Engility in partnership with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, awarded four new cybersecurity training and certification scholarships. The scholarship program provides military veterans with career development opportunities in order to help meet the national need for qualified cybersecurity professionals.
The Fall 2018 class consists of four U.S. Army veterans:
- Calasancio S. Fernandes from San Antonio, Texas
- Carlos Goveo from Scottsdale, Arizona
- Alexander Hardy from Indianapolis, Indiana
- Bobby Swan from Belton, Texas
“I am proud to welcome the Fall 2018 CyberWarrior class into this key program,” said Lynn Dugle, Engility CEO, chairman and president. “The challenges facing our country require their skill, discipline and dedication.”
The scholarship program is open to military veterans honorably discharged from one of the five branches of the military by October 26, 2018, or those currently serving as active members in the National Guard or Reserves. The scholarships 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.
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)²certifications: 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 demand for trained and certified cybersecurity professionals continues to rise,” said Patrick Craven, director of the Center for Cyber Safety and Education. “We are excited to partner with Engility to help veterans so they can quickly step into those key roles as they transition back to civilian life.”