InfoSec Institute today announced winners and finalists of its 2018 Cybersecurity Scholarship Program, a new initiative designed to grow awareness of the widening cybersecurity skills and diversity gap. After receiving an overwhelming amount of qualified applicants, the company grew the program from $50,000 to $130,000 in available awards.
After reviewing candidate applications and reading their stories, we couldnt possibly select just four recipients, said Jack Koziol, InfoSec Institute Founder and CEO. There are thousands of unfilled cybersecurity positions, and this years scholarship recipients are exactly the type of new talent we need to fill the growing skills gap. Were confident our InfoSec Institute boot camps will give them the skills they need to jump-start their cybersecurity careers.
This years scholarship winners and finalists are:
- Winner: Nikita Dia
- Finalist: Sarah Oswald
- Finalist: Jacquelienne Johnson
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- Winner: Chanel Hicks
- Finalist: Derrick Som
- Finalist: Michael Odesola
- Winner: Jion Yi
- Finalist: Neishanyelik V¡zquez
- Finalist: Tanner Wilson
Scholarship recipients receive free enrollment into each of the following award-winning training boot camps to jump start their cybersecurity careers. Winners in each category also receive free certification exam vouchers:
- Network+ Flex Pro Boot Camp
- Security+ Flex Pro Boot Camp
- Specialization course (students choice of one additional online course)
About InfoSec Institute
InfoSec Institute fortifies organizations of all sizes against security threats with its award-winning security education solutions. Recognizing cybersecurity is everyones job, the company provides skills training and certification prep courses for security professionals while building workforce security aptitude through awareness training and phishing simulations. InfoSec Institute is a Training Industry Top 20 IT Training Company, a Gold Winner in Info Security Products Guides Global Excellence Awards for Security Training & Education and a Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training.