(ISC)² Launches Information Security Awards

Non-profit certification group (ISC)² Wednesday kicked off its 2008 information security awards program with plans to hand out $100,000 for post-graduate information security research projects. Scholarships of up to $12,500 will be given out to eight full-time students pursuing a master's degree in information security at an accredited university.

"We staunchly believe in supporting information security professionals throughout their careers," said Jill Slay, chair of the (ISC)² Scholarship Committee, in a statement released Feb. 20. "The scholarship program is just one way in which we are working to advance the profession through education and research. We are honored to provide opportunities for emerging leaders to continue their critical research that is shaping the future of our profession."

The Information Security Scholarship Program for 2008 requires applicants to submit a scholarship application form, transcripts, references, and budget proposal. Criteria for selection include relevant research, an (ISC)² designation, and financial need.

The deadline for submissions for the awards is April 30. Recipients will be announced in June. The awards are open to post-graduate students attending a regionally accredited university anywhere in the world. It is also open to previous recipients. Further information, including guidelines and an application form, can be found here.

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David Nagel is editorial director, education for 1105 Media's Public Sector Media Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal. A 22-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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