SAN MATEO, Calif. (November 15, 2016) – As part of their commitment to the future fight against cyber-crimes, Exabeam is excited to announce details related to their first ever scholarship essay contest.
The contest, which is now open to applicants, offers a top prize of $1,000 to legal U.S. residents who are currently enrolled as a full-time student at any accredited college or university in the United States. In addition, all applicants are required to carry a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Applicants are encouraged to thoughtfully consider the last year as it relates to cyber-crimes and choose the most influential story of 2016. They are then asked to craft a 600–1,000-word essay addressing how the news media covered the crime as well as what advice the student would offer to relevant leaders and policy makers in the wake of the story.
“Cyber crimes are simply becoming more complex,” said Rick Caccia Chief Marketing Officer. “They’re long running, difficult to detect, and require sharp minds to manage. This scholarship opportunity invites the next generation of students to show their passion for creating innovative solutions to combat the next round of these online threats.”
All applicants must submit their essay online no later than March 1, 2017. In addition to their essay, applicants will need to submit a formal copy of their transcripts to Exabeam via email at Stephanie@exabeam.com with the subject line “Exabeam Cyber Security Scholarship.”
For complete rules, terms, and conditions, please click here.
Exabeam’s user and entity behavior analytics solution leverages existing log data to quickly detect advanced attacks, prioritize incidents and guide effective response. The company’s Stateful User Tracking™ automates the work of security analysts by resolving individual security events and behavioral anomalies into a complete attack chain. This dramatically reduces response times and uncovers attack impacts that would otherwise go unseen. Built by seasoned security experts and enterprise IT veterans from Imperva, ArcSight and Sumo Logic, Exabeam is headquartered in San Mateo, California and is privately funded by Aspect Ventures, Icon Ventures, Investor Shlomo Kramer and Norwest Venture Partners. Visit us on Facebook or Twitter and follow us on LinkedIn.