And the winner is... all the kids, parents, and teachers who will benefit from our members' expert knowledge!
The (ISC)² Foundation's Safe and Secure Online education team sent out a survey to all (ISC)² members in late October. The purpose of the survey was to gather insight from our very own cybersecurity professionals about the perils, possible or real, that children face while on the Internet. Some of the answers made common sense and some were very revealing.
With this information, we will be able to update the Safe and Secure Online program and make it more relevant to students, parents, and teachers. The idea is to make this educational program readily accessible on-demand. We will still need our volunteers to present and teach the program. So don't go anywhere!
As we move into the next phase of this update, we look forward to your continued cooperation.
(ISC)² Foundation is planning a tiered roll-out of a bigger and better Safe and Secure Online program throughout 2016. Please keep reading our eNewsletter posts and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
There are workforce shortages occurring in many high-skill industries.But no shortage could possibly be as dire as the one that is now developing within the cybersecurity profession.
Why? Because there isn't one other profession or industry that doesn't depend, in some way, shape, or form, on the cyber world. Swiping a credit card,storing company information on a cloud, or interacting with customers through an app: all of these have the possibility of being compromised.
As the 2015 Global Information Security Workforce Study revealed, there is a projected shortfall of 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals over the next five years.
(ISC)² Foundation is committed to promoting careers in cybersecurity through its scholarship programs. In 2015 alone, (ISC)² Foundation awarded almost $200,000 in scholarships including the Women's Scholarship,Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships, the Harold F. Tipton Memorial Scholarship, and the U.S.A. Cyber Warrior Scholarship among others.
Act now and be a part of the solution! Start by promoting the cybersecurity profession and mentoring students towards a career path that has many benefits, including job security. Get the word out about (ISC)² Foundation's scholarships. The difference between choosing a cybersecurity major and something else shouldn't be money.
Donate to the cause and see how your $25 or $50 donation can make a difference in the long run.
Scholarship application period is now open for Women's Scholarship. Encourage female students you may know who are interested in the cybersecurity field of study to submit their application online.
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