Press release

Help wanted: security pros looking to jump-start careers

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Infosec and CompTIA are putting a stake in the ground to address the
ongoing cybersecurity workforce gap. Starting today, Infosec is
accepting applications for four scholarships intended for cybersecurity
students and aspiring information security professionals.

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The cybersecurity skills shortage is a growing crisis facing
organizations, with experts predicting more than three million job
openings around the world by 2021. Current
data from CyberSeek
says more than 313,000 cybersecurity jobs are
open in the U.S.

This year’s Infosec Cybersecurity Scholarship Program provides three
award-winning cybersecurity training courses. New in 2019, the program
is expanding to include certification vouchers, thanks to a partnership
with CompTIA, the world’s leading provider of IT certifications.

“We believe good people empowered with the right education can beat the
bad guys,” said Jack Koziol, Infosec CEO. “Businesses big and small,
governments, and organizations everywhere are struggling to find the
talent they need to keep their data safe from attacks. We hope these
scholarships will encourage new talent to join us in the fight against

Each scholarship is valued at $13,000 and gives recipients the skills,
credentials and experience needed to secure a professional-level,
cybersecurity position. Three scholarships in each category will be
awarded, including:

“We’re pleased to team with Infosec on this scholarship program, which
addresses several of the workforce challenges facing the tech industry,”
said John McGlinchey, executive vice president for global certification
at CompTIA. “First and foremost is the need for more trained and
certified cybersecurity professionals to help keep our devices, data and
networks safe.

“CompTIA also has a strong commitment to bring more diversity to the
tech workforce; to attract more young people into our industry, and to
create career opportunities for military personnel transitioning to
civilian life,” McGlinchey added.

Recipients will receive free boot camp enrollments and CompTIA
certification vouchers plus a specialized course of the scholarship
recipient’s choosing:

Security certifications like CompTIA’s Security+ and CompTIA’s Network+
are common requirements for many information-security roles. The Infosec
2019 Scholarship Program aims to bring awareness to workforce diversity
challenges, while proactively working to reduce the number of open jobs
in the cybersecurity industry.

Learn more about the Infosec
Cybersecurity Scholarship Program

this link to download the application

About CompTIA

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading
voice and advocate for the $5 trillion global information technology
ecosystem; and the more than 50 million industry and tech professionals
who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers
the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications,
advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for
advancing the tech industry and its workforce. To learn more visit

About Infosec

Infosec has been fighting cybercrime since 2004. Thousands of
organizations and over 160,000 individuals trust the wide range of
security-specific classes and enterprise security awareness and phishing
training to stay a step ahead of the bad guys. Infosec IQ, Infosec
and Infosec Skills provide the most advanced
and comprehensive education and training platforms. Founded by CEO Jack
Koziol, Infosec is based in Madison, with offices in Chicago and Dulles,
Virginia. Learn more at