Luta Security Sponsors Four Scholarships for Women Pursuing Cybersecurity Careers
We are excited to announce that Luta Security is sponsoring Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA)’s Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) program, which aims to increase the number of women in information security by providing scholarships to women pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees in cybersecurity or related fields. We are sponsoring four scholarships of $5,000 each this year.
Given the world’s increasing reliance on connected technologies, growing the cybersecurity workforce is critical to consumer and national security. Women are significantly underrepresented in this field, and it is crucial to have diverse perspectives to mitigate the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape better. The SWSIS scholarship program seeks to address this gender gap and encourage more women to choose careers in this growing and complex industry.
“As an industry and individuals, we must do a better job of encouraging historically underrepresented groups to join the cybersecurity workforce. I’m honored to be able to help more women pursue careers in security and make meaningful progress in eliminating the gender gap in our field. I look forward to learning about this year’s talented group of SWSIS scholars and seeing how they will help advance cybersecurity in the future,” said Katie Moussouris, founder and CEO of Luta Security.
"ACSA is honored by Luta Security's support for the SWSIS program. The SWSIS Scholars are uniformly talented women who will make contributions over the coming years and decades to cybersecurity. We're proud to support women attending well-known and less-known schools from coast to coast, from traditional students to those starting second careers, with plans to earn degrees and work in industry, government, and academia,” said Jeremy Epstein, founder/director of Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security, ACSA Inc.
This year’s list of SWSIS scholarship recipients will be available soon at: https://cra.org/cra-wp/scholarships-and-awards/scholarships/swsis and https://twitter.com/swsissec.
ACSA founded the SWSIS scholarship program in 2011 and, in 2014, started working with Computing Research Association Widening Participation to lead the selection process. To date, 138 women studying information security have received SWSIS scholarships. The scholarships cover tuition, fees, and other educational expenses, making it easier for women to pursue a cybersecurity education. In addition to financial support, the program also provides mentorship and networking opportunities to help recipients succeed in their careers.
The SWSIS scholarship program is an important initiative helping to address the gender gap in computer security. Donating to this program is an easy and effective way to support women seeking careers in this important field and contribute to a more secure digital world. To learn more and donate to the SWSIS scholarship program, visit www.swsis.org.