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SAIC to Offer 10 Scholarships for Veterans Pursuing Cybersecurity Careers

January, 02, 2020

In collaboration with (ISC)2’s Center for Cyber Safety and Education, SAIC is now accepting applications for its 2020 CyberWarrior Scholarship

RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) is now accepting applications for its CyberWarrior™ Scholarship. In collaboration with (ISC)2’s nonprofit charitable trust, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, the scholarship program provides military veterans with career development opportunities to help meet the national need for qualified cybersecurity professionals. SAIC intends to award 10 scholarships this year, bringing the total CyberWarriors supported since 2017 to 30.

“Given the prolonged and targeted cyberattacks against our national infrastructure, as well as the national defense sector and its supply chain, the demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals remains strong and is increasing rapidly,” said Alicia Lynch, SAIC chief information security officer and retired U.S. Army colonel. “Veterans hold a deep and enduring commitment to protecting our national security, which makes them ideal candidates for becoming certified cybersecurity professionals. SAIC’s CyberWarrior Scholarship helps close the supply and demand gap that cyber professional companies face in the current cyber talent market.”

The SAIC CyberWarrior Scholarship program is open to U.S. military veterans who were honorably discharged from one of the five branches of the military before April 14, 2020, as well as those currently serving as active members in the National Guard or Reserves. The scholarships include everything the recipients need to prepare to become certified for careers in cybersecurity, including training classes, textbooks and materials, and exam vouchers for the (ISC)2 certification of their choice.

At the end of the training, scholarship recipients will have enhanced opportunities to secure cybersecurity positions that require highly technical cyber skills, 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 application period for the 2020 CyberWarrior Scholarship closes at noon ET on March 16, 2020. The application and additional details can be found on the CyberWarrior Scholarship website.

About SAIC

SAIC® is a premier technology integrator solving our nation’s most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions.

We are 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

About Center for Cyber Safety and Education

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable trust of (ISC)², 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. They hold the exclusive global rights to use Garfield the Cat to teach younger children how to be safe and secure online. Visit IAmCyberSafe.org for more information.

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SAIC Media Contact:
Lauren Presti
703-676-8982
lauren.a.presti@saic.com

Center Media Contact :
Beatriz Parres
727-339-6648
bparres@isc2.org

Source: Science Applications International Corp.

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