TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 25, 2019 — Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) will accept applications through Aug. 12 for a scholarship program designed to prepare military veterans for cybersecurity careers amid the increased demand for professionals in that field, ExecutiveBiz reported June 14.
The 10 recipients to be selected for the CyberWarrior Scholarship will be provided study materials and training in specialties including information systems security, cloud security, healthcare information security and privacy, and will be given exam vouchers for the (ISC)2 cybersecurity certification of their choice, the company said June 13.
“Prolonged and targeted cyberattacks directed at national infrastructure, as well as the national defense sector and its supply chain, remain a major threat to our country,” said Alicia Lynch, chief information security officer at SAIC and a retired U.S. Army colonel.
“We need more certified cybersecurity professionals to meet and defeat these constantly evolving threats.”
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