Raytheon has partnered with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education to award new scholarships to six women in an effort to encourage them to pursue degrees and careers in cybersecurity.
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education will oversee the company's Women's Cybersecurity Scholarship program that will select three female college students and three mid-career professionals that aim to expand their cyber skill sets, Raytheon said Monday.
“Recent global surveys show young women see fewer opportunities in cyber careers than young men do,” said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business.
“If we can create a clear path to cybersecurity careers for women, we can help eliminate the serious cyber talent shortage and make our country and the world more secure.”
Raytheon will select six female scholars each year for a paid summer internship at the company's intelligence, information and services cybersecurity and special missions business.
(ISC)2 will also offer scholars a certification exam voucher and free first annual (ISC)2 membership once they pass the exam.
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education is a nonprofit charitable trust of (ISC)2 that works to help the public ensure online security through cybersecurity awareness programs.