Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) October 24, 2013
The (ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”) Foundation, the nonprofit charitable trust of (ISC)², today announced the inaugural recipients of the 2013 U.S.A. Cyber Warrior Scholarship, a program developed in partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton to help close the cyber security workforce gap by providing career training to qualified veterans who served in the United States military.
2013 U.S.A. Cyber Warrior Scholarship recipients include - Brian Eighmey, Temecula, CA; Bryan Johnson, Midvale, UT; Regina Porter, Chesapeake, VA; Jacob Schreiber, Owens Cross Roads, AL; Eric Shaver II, Crossville, TN; and Jacobo Soriano, Fayetteville, NC.
The Cyber Warrior Scholarship program, designed to ease veterans’ transition back to the civilian workforce, underwrites all the expenses associated with the pursuit of one of four (ISC)2 cyber certifications – to include training, textbooks, mobile study materials, certification testing, and the first year of certification maintenance fees. Awardees will earn one of the following certifications: the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®) or Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) (or Associate of (ISC)²).
“The 2013 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study, conducted by Frost & Sullivan in partnership with the (ISC)2 Foundation and Booz Allen, revealed a significant widening of the gap between demand for and supply of cyber security workers,” said Julie Peeler, director of the (ISC)² Foundation. “U.S. veterans who are returning to the civilian workforce provide a viable pool of motivated, intelligent professionals with a solid work ethic. The scholarship opens doors for individual veterans while at the same time helps to fill the collective gap in the workforce.”
“Veterans have performed tasks in the military that, with additional training, can lead to successful cyber and information security careers,” said Booz Allen Principal Tony Urbanovich, a member of the scholarship application review committee. “Servicemen and women transitioning to the civilian workforce represent a large cohort of motivated professionals with admirable core values. Booz Allen is proud to partner with the (ISC)2® Foundation to support our veterans and our industry.”
For more information about the U.S.A. Cyber Warrior scholarship program, please visit: https://www.isc2cares.org/Scholarships/.
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