Today EC-Council and IBM announced that IBM will once again fund a scholarship program for women to attend EC-Council’s Hacker Halted security conference free of charge. Funded by IBM Security, the scholarship is designed to help address the underrepresentation of women in cybersecurity and help women further their skills and expertise in this high-demand field. Hacker Halted 2017 conference saw a large increase in female attendees due to the support of IBM and the sponsorship. In fact, approximately 34% of last year’s registrants were women – a huge number for information security conferences.
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