(KOH) – Congresswoman Jacky Rosen, a computer programmer in real life, is encouraging Nevada high school and college students to show their cybersecurity skills and interest, and possibly earn scholarships.
If you live in Nevada and are 16 or over, you’re eligible to try out for the CyberStart program. It’s designed to develop talent to counteract the growing wave of sophisticated cybercriminals.
The top 100 students from the 7 participating states will receive scholarships that cover the $1,500 cost of a cyberskills development program, and will be eligible for further grants/scholarships totaling $500,000 for advanced coursework.
If you enjoy difficult challenges, reading between the lines and problem-solving, this is right up your alley. The qualifying round is just 8 challenges and you can register now through July 28. Browse to: http://www.sans.org/CyberStartUS