Flemington, NJ (PRWEB) July 17, 2015
The Executive Women’s Forum (EWF) and Black Hat are pleased to announce the launch of the Future Female Leaders Scholarship Program. This program will award 50 scholarships to attend Black Hat USA 2015 on August 1-6, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The scholarship program supports the EWF’s mission to attract, retain and advance women in the Information Security, IT Risk Management and Privacy industries.
“As we strive to minimize the gender gap among InfoSec professionals and develop the next generation of female leaders, our hope is to give students the opportunity to learn, network, and collaborate with the industry’s brightest minds” says Joyce Brocaglia, CEO of Alta Associates and Founder of the EWF.
Complimentary academic passes will be awarded to female university students who demonstrate a passion for Information Security as well as a proven history of related experience and coursework. Each academic pass allows full access to all Black Hat Briefings on Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6.
The Executive Women’s Forum will be represented at Black Hat USA 2015. The EWF invites all women attending Black Hat USA 2015 to the EWF Meet & Greet on August 5, 2015 at 12:30 pm to engage and connect with the brightest minds and most dynamic personalities - the women in Information Security. Registration is required: http://www.ewf-usa.com. The EWF and Alta Associates will also have an exhibitor booth #BHB5 at the Black Hat USA 2015.
About the EWF
Founded in 2002, the Executive Women's Forum is the largest member organization serving emerging leaders as well as the most prominent and influential female executives in the Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy industries. For more information, visit: http://www.ewf-usa.com.
About Alta Associates
Founded in 1986 Alta Associates is the most prominent, experienced and successful boutique executive search firm specializing in Information Security, IT Risk Management, GRC and Privacy. Alta is recognized for their deep industry understanding and their ability to attract and deliver top tier executives and the teams that support them. For more information, visit: http://www.altaassociates.com
About Black Hat
For more than 17 years, Black Hat has provided attendees with the very latest in information security research, development, and trends. These high-profile global events and trainings are driven by the needs of the security community, striving to bring together the best minds in the industry. Black Hat inspires professionals at all career levels, encouraging growth and collaboration among academia, world-class researchers, and leaders in the public and private sectors. Black Hat Briefings and Trainings are held annually in the United States, Europe and Asia, and are produced by UBM Tech. More information is available at: http://www.blackhat.com.