14 June 2016, USA :
Cisco today announced that it is introducing a $10m global cybersecurity scholarship programme, as well as enhancements to its security certification portfolio, in order address the looming global shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the industry.
To address the shortfall of security talent, Cisco will invest $10 million in a two-year Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program to increase the pool of available talent with critical cybersecurity proficiency. Cisco will offer training, mentoring and certification that align with the Security Operations Center Analyst industry job role.
Cisco will deliver the program in partnership with key Cisco Authorized Learning Partners. This training is designed to address the critical skills deficit, providing on-the-job readiness needed to meet current and future challenges of network security.
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn, Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Services said, “Cybersecurity is essential to digital success. Many CEOs across the globe tell us their ability to innovate is hampered by their security concerns in the digital world. This creates a big future demand for skill sets that don’t exist at scale today. We developed this scholarship program to help jump-start the development of new talent.”
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