(ISC)2 Center for Cyber Safety and Education
now accepting applications for the SAIC CyberWarrior Scholarship
RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) is now accepting
applications for its CyberWarrior™ Scholarship. In collaboration with
(ISC)2’s nonprofit charitable trust, the Center for Cyber
Safety and Education, the scholarship program provides military veterans
with career development opportunities in order to help meet the national
need for qualified cybersecurity professionals. SAIC intends to award 10
scholarships this cycle.
“Prolonged and targeted cyberattacks directed at national
infrastructure, as well as the national defense sector and its supply
chain, remain a major threat to our country. We need more certified
cybersecurity professionals to meet and defeat these constantly evolving
threats,” said SAIC Chief Information Security Officer and retired U.S.
Army Colonel Alicia Lynch. “The SAIC CyberWarrior Scholarship helps
veterans take the steps needed to become certified cybersecurity
professionals who are ready to solve our nation’s cyber challenges.”
The SAIC CyberWarrior Scholarship program is open to U.S. military
veterans who were honorably discharged from one of the five branches of
the military prior to September 12, 2019, as well as those currently
serving as active members in the National Guard or Reserves. The
scholarships include everything the recipients need to prepare to become
certified for careers in cybersecurity, including training classes,
textbooks and materials, and exam vouchers for the (ISC)2
certification of their choice.
At the end of the training, the veterans will have enhanced
opportunities to secure cybersecurity positions that require highly
technical cyber skills, such as security analyst, security engineer,
security auditor, and security architect. The program focuses on six
(ISC)2 certifications: Certified Information Systems Security
Professional (CISSP®), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle
Professional (CSSLP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional
(CCSP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy
Practitioner (HCISPP®), Certified Authorization Professional
(CAP®), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®).
“We continuously look at ways to help meet the critical need for
workforce development in the area of cybersecurity. With a deep and
enduring commitment to our national security, our veterans are uniquely
qualified for the mission of becoming our next generation of cyber
professionals,” said Patrick Craven, Director of the Center for Cyber
Safety and Education.
The application period for this scholarship opens June 13, and will
close on Monday, August 12, 2019 at noon ET. The application and
additional details can be found on the CyberWarrior
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About Center for Cyber Safety and Education
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education is the nonprofit 501(c)(3)
charitable trust of (ISC)2, committed to making the cyber
world a safer place for everyone. The Center works to ensure that people
across the globe have a positive and safe experience online through
their educational programs, scholarships, and research. They hold the
exclusive global rights to use Garfield the Cat to teach younger
children how to be safe and secure online. Visit IAmCyberSafe.org
for more information.
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