Morphisec Launches Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship Program
BE’ER SHEVA, ISRAEL, October 30, 2017 – Morphisec, the leader in Moving Target Defense-based cybersecurity, today announced the launch of their Women In Cybersecurity Scholarship Program. The company is offering three scholarships for female students enrolled or enrolling in cybersecurity-related studies to encourage and support young women exploring a career in this field.
The program was initiated by Morphisec’s VP of Product Netta Schmeidler and she serves as chairperson of the scholarship committee. “Cybersecurity is a great career for women. The work is demanding and fast-paced but inherently flexible as to work day structure as well as types of work available: from deep research to sales, marketing and high level management,” says Schmeidler. “And the industry needs more women. Their diverse voices, viewpoints, and opinions help drive innovation, improvement and resilience.”
The program launch coincides with the 14th annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a joint initiative of the DHS and the National Cyber Security Alliance. This year, for the first time, it focuses not just on awareness of cybersecurity issues and staying safe, but encouraging students to explore cybersecurity careers.
“Women are severely underrepresented in the field of cybersecurity to the detriment, we believe, of the industry as a whole,” says Morphisec CEO Ronen Yehoshua. “Morphisec would not be on the growth and innovation trajectory it is today without Netta and the other amazing women on our team.”
Current scholarship opportunities are open to female students studying for degrees in Cyber Security, Information Assurance, Information Security, Information Systems Security and other sub-disciplines of Computer Science. Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited college or university during the 2017-2018 academic school year and be citizens or permanent legal residents of either Israel or the Unites States. Scholarships will be awarded in the following amounts:
- 1st Place – $2,500
- 2nd Place – $1,500
- 3rd Place – $1,000
The first place awardee will also receive an online coaching session on strategies to overcome obstacles women often meet in cybersecurity roles.
Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2017, through May 15, 2018. The form and instructions are available on the Morphisec website. There is no fee to apply.
Morphisec delivers pioneering endpoint security solutions that provide real-time protection against the most advanced cyberattacks of today and unknown threats of tomorrow. Our patented Moving Target Defense technology prevents threats others can’t, including APTs, zero-days, ransomware, evasive fileless attacks and web-borne exploits. Morphisec provides a crucial, small-footprint memory-defense layer that easily deploys into a company’s existing security infrastructure to form a simple, highly effective, cost-efficient prevention stack. Our disruptive and powerful value proposition has earned us the trust of our customers and recognition in the field, such as Gartner Cool Vendor and the People’s Choice Award from PwC.
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