Vienna, VA (PRWEB) September 24, 2007
The University of Fairfax President Victor Berlin announced today the establishment of the 9/11 Memorial Scholarship Fund. The University will award a 9/11 Memorial Scholarship each year to a graduate student enrolled in its MS or PhD programs who has demonstrated leadership in information security or information assurance to address the threats facing the U.S. globally.
President Victor Berlin emphasized that the first recipient of the 9/11 Memorial Scholarship will have demonstrated commitment and leadership addressing national information security priorities to protect the Nation against a future 9/11 event. Through its online degree programs, the University of Fairfax cultivates industry and government leaders capable of effectively anticipating and defending against cyber attacks. Given the nation's critical need for qualified personnel who can protect corporate information systems and the field's rapid expansion (forecast to grow by more than 2 million workers by 2008), the information security focus of the University of Fairfax is especially important.
"The dedication and the success of our students are evident even while they are still in school," said President Victor Berlin. He continued, "Our graduates clearly demonstrate how the University accomplishes its mission to provide adult learners with high quality, practitioner-oriented, graduate degree programs that develop highly effective, ethical leaders who address critical issues at the forefront of the information technology arena."
About The University of Fairfax
The University of Fairfax, an independent, non-profit online graduate university, is the first graduate institution in the U.S. with a singular focus on information security. The university is a leading provider of high quality, online graduate degree programs in information security/assurance for senior INFOSEC professionals. University of Fairfax students come from all across the nation, including Arizona, North Carolina, New York, Georgia, Virginia and Maryland. Their employers included Verizon, Lockheed Martin, System1, Wachovia, Mantech, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Department of Defense. They hold positions in areas that include IT Compliance, Enterprise Architecture, higher education, Information Security (IS) and Information Assurance (IA).
The University of Fairfax addresses the accelerating shortage of qualified information security personnel by delivering INFOSEC project-driven curricula to senior INFOSEC practitioner students through web-based technology, enabling the University to serve a national student body. The University of Fairfax faculty is comprised of senior IA practitioners who serve federal agencies, federal contractors and private-sector employers. The University enables senior IS/IA professionals to advance their careers in the information security field through its unique, accelerated Masters and PhD programs in information security while they work full-time in the field.
The University of Fairfax is headquartered in the National Capital Region
To secure your future, and to learn more about the University of Fairfax, its programs and services, please visit http://www.UniversityofFairfax.net
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