Exabeam announced the Exabeam Cybersecurity Scholarship Program, an initiative designed to support the next generation of professionals in pursuing an education and career in the security field. Exabeam said it is looking to invest in students who are passionate about addressing the cybersecurity challenges of the future and possess the curiosity to pursue innovative solutions.

“We are pleased to launch the Exabeam Cybersecurity Scholarship Program to recognize the exceptional and diverse talents of students who are exploring the possibilities of a career in cybersecurity,” said Nir Polak, CEO, Exabeam. “Reflecting on my own journey, the opportunities that promoted my passion and interest in this discipline ultimately led to the founding of Exabeam. To sustain progress in defending cyberthreats, address the ongoing cybersecurity labor shortage, and drive our industry into the future, we must all work to cultivate the next generation of talent.”

The program awards a total of $8,000 to three winning applicants. To participate, applicants must submit academic transcripts along with either a 600- to 1,000-word essay or a 5-minute video between March 1 and June 30, 2020 that answers one of three security-related questions:

  1. How would you go about making U.S. elections safer?
  2. How would you protect user privacy and security on social media platforms?
  3. Do you think your generation is more or less secure than your parents’ generation, and why?

Potential winners will be selected based on a combination of originality and creativity and grade point average. Exabeam will publish winning essays and videos on its website and promote on social channels.

The Exabeam Cybersecurity Scholarship Program is one prong in a multi-faceted practice that Exabeam has created to focus on education, information sharing and diversity to develop more cybersecurity leaders.

The Exabeam Cybersecurity Scholarship Program is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 16 years of age or older at the time of application and who are currently enrolled (or have been accepted to enroll) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (e.g., college or university) with a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.exabeam.com/scholarship/.