The cybersecurity skill shortage is a growing crisis facing organizations across the globe. A recent research report by Cybersecurity Ventures estimates there are 350,000 open cybersecurity positions in the U.S. today, and predict a global deficit of 3.5 million cyber security jobs by 2021. InfoSec Institute launched its Cybersecurity Scholarship Program in 2018 to help close this growing security skills gap and encourage new talent to join the industry.
The InfoSec Institute Cybersecurity Scholarship Program awards over $50,000 in training courses to four recipients each year. Valued at $12,600 each, the scholarships guide aspiring security professionals through a progressive career path. Scholarships target underrepresented groups in cybersecurity, and include certification exam vouchers to give recipients the skills, credentials and experience needed to secure a professional-level cybersecurity position. Selection criteria varies by scholarship, but exclusively focuses on those seeking a career in cybersecurity. Available scholarships include:
Recipients will receive free enrollment into each of the following award-winning training boot camps:
Applications for the 2018 InfoSec Institute Cybersecurity Scholarship Program are due August 31, 2018. Click the links listed above to apply.