Today, T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm and ISE® Talent, an information security recruiting firm specializing in executive-level searches as well as high-demand industry skill-sets and specialization announced that they will be offering two undergraduates scholarships for the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP). The Marci McCarthy Cybersecurity Certification Scholarship Program provides $5,000 over a two-year period to help talented women and minority students advance in cybersecurity and obtain professional certifications via CompTIA.
The Marci McCarthy Cybersecurity Certification Scholarship Program recognizes the highest achieving Female, Veteran, African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian Pacific, Asian Indian or sub-Saharan African and ICMCP members who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers to include cybersecurity, digital forensics, and information assurance. This marks the third year that the scholarship will be awarded.
“On behalf of the deserving students whose lives will be changed by the generosity of Marci McCarthy and our other gracious sponsors, we are extremely thankful and deeply indebted. The outpouring of support and donations we’ve received from industry thought leaders like Marci McCarthy who are committed to addressing cybersecurity diversity issues have been truly humbling. We look forward to having Marci present her scholarship award to two well-deserving student applicants at the ICMCP’s 3rd Annual National Conference of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals in Atlanta, Georgia September 17-19, 2018,” said ICMCP co-founder and president, Aric Perminter.
Further enhancing Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr.’s (D-GA 4th Congressional District) congressional citation where he designated March 13, 2012 as “Marci McCarthy Day,” this scholarship was created to honor Marci’s overall work in fostering greater professionalism in the IT security industry as well as recognize her efforts of the advancement of cyberspace protection in the private and public sectors.
“Too many times, the expense of higher education and industry certifications is a roadblock for someone looking to take that next step in reaching their career goals. It is my hope, that by offering these scholarships, the roadblock will start to be removed, the doors of opportunities will open, and will ultimately help employers make strides in hiring the qualified talent and for us to have a meaningful representation of women and minorities working in the cybersecurity industry overall,” said Marci McCarthy, CEO & President of T.E.N. and CEO & Chairman of ISE® Talent.
To apply applicants must be:
- Female, Veteran, African American, Hispanic American, Native American, Asian Pacific, Asian Indian or sub-Saharan African active ICMCP Members
- U.S. citizens or permanent residents
- Active as a volunteer on one or more ICMCP Committees
ICMCP Scholarship Application Information: https://icmcp.org/programs/educational-funding/
T.E.N., a national technology and security executive marketing and networking organization, facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solutions providers in the cybersecurity industry. Nominated for numerous industry awards, T.E.N.’s executive leadership programs enable information exchange, collaboration and decision-making opportunities for Information Security Executives and cybersecurity solution providers alike. Its flagship program, the nationally-acclaimed Information Security Executive® (ISE®) of the Year Program Series and Awards, is North America’s largest leadership recognition and networking program for security professionals. T.E.N. delivers ISE® Private Dinners across 42 major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada to create even more opportunities for Information Security Executives, professionals and security solution providers to Connect, Collaborate, and Celebrate. For information, visit http://www.ten-inc.com.
About ISE® Talent
ISE® Talent specializes in executive-level searches as well as high-demand industry skill-sets and specializations. ISE® Talent also puts an emphasis on emerging specializations, and critical security skill sets that translate across all industry verticals. More than just a search firm, ISE® Talent serves as a trusted partner in identifying, evaluating, recruiting, and presenting top level candidates that fit our clients’ unique requirements. A 100% woman-owned business, ISE® Talent is a division of T.E.N., the leading national technology and security executive networking firm that facilitates peer-to-peer relationships between top executives, industry visionaries and solution providers.
Learn more about ISE® Talent by visiting http://www.isetalent.com
The ICMCP, launched in 2014, is a volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit organization. ICMCP is working to bridge the minority gap in the cybersecurity sector by providing scholarship opportunities, technical training programs, innovative outreach, mentoring and networking programs targeting women and minority cybersecurity professionals worldwide and by promoting academic and technical excellence in the industry.
More information on the ICMCP 3rd Annual National Conference of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals in Atlanta, Georgia September 17-19, 2018:
To register: http://conference.icmcp.org/