Funded through grants from the National Science Foundation, these scholarships are meant to cover a full-time student's tuition and education fees as well as providing an annual stipend."The mentorship and guidance I received in the Scholarship for Service Program shaped my career path tremendously," said Patrick Kelly, an alumnus of the SFS Program."I didn't even know that a career in cybersecurity was a possibility until I heard about SFS."After completing their degree, scholarship recipients serve in a cybersecurity-related position in the government for a period equivalent to the length of their scholarship.October 30, 2017Our Nation's critical infrastructure now runs on the internet.The systems we depend on every day - like electricity, running water, traffic lights, and telecommunications systems - are all operated through digital networks, making them vulnerable to cyber attacks.A career in cybersecurity is becoming more attractive - offering high earning potential, a wide range of job opportunities, and a rewarding role in protecting our national security.
As a cyersecurity professional for DHS, I've found that sense of purpose again.Scammers and spammers view the holidays as a golden opportunity to take advantage of unsuspecting online shoppers. For more holiday shopping tips, check our the Federal Trade Commission. Our Nation needs skilled cybersecurity professionals to defend our country from cyber criminals who threaten our security, economic stability, and American way of life.Hackers may use tactics like preying on popular keyword searches to lure shoppers to malicious websites, with the goal of collecting financial and personal information. Veterans who have served and protected our country are well positioned to transition into these crucial roles.Cybersecurity professionals play a crucial role in the United States national security.Cyber attacks from hackers, organized criminals, or state actors jeopardize the safety of Americans and put our country at risk.