CHANTILLY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL), in partnership with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, today launched the Engility CyberWarriorTM Scholarship, a program created to help returning military veterans reenter the civilian workforce by offering cybersecurity certification training scholarships.
The scholarship program is open to military veterans honorably discharged from one of the five branches of the military by December 21, 2017 or those currently serving as active members in the National Guard or Reserves. The scholarships will include everything the recipients need to prepare to become certified for a career in cybersecurity, including training classes, textbooks and materials and exam vouchers for the (ISC)2® certification of their choice.
“I cannot think of a worthier and more qualified group than our vets to look to for cybersecurity missions,” said Lynn Dugle, Engility CEO. “Our global security relies on having a pipeline of highly skilled, dedicated cyber experts to ensure that our country is prepared as we move into the future.”
At the end of the training, the veterans will have enhanced opportunities to secure cybersecurity jobs with highly technical cyber skill sets, such as security analyst, security engineer, security auditor and security architect. The program focuses on six (ISC)² certifications: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP®), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®).
The U.S. workforce is currently suffering from a cybersecurity worker shortage, according to a 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study commissioned by (ISC)2 and the Center. The survey shows two-thirds of U.S. cybersecurity workers think there is a lack of cybersecurity employees in their place of business because of a skills gap in the workforce. The study also predicts a 1.8 million cyber security workforce gap by the year 2022; a gap that has grown 20 percent since the previous survey just two years prior.
“We are looking to serve a critical need of workforce development in cybersecurity,” said Patrick Craven, director of the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. “Our vets are deeply committed to our national security and are uniquely qualified for this mission.”
Applicants may apply now until November 30, 2017 at https://iamcybersafe.org/cyberwarrior. The scholarships will be awarded this December.
About the Center for Cyber Safety and Education
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center) is a non-profit charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for everyone. The Center works to ensure that people across the globe have a positive and safe experience online through their educational programs, scholarships, and research. Visit www.IAmCyberSafe.org.
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