ICMCP Announces Cybersecurity Educational Scholarship Award Provided by Conventus Corporation

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Award Provides $5,000 for Selected ICMCP Member Student Over 2 Years for Undergraduate Degree Program

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The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP), has announced that Conventus Corporation has provided an undergraduate scholarship with the goal of strengthening a diverse cyber workforce. The Conventus Cybersecurity Educational Scholarship assists talented women and underrepresented minorities advance their cybersecurity education. The award provides $5,000 for selected students over 2 years in their undergraduate degree programs.

This year’s recipient is Blessing Leonard, a student at the University of Baltimore studying for a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Information Technology. Ms. Leonard was awarded the scholarship at the ICMCP National Conference on March 16, 2017. “This incredible scholarship will further my goal of pursuing a graduate degree,” said Ms. Leonard. “It also ensures that I am graduating with an in-depth knowledge of the cybersecurity industry to join in the fight against cyber-attacks, and to encourage other females interested in cybersecurity. Thank you for this great opportunity!”

A 501(c)(3) organization, ICMCP was launched in 2014 to help bridge the ‘great minority cyber divide’ resulting from the ongoing under-representation of women and other minorities in the fast-growing field of cyber security. Through partnerships and support from organizations like Conventus Corporation, ICMCP aims to tackle this divide with scholarship opportunities, technical training programs, mentoring and networking programs targeting women and other major minority groups' cybersecurity professionals worldwide.

“We at Conventus believe great progress can be made one person at a time, and are pleased to provide support for professional development through this scholarship. We’re proud to work with such a stellar organization that addresses the diversity gap with initiatives to attract, retain and promote women and minorities in the cyber landscape,” said Sarah Isaacs, Managing Partner at Conventus.

Devon Bryan, Founder of ICMCP commented, “It is encouraging to have companies like Conventus working with ICMCP to help advance women and minorities in cybersecurity.” Mr. Bryan continued, “We commend Sarah and Conventus for their commitment to helping gifted female and minority youth and professionals progress in the cyber security field. Their dedication and commitment to advancing these underrepresented talent bases is admirable and will not only make opportunities available for all students but ultimately strengthen the security of our nation.”

The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It began official operations in September 2014 and is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, to provide members with educational/technical scholarships, mentoring opportunities, professional development and networking opportunities. For more information or to become a sponsor, please visit https://icmcp.org, follow @ICMCP_ORG on Twitter or visit the ICMCP LinkedIn page.

About Conventus
Conventus is a cyber security software company with an accomplished track record of assisting enterprises with complex InfoSec projects and providing the visibility needed to track and reduce risk.

Conventus’ NorthStar platform is an agentless security intelligence tool that enables organizations to better understand the scope of what they are protecting by leveraging data from their existing security and enterprise tools. Providing true continuous auditing and monitoring with near real-time and historical tracking of what things are - the state - as opposed to what they are doing - the activity, we give organizations seeking a single source of authority to provide all information for assets, exposures and privileges across their environment and have it be current, accurate, and complete. For more information, please visit http://www.conventus.com.

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