KnowBe4 partners with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to help further global diversity and education in cybersecurity
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has partnered with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education for the KnowBe4 Women of Colour in Cybersecurity (South Africa) Scholarship.
The recipient of this award will receive a 110,000 ZAR scholarship to be applied to tuition, fees, books and required electronics and up to 31,900 ZAR may be applied to on-campus housing. This is a one-time award and students may reapply each year in the future to be considered for another scholarship. Applicants will be scored in three categories: passion, merit and financial need.
“KnowBe4 is proud to offer our KnowBe4 Women of Colour in Cybersecurity Scholarship for the second consecutive year,” said Kelly Barrena, VP of global talent brand and outreach, KnowBe4. “This scholarship provides an opportunity to diversify the cybersecurity workforce in South Africa among women and will help support the academic needs and goals of a deserving student. We look forward to reviewing applications and selecting a recipient.”
The application period is now open and closes on September 18, 2023. For more information on and to apply for the KnowBe4 Women of Colour in Cybersecurity (South Africa) Scholarship administered by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, visit https://www.iamcybersafe.org/s/knowbe4-women-of-colour-south-africa.
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 60,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as their last line of defense.
About Center for Cyber Safety and Education
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center), is a non-profit charitable trust 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. Visit www.IAmCyberSafe.org.