KnowBe4, provider of security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced it is partnering with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to launch a Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship for the second, consecutive year.
The KnowBe4 Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship will offer $10,000 to be applied to tuition, fees, books and required electronics for the recipient. An (ISC)2 Certification Education Package that includes a certification exam voucher, a study course and other materials, practice exams and one year of membership dues paid is also part of this scholarship program. The application period will close on Feb. 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
"KnowBe4's international team comes together from a wide array of demographics and backgrounds, and we are excited to launch this scholarship to help further support women in the cybersecurity industry," said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. "Our staff is nearly 50% women, and we want to continue building women up and giving them new resources to enter this growing industry. We look forward to once again partnering with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to offer this scholarship to a deserving applicant."
"Only 11% of the cybersecurity workforce is female," said Patrick Craven, director of the Center. "Our community needs more... companies... that are willing to invest in the future of cybersecurity and the future of women in Tampa Bay."
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-.