Given the shortage of women in cybersecurity, it’s important to support goodwill initiatives, such as this new scholarship program, that are focused on bringing more women into this field -Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4
TAMPA BAY, Fla. (PRWEB) September 16, 2019
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has partnered with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to launch a Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship.
The KnowBe4 Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship will offer $10,000 to be applied to tuition, fees and books for the recipient. A three-month paid internship with KnowBe4, located in Clearwater, FL, to take place May 19 – August 7, 2020 is also part of the scholarship program. The application period will close on November 25, 2019 at 12:00 noon EST.
“Given the shortage of women in cybersecurity, it’s important to support goodwill initiatives, such as this new scholarship program, that are focused on bringing more women into this field,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “Partnering with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education was a perfect match for us because they’re already doing great work in the community to foster a security culture with more women included as evidenced by their Women’s Scholarship program.”
“We are very excited to be partnering with KnowBe4 to not only provide a significant college scholarship, but to assure that the winner will receive practical real-life experience with the paid summer internship,” said Patrick Craven, director, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. “Both are vital to keep up with the fast paced and changing world of cybersecurity. This opportunity is going to be life-changing for this person.”
For more information on and to apply for the KnowBe4 Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship program administered by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, visit https://iamcybersafe.org/s/knowbe4-womens-cyber-scholarships-.
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 28,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense.
Number 161 on the 2019 Inc. 500 list, #34 on 2018 Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and #2 in Cybersecurity Ventures Cybersecurity 500. KnowBe4 is headquartered in Tampa Bay, Florida with European offices in England, the Netherlands, Germany and offices in Brazil, Australia, Japan, South Africa and Singapore.
About Center for Cyber Safety and Education
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center), is a non-profit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. The Center works to ensure that people across the globe have a positive and safe experience online through their educational programs, scholarships, and research. Visit http://www.IAmCyberSafe.org.