SWSIS Scholarships: Where are They Now? Featured Scholar: Jill Jermyn


Jill Jermyn was the first recipient of a SWSIS Scholarship in 2012.   SWSIS funds supported her Masters’ degree at Columbia University, after which she transitioned into a Ph.D. program.  SWSIS does not currently fund Ph.D. studies. Jill is a Software Engineer in Security and Privacy at Google. She recently received her Ph.D. from Columbia University, where her research focused on networking and security.

Student Researchers Ask How Secure We Feel About Internet Security


Originally posted by Bucknell University BY MATT HUGHES You’ve probably noticed how well your internet browser has gotten to know you. Ever-advancing advertising algorithms serving up targeted ads, not to mention data breach after data breach, have made many internet users more attuned than ever to how little privacy we often have on the internet. […]

What does the Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security mean to me?


Each year in co-sponsorship with Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and the Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), CRA-W/ACSA presents the Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security (SWSIS) to 10-15 women in their undergraduate or Master’s studies. This year a SWSIS 2016 recipient shared her experience in the Information Security field and what it means to receive this scholarship.   […]

What the SWSIS Scholarship Means to Me


Receiving the SWSIS Scholarship means more to me than just the financial support. Receiving the recognition and support of the ACSA makes me feel even more determined to complete my degree in Computer Science with an emphasis in Security. This fall, I have the opportunity to study abroad in Stockholm, Sweden where I will also […]

How the ACSA Scholarship has helped me


After learning that I was receiving the SWSIS from ACSA in 2012, I was ecstatic and very grateful. I was studying to complete my Bachelor in Computer Science with a Concentration on Computer Security at Towson University in the next year. I had experience with an internship with a defense contracting firm, however I was […]

Welcoming past SWSIS winners!


Welcoming past SWSIS winners! It’s my pleasure to welcome posts from past SWSIS winners. Over the next few weeks, you’ll see postings from some of the talented young women who were helped in their education by SWSIS scholarships. Join me in congratulating them – and I hope you’ll join them in applying for SWSIS scholarships! — […]

What the SWSIS scholarship has meant to me…


I was honored and very grateful to receive the SWSIS from ACSA in 2012. By allowing me to focus full-time on my studies, the scholarship is helping make possible the completion of my Masters in Computer Science at UCLA. I’ve been exposed to many facets of information security while at school, and I interned at […]