HP, in association with Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), has announced 15 winning recipients of the 2015 Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS).
With this, HP’s contributions to the SWSIS program strengthen its commitment to supporting women on the front lines of IT security through 2015 Scholarship Funding and hands-on internship opportunities.
“Cybercrime, and its financial and reputational damage, will only increase as our adversaries evolve and continue to outpace the industry,” said Art Gilliland, senior VP and GM, Enterprise Security Products, HP. “To stay ahead we must inspire a new generation of talent to enter the IT security field, and HP is committed to providing support for women in particular through programs such as SWSIS to ensure a diverse group of students acquire the skills needed to address this evolving threat landscape.”
In addition, HP also committed a $250,000 grant to the SWSIS scholarship program, to be distributed to winners over four years.
Together, HP, ACSA and CRA-W have funded scholarships for undergraduates and masters’ degree candidates from 13 colleges and universities across the United States. These universities include California State University, Dominguez Hills, Kentucky State University, Marshall University, Michigan State University, Pennsylvania State University, Stony Brook University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland at College Park, University of Washington, Tacoma and a few more.
“There is so much opportunity to pursue a career in the security field, and it’s great to see that HP and ASCA are encouraging more women to go down this path,” said Brooke Young, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. “I look forward to starting the new academic year with their support, and continuing to explore new security challenges.”
More details about the SWSIS scholarship, click this link.