The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) announced today that it has teamed up with Google to award scholarships to its members for cybersecurity training. The scholarship will cover the cost of computer-based and simulation training to those looking to grow and advance cybersecurity knowledge and skills.
This program is aimed at addressing the 3,000,000 unfilled cybersecurity job openings worldwide, and specifically, the disproportionately underrepresented women and minority populations. Students, unemployed professionals, and others looking to enter the cybersecurity field can build the essential skills needed for offensive and defensive work roles. Both training providers map their course and hands-on challenges to the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, ensuring that recipients have marketable skills upon completion of the training.
“Google is proud to support this scholarship program aimed at developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals through equipping them with fundamental skills to become a security professional as well as providing access to networking and community building opportunities” – Sarah Morales, Outreach Program Manager, Security & Privacy at Google
“This scholarship program is in direct support of ICMCP’s mission to build programs designed to foster recruitment, inclusion, and retention for that demographic“ – Larry Whiteside, Jr., ICMCP President
RangeForce is honored to partner with Google and ICMCP to provide access to world class cyber training encompassing over 500 hands on learning modules. Our curriculum in Security Operations, Threat Hunting, Cloud Security, and OWASP Top 10 skills provides an easily accessible path for all levels of expertise to take their cyber career to the next level. This partnership reinforces our corporate mission to expand cyber knowledge to a diverse constituency – quote from Gordon Lawson, President at RangeForce.
How to Apply
- ICMCP Membership (link) is required
- Complete Training Scholarship Application (link)
- Submission period: February 23, 2021 – March 27, 2021
- Recipient announcement: First week in April
- Training period: May through September 2021.
Scholarship recipients will also have the opportunity to enhance their experience through the ICMCP Mentoring program (link.) Participation in the Mentoring Program is highly recommended as scholarship recipients will be given access to a cybersecurity professional for career coaching, job application assistance, and resume workshops.
The International Consortium of Minority Cyber Professionals (ICMCP) was created as a 501(c)3 non-profit association dedicated to the academic and professional success of minority cybersecurity students and professionals. Our mission is to achieve the consistent representation of women and minorities in the cybersecurity industry through programs designed to foster recruitment, inclusion and retention – one person at a time. The ICMCP tackles the ‘great cyber divide’ with scholarship opportunities, diverse workforce development, innovative outreach, and mentoring programs.
About the Training Providers
Security Innovation is a pioneer in software security and literally wrote the book on How to Break Software Security. Since 2002, organizations have relied on the company’s assessment and training solutions to secure software wherever it runs. Recognized 6x on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for computer-based security training, it’s CMD+CTRL SaaS platform combines role-based courses with hands-on cyber ranges to build skills that stick. With over 3.5 million users, CMD+CTRL helps all software security stakeholders address the risk of today’s tech stacks – flawed design, defenseless code, expanded attack surface, and misconfigured deployments. For more information, please visit https://www.securityinnovation.com/
RangeForce creates accessible cybersecurity training experiences for you and your team. Powered by the industry’s first integrated training platform and virtual cyber range, we help customers operationalize a SaaS-based cybersecurity training program in hours, saving up to 65% over traditional training and up to $1M annually on hosted cyber ranges. RangeForce is revolutionizing cybersecurity training with its adaptive learning technology to better train and cross-train DevOps, IT, and security professionals. Train with us to build cyber resilience, and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. For more information, please visit https://www.rangeforce.com/.