s student in security and risk management at University of Leicester, UK
Jan Buitron, doctorate of computer science student at Colorado Technical University, US
Valerie Chen, undergraduate pupil in computer science at Yale University, US
Mudita Khurana, master’s student in information security at Carnegie Mellon University, US
Ai Nguyen, undergraduate student in electrical engineering and computer science at University of California Berkley, US

Avanthika Ramesh, undergraduate student in electrical engineering, computer science and business administration at University of California Berkley, US

Serita Sergent, undergrad student in cyber security, computer science at Fresh York University, ALL OF US

Susan Wanja, masters student in cyber security technology at University of Maryland University College, US

The Center and (ISC) 2 have granted scholarships to 34 women since 2011 and Grants $175, 000 in undergraduate and graduate student cyber security scholarships annually to qualified applicants.

Source: www.securitymagazine.com

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