14 Oct SAIC Presents 10 Veterans With CyberWarrior Scholarships to Enhance Their Cybersecurity Careers
In collaboration with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, SAIC’s scholarship program helps to address the need for qualified cybersecurity professionals.
RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has selected 10 veteran recipients for its CyberWarrior™ Scholarship. In collaboration with (ISC)2’s nonprofit charitable trust, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, the scholarship program provides military veterans with career development opportunities in order to help meet the national need for qualified cybersecurity professionals.
“Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the SAIC CyberWarrior Scholarship. This program strongly supports veterans with the difficult transition to civilian life by helping them to improve their already strong qualifications and assisting them in obtaining industry-recognized certifications. Their passion and dedication to the field of cybersecurity will help our nation meet and defeat cyberattacks that threaten our infrastructure, defense sector, and its supply chain,” said SAIC Chief Information Security Officer and retired U.S. Army Colonel Alicia Lynch.
The 2019 class includes:
Peter Alvarado-Ruiz, U.S. Army veteran from San Antonio, Texas
Karen Grgurich, U.S. Army veteran from Chicago, Illinois
Marylyn Harris, U.S. Army veteran from Houston, Texas
Eric Kinzie, U.S. Navy veteran from Fort Wayne, Indiana
Kimberly Moss, U.S. Army Reserve veteran from Atlanta, Georgia
Alfredo Rodriguez, U.S. Army veteran from Fort Meade, Maryland
Jeremy Rodriguez, U.S. Marines veteran from Tampa, Florida
Esther Stepansky, U.S. Army and Army National Guard veteran currently living in Israel
Jose Villalobos, U.S. Army National Guard veteran from Phoenix, Arizona
Jermaine White, U.S. Navy veteran from Clinton, Maryland
The SAIC CyberWarrior Scholarship program provides recipients with everything they need to prepare to become certified for careers in cybersecurity, including training classes, textbooks and materials, and exam vouchers for the (ISC)2 certification of their choice.
At the end of the training, the veterans will have enhanced opportunities to secure cybersecurity positions that require highly technical cyber skills, such as security analyst, security engineer, security auditor, and security architect. The program focuses on six (ISC)2 certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP®), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®).
“Through our collaboration with SAIC, we are pleased to help veterans quickly move into critical cybersecurity roles as they transition to civilian life,” said Patrick Craven, director of the Center for Cyber Safety and Education.
The 2019 CyberWarrior Scholarship recipients will be formally recognized at a presentation ceremony on October 15, at 11 a.m. ET. SAIC will be hosting the ceremony from booth #3314 at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Conference at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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About Center for Cyber Safety and Education
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable trust of (ISC)², committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. The Center works to ensure that people across the globe have a positive and safe experience online through their educational programs, scholarships, and research. They hold the exclusive global rights to use Garfield the Cat to teach younger children how to be safe and secure online. Visit IAmCyberSafe.org for more information.
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