KnowBe4 partners with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to bolster women in cybersecurity
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it is partnering with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to launch a Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship for the second, consecutive year.
The KnowBe4 Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship will offer $10,000 to be applied to tuition, fees, books and required electronics for the recipient. An (ISC)2 Certification Education Package that includes a certification exam voucher, a study course and other materials, practice exams and one year of membership dues paid is also part of this scholarship program. The application period will close on Feb. 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
“KnowBe4’s international team comes together from a wide array of demographics and backgrounds, and we are excited to launch this scholarship to help further support women in the cybersecurity industry,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “Our staff is nearly 50% women, and we want to continue building women up and giving them new resources to enter this growing industry. We look forward to once again partnering with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to offer this scholarship to a deserving applicant.”
“Only 11% of the cybersecurity workforce is female,” said Patrick Craven, director of the Center. “Our community needs more leading companies like KnowBe4 that are willing to invest in the future of cybersecurity and the future of women in Tampa Bay.”
For more information on and to apply for the KnowBe4 Women in Cybersecurity Scholarship program administered by the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, visit https://iamcybersafe.org/s/knowbe4-womens-cyber-scholarships-.
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 35,000 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 the 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 award-winning educational programs, scholarships, and research. Visit www.IAmCyberSafe.org to learn more.