(ISC)2 extends IT security scholarships


(ISC)2 extends IT security scholarships

Miya Knights

The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 has doubled the number of annual scholarships it awards to graduates conducting information security research projects.

The (ISC)2 Security Scholarship Programme 2007 is offering £51,000, to be shared equally between eight research projects from around the world. One of last year's winners was the University of Kent's Ana Ferreira, who received funding for her research into healthcare access control systems.

Ed Zeitler, executive director at (ISC)2, said the scholarships were important to support the development of information security professionals. Developing expertise was vital because securing critical information infrastructures while maintaining confidentiality and accessibility could not be achieved by technology alone, he said.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2007 and the winners will be announced on 30 June.

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