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HPE Awards 24 Info Security Scholarships

Along with Applied Computer Security Associates and CRA-W, HPE has chosen 24 women studying information security to receive scholarships.

April 20, 2016

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), in collaboration with Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and the Computing Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), today announced 16 new recipients and 8 continuing recipients of the 2016 Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS).

Now in its third year of funding by HPE, the scholarship program has supported 46 collegiate women working to join the growing security industry, which is faced with a significant talent gap. In fact, the lack of access to skilled security resources was the number one concern of Security Operations Center leaders interviewed in a 2016 report from HPE.1 This ongoing scholarship reinforces the company’s dedication to addressing that challenge by supporting talented women interested in building a career in IT security through academic funding and hands-on internship opportunities.

"In today’s digital economy, organizations must invest in the expert resources needed to protect their most critical assets and stay ahead of increasingly sophisticated cybercriminals,” said Sue Barsamian (@suebarsamian), senior vice president and general manager, HPE Security Products, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “The women receiving this year’s SWSIS scholarships represent the future leaders of our industry and our commitment to proactively foster diversity, passion, and expertise to succeed against adversaries.”

While the volume and cost of enterprise security breaches rise2, security and business leaders struggle to fill positions that allow them to better defend and protect their organizations.3 HPE is committed to doing its part to address these industry-wide challenges by providing resources in support of both education and training initiatives. To simultaneously ensure diversity, as women only represent ten percent of the information security workforce, 4 HPE committed a $250,000 four-year grant to the SWSIS scholarship program, initiated in 2014.

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