Scholarship program empowers military veterans
CHANTILLY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2017--
Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL), in partnership with the Center for
Cyber Safety and Education, today launched the Engility CyberWarriorTM Scholarship,
a program created to help returning military veterans reenter the
civilian workforce by offering cybersecurity certification training
The scholarship program is open to military veterans honorably
discharged from one of the five branches of the military by December 21,
2017 or those currently serving as active members in the National Guard
or Reserves. The scholarships will 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.
“I cannot think of a worthier and more qualified group than our vets to
look to for cybersecurity missions,” said Lynn Dugle, Engility CEO. “Our
global security relies on having a pipeline of highly skilled, dedicated
cyber experts to ensure that our country is prepared as we move into the
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)²
certifications: 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 U.S. workforce is currently suffering from a cybersecurity worker
shortage, according to a 2017 Global
Information Security Workforce Study commissioned by (ISC)2
and the Center. The survey shows two-thirds of U.S. cybersecurity
workers think there is a lack of cybersecurity employees in their place
of business because of a skills gap in the workforce. The study also
predicts a 1.8 million cyber security workforce gap by the year 2022; a
gap that has grown 20 percent since the previous survey just two years
“We are looking to serve a critical need of workforce development in
cybersecurity,” said Patrick Craven, director of the Center for Cyber
Safety and Education. “Our vets are deeply committed to our national
security and are uniquely qualified for this mission.”
Applicants may apply now until November 30, 2017 at https://iamcybersafe.org/cyberwarrior.
The scholarships will be awarded this December.
About the Center for Cyber Safety and Education
The Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center) is a non-profit
charitable trust committed to making the cyber world a safer place for
everyone. The Center works to ensure that people across the globe have a
positive and safe experience online through their educational programs,
scholarships, and research. Visit www.IAmCyberSafe.org.
Engility (NYSE: EGL) is engineered to make a difference. Built on six
decades of heritage, Engility is a leading provider of integrated
solutions and services, supporting U.S. government customers in the
defense, federal civilian, intelligence and space communities. Our
innovative, highly technical solutions and engineering capabilities
address diverse client missions. We draw upon our team’s intimate
understanding of customer needs, deep domain expertise and technical
skills to help solve our nation’s toughest challenges. Headquartered in
Chantilly, Virginia, and with offices around the world, Engility’s array
of specialized technical service offerings include high-performance
computing, cybersecurity, enterprise modernization and systems
engineering. To learn more about Engility, please visit www.engilitycorp.com
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