PhishLabs, a leading provider of security awareness training and anti-phishing solutions for enterprises, has announced the launch of a new ‘Future of Cybersecurity’ Scholarship Program.
The aim of the scholarship program is to help talented individuals further their studies in the field of cybersecurity, one of the most in demand areas of the IT industry. There is currently a major shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals and many positions remain unfilled. By 2021, there are expected to be more than 3.5 million cybersecurity positions unfilled due to the high demand for skilled staff and a shortage of students entering the field.
With high demand for skilled staff and no sign of cyberattacks abating, students’ interest in cybersecurity needs to be encouraged.
That is where the Future of Cybersecurity Scholarship Program will help. PhishLabs has committed to provide an award of $500 to a single student each year to help further their education in the field of cybersecurity.
To be eligible to receive the award, applicants must currently be attending college and need to be studying for a degree in a field related to cybersecurity. The award program is limited to students based in the United States who are legal permanent residents, and the award must be used towards the recipient’s education in the field of cybersecurity. The Future of Cybersecurity Scholarship Program is available to undergraduate and graduate school applicants.
Applicants will be required to send a short (1-2 minute) video explaining the importance of cybersecurity in today’s world and should provide an interesting snippet of information about themselves in the video. They will also be required to submit their resume with their application.
The deadline for applications for the first award is May 31, 2018. Videos and resumes should be sent to PhishLabs via email at [email protected].
The first award will be announced on June 30, 2018. Full terms and conditions can be obtained from PhishLabs.