Raytheon to provide new cybersecurity scholarships for women

Raytheon, along with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education, is to expand cybersecurity scholarships for women.

The partners will offer six new scholarships this year to encourage women to pursue cybersecurity degrees.

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services business president Dave Wajsgras said: "Recent global surveys show young women see fewer opportunities in cyber careers than young men do.

"If we can create a clear path to cybersecurity careers for women, we can help eliminate the serious cyber talent shortage and make our country and the world more secure."

Raytheon Women's Cybersecurity Scholarships will be awarded to three women entering college and to three mid-career professionals, who aim to expand their skill sets or change career fields.

The company will offer paid summer internship to selected scholarship recipients in its Intelligence, Information and Services Cybersecurity and Special Missions business.

The scholars will also receive a voucher for (ISC)² certification exam and a fully paid, first-year (ISC)² membership after passing the exam and becoming endorsed.

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education is a nonprofit charitable trust of (ISC)2 which uses cybersecurity education and awareness programmes to empower students, teachers and the public to secure their online presence, Raytheon said in a statement.

Raytheon provides career opportunities in computer network operations, defence and exploitation; information assurance; cyber resiliency; managed security services; and cybersecurity operations centres.