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InfoSec Institute Announces 2018 Cybersecurity Scholarship Recipients

September 25, 2018

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 25, 2018--InfoSec Institute today announced winners and finalists of its 2018 Cybersecurity Scholarship Program, a new initiative designed to grow awareness of the widening cybersecurity skills and diversity gap. After receiving an overwhelming amount of qualified applicants, the company grew the program from $50,000 to $130,000 in available awards.

“After reviewing candidate applications and reading their stories, we couldn’t possibly select just four recipients,” said Jack Koziol, InfoSec Institute Founder and CEO. “There are thousands of unfilled cybersecurity positions, and this year’s scholarship recipients are exactly the type of new talent we need to fill the growing skills gap. We’re confident our InfoSec Institute boot camps will give them the skills they need to jump-start their cybersecurity careers.”

This year’s scholarship winners and finalists are:

Winner: Nikita Dia Finalist: Sarah Oswald Finalist: Jacquelienne Johnson

Winner: Chanel Hicks Finalist: Derrick Som Finalist: Michael Odesola

Winner: Nicholas Barrett Finalist: Matthew Shuter Finalist: Kevin Wolf

Winner: Jion Yi Finalist: Neishanyelik Vázquez Finalist: Tanner Wilson

Scholarship recipients receive free enrollment into each of the following award-winning training boot camps to jump start their cybersecurity careers. Winners in each category also receive free certification exam vouchers:

Network+ Flex Pro Boot Camp Security+ Flex Pro Boot Camp Specialization course (student’s choice of one additional online course)

About InfoSec Institute

InfoSec Institute fortifies organizations of all sizes against security threats with its award-winning security education solutions. Recognizing cybersecurity is everyone’s job, the company provides skills training and certification prep courses for security professionals while building workforce security aptitude through awareness training and phishing simulations. InfoSec Institute is a Training Industry “Top 20 IT Training Company,” a Gold Winner in Info Security Products Guide’s Global Excellence Awards for Security Training & Education and a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training.

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CONTACT: InfoSec Institute

Kristin Zurovitch, Director of Corporate Communications

kristin.zurovitch@infosecinstitute.com

(608) 960-7337

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA WISCONSIN

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY TRAINING

SOURCE: InfoSec Institute

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