The Women on Cyber Singapore Scholarship is celebrating the exemplary talent, dedication, and merit of women in cybersecurity.
With the support of Women on Cyber, Offensive Security and media partner MySecurity Media, a total of 10 PEN-200 90 days online course vouchers will be awarded as part of the OffSec Giving Program.
Five of these scholarships will be awarded to the top performers of the third-edition of the CTF for Girls competition.
Applications for the remaining five scholarships are open on Women on Cyber’s website (https://women-on-cyber.com//), which closes on 1st October 2021.
Applicants will be scored based on their fulfilment of three key criteria, that is Passion, Merit and Financial Need. Each applicant will be reviewed and chosen by a judging panel comprising of highly qualified industry professionals from the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, Land Transport Authority, Offensive Security, as well as Responsible Cyber Pte. Ltd.
The list of awardees will have the opportunity to embark on their offensive security course and examination, through study groups led by Women on Cyber, as well as have their achievements published on Women on Cyber’s website.
Dr Magda Chelly, leader and founder of Women on Cyber Singapore Chapter, remarked “I strongly believe in tangible results to make a change. We are building the talent pool for Singapore, through diversity and inclusion initiatives. I remain very proud of all the honourees and continue to envision other similar initiatives in the future.”
Each year, the Women on Cyber Awards offer a range of scholarships to support female professionals willing to work in the cyber security field or young female graduates in computer sciences or other similar studies. These awards, made up of mostly professional cyber security certifications and courses, represent a concerted effort to address the underrepresentation of women in the field of information security by attracting high-quality new female entrants into the industry.
In the first quarter of 2021, two PEN-200 90 days online course vouchers had been awarded. The award winners were Andrea Thniah, and Jia Wen Zheng. Andrea is now officially an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP). Jia Wen is in the process of receiving her certification.
The scholarships provide potential female information security professionals with the necessary support and resources. Additionally, it also helps them prepare for a fulfilling career in this critical sector.
Women Of Security is an international network of women supporting women of security. Women On Cyber (Women on Cyber Singapore chapter) has paved the way for strong business and mentorship relations to be forged among its membership. Women on Cyber Singapore Chapter is a local non-profit group whose current initiatives are centred on Singapore soil and has plans to expand the program across ASEAN countries in the coming years.