InfoSec Institute Announces 2018 Cybersecurity Scholarship Recipients

September 24, 2018

Expands Program to Over $130,000 in Training Opportunities for Aspiring Cybersecurity Pros

Infosec today announced winners and finalists of its 2018 Cybersecurity Scholarship Program, a new initiative designed to grow awareness of the widening cybersecurity skills and diversity gap. After receiving an overwhelming amount of qualified applicants, the company grew the program from $50,000 to $130,000 in available awards.

“After reviewing candidate applications and reading their stories, we couldn’t possibly select just four recipients,” said Jack Koziol, Infosec Founder and CEO. “There are thousands of unfilled cybersecurity positions, and this year’s scholarship recipients are exactly the type of new talent we need to fill the growing skills gap. We’re confident our Infosec boot camps will give them the skills they need to jump-start their cybersecurity careers.”

This year’s scholarship winners and finalists are:

Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship

  • Winner: Nikita Dia
  • Finalist: Sarah Oswald
  • Finalist: Jacquelienne Johnson

Diversity in Cybersecurity Scholarship

  • Winner: Chanel Hicks
  • Finalist: Derrick Som
  • Finalist: Michael Odesola

Military Cybersecurity Scholarship

  • Winner: Nicholas Barrett
  • Finalist: Matthew Shuter
  • Finalist: Kevin Wolf

Undergraduate Cybersecurity Scholarship

  • Winner: Jion Yi
  • Finalist: Neishanyelik Vázquez
  • Finalist: Tanner Wilson

Scholarship recipients receive free enrollment into each of the following award-winning training boot camps to jump start their cybersecurity careers. Winners in each category also receive free certification exam vouchers:

About Infosec

Infosec fortifies organizations of all sizes against security threats with its award-winning security education solutions. Recognizing cybersecurity is everyone’s job, the company provides skills training and certification prep courses for security professionals while building workforce security aptitude through awareness training and phishing simulations. Infosec is a Training Industry “Top 20 IT Training Company,” a Gold Winner in Info Security Products Guide’s Global Excellence Awards for Security Training & Education and a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training.