Infosec Awards $120,000 in Security Education Scholarships to Help Close Cyber Skills and Diversity Gap 

Infosec today announced 12 recipients of the 2021 Infosec Accelerate Scholarship. Established in 2018 to encourage new talent to join the cybersecurity industry and close the growing skills gap, the program awards lifetime access to Infosec Skills to help recipients launch and advance their cybersecurity careers. 

2021 Infosec Accelerate Scholarship winners are: 

Infosec Accelerate Women Scholarship 

  • Rachel Jones
  • Edelia McDaniel
  • Oriana Lau

Infosec Accelerate BIPOC Scholarship 

  • La’Neyshia Drew
  • Armaan Kapoor
  • Jorge Almengor

Infosec Accelerate Military and Veteran Scholarship 

  • Ryan Bardes
  • Ryan Gordon
  • Hugh Shepherd

Infosec Accelerate LGBTQI+ Scholarship 

  • Steff Allen

Infosec Accelerate Undergraduate Scholarship 

  • Olivia Galluci
  • Tyson Rhodes
  • Chanthea Quinland

Infosec’s technical skill development platform, Infosec Skills, includes over 1,200 resources to assess teams and close skills gaps with hands-on cyber ranges, projects and courses. Scholarship recipients have access to the newly released Infosec Skills cyber range, where cyber professionals can learn to defend against MITRE ATT&CK® Matrix for Enterprise tactics and techniques, perform penetration tests and write secure code hands-on. Labs inside the cyber ranges guide learners through realistic scenarios inside the operating environments they’d encounter on the job — with clear learning objectives and actionable lessons.

Scholarship recipients will also receive complimentary access to the Infosec Inspire User Conference, where they will be recognized. The only virtual event of its kind, Inspire is hyper-focused on building a culture of security — equipping cybersecurity leaders with knowledge and insights to develop employee cyber skills, strengthen security awareness and make a lasting impact. Learn more about Infosec Inspire here.

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