In our digital era, organizations are relying increasingly on cybersecurity to protect themselves, enable trust, move faster, add value, and grow. As the volume and sophistication of cyberattacks rises, organizations are experiencing a significant shortage of IT professionals with cybersecurity skills.
To help close this security skills gap, Cisco is introducing the Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program. Cisco will invest $10 million in this program to increase the pool of talent with critical cybersecurity proficiency. Cisco also has enhanced its Security certification portfolio with a new CCNA Cyber Ops certification.
Through the scholarship program, Cisco will offer free training, mentoring, and testing designed to help you earn CCNA Cyber Ops certification and hone the skills needed for the job role of security operations center analyst. The new CCNA Cyber Ops certification has been designed to address the critical skills deficit, providing the job-ready knowledge needed to meet current and future challenges in network security.
The scholarship program will get underway with assessment of candidates in August 2016. The first scholarship awards will be available later in 2016.
For more information and to apply for the Cisco Global Security Scholarship visit:
For more information about CCNA Cyber Ops, visit: www.cisco.com/go/ccnacyberops.
For more information about CCIE Security, visit: www.cisco.com/go/cciesecurity
Cisco Security Blog: http://blogs.cisco.com/security/cisco-10-million-cybersecurity-scholarship