Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2013
The (ISC)2® (“ISC-squared”) Foundation, the nonprofit charitable trust of (ISC)², today announced the recipient of its Harold (“Hal”) F. Tipton Memorial Scholarship: Christopher Goes, undergraduate student at the University of Idaho. The Tipton Scholar is selected annually from among the recipients of the (ISC)2 Undergraduate Scholarships.
The Harold F. Tipton Memorial Scholarship was introduced in 2012 to provide enthusiastic, passionate, and aspiring information security professionals with a pathway into the information security profession. The scholarship was named after the late information security industry pioneer and (ISC)² co-founder, and was established through the support of (ISC)² members and CRC Press and their Taylor & Francis Group. Often referred to as “the grandfather of the CISSP,” Hal’s work with (ISC)² as its CBK® committee chair, past president, chief instructor, and ambassador, was integral to the formation of (ISC)² and the information security profession.
“My passion for information security began when I witnessed cyberbullying as a young child,” said Goes. “This, coupled with my desire to be a part of a dynamic community, has solidified my interest in the security field. I’m working toward completing a master's degree in computer science before pursuing my CISSP certification, which will hopefully enable me to reach my goal of working as a penetration tester. To be awarded the Hal Tipton Scholarship is an incredible honor, as it not only allows me to continue following my passion, but gives me the inspiration to do so, as well.”
The (ISC)² Foundation Scholarship Committee selected Mr. Goes as the recipient of the Harold F. Tipton Memorial Scholarship for his engagement in and passion for the information security field coupled with an outstanding academic record. Goes is currently an undergraduate at the University of Idaho and this summer, he authored a white paper on the need for Internet safety education and the importance of educating children – a major initiative of the (ISC)² Foundation’s Safe and Secure Online Program. Additionally, Goes obtained his Cisco CCNA certification at the age of seventeen, further emphasizing his enthusiasm for a long and successful career in information security.
“Christopher’s passion and enthusiasm for information security made him the ideal candidate to receive the first Tipton Scholarship,” said Julie Peeler, director, (ISC)² Foundation. “His efforts support (ISC)²’s emphasis on the importance of building a skilled, qualified workforce for the future. On behalf of (ISC)², I congratulate Christopher on this outstanding accomplishment, and look forward to his bright future.”
Undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students all have the opportunity to build stable careers in the field of information security through the (ISC)² Foundation’s Information Security Scholarship Program. The scholarship application period for 2014 opens on January 2, 2014. The deadline for students and faculty to submit a completed application is 12:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.isc2cares.org/scholarships.
About the (ISC)2® Foundation
The (ISC)2 Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust that aims to make the cyber world safer for everyone by supporting cyber security education and awareness in the community through its programs and the efforts of its members. Through the (ISC)2 Foundation, (ISC)2’s global membership of over 93,000 information and software security professionals seek to ensure that children everywhere have a positive, productive, and safe experience online, to spur the development of the next generation of cyber security professionals, and to illuminate major issues facing the industry now and in the future. For more information, please visit http://www.isc2cares.org.
(ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 93,000 members in more than 135 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²’s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at http://www.isc2.org.
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