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.
Kebra Thomspon received an SWSIS scholarship from 2015 to 2016 while she earned a master’s degree in computer science at the University of Washington – Tacoma. She is currently an Information Specialist at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport, Washington.
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. […]
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. […]
Originally Posted on CSUN Today By: Alex Crooks The number of women working in the technology industry is far below the national average in other fields. While women held 57 percent of professional occupations in the United States workforce in 2015, they held only 25 percent of the occupations in professional computing, according to the National […]
Charleston, SC — As the Principal at Lowcountry Tech Academy, Sarah Earle works tirelessly to engage students in STEM/Cyber programs. A vocal advocate of the growing field of cyber security and the need for qualified professionals, Ms. Earle knew she wanted to take a more active role to help raise cyber awareness and bridge the […]
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Continues Dedication to Diversity in IT Security Education HPE, Applied Computer Security Associates and CRA-W Award Third Annual Recipients of Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), in collaboration with Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing […]
Originally posted on PRNewswire-USNewswire BETHESDA, Md., SANS Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the SANS 2014 Difference Makers awards. While the headlines focus on security breaches, there are thousands of security practitioners out there who are quietly succeeding and keeping their companies and customers safe from attacks. The SANS Difference Makers award celebrates those […]
Originally printed in the Ledger-Enquirer BY MARK RICE Trang Nguyen has a pastel-colored laptop cover emblazoned with woodland animals to distinguish her computer. But she doesn’t need any gimmick to distinguish her work on that machine. The Columbus High School and Georgia Tech graduate, now a Columbus State University graduate student, is among the 11 national recipients […]
Originally posted on Market Wired “Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security” Receives Grant From HP to Support a New Generation of IT Security Talent WASHINGTON, DC– Responding to a shortage of cybersecurity professionals across the United States and a dearth of women in the field, Applied Computer Security Associates (ACSA) and the Computing Research Association’s […]